Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Different Types of Float in Project

Different Types of Float in Project

Total Float - Amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying project end date and adhering to schedule constraints. E.g. Let's suppose there are 2 activities (A&B) back 2 back whose float when added can take care of delays in activity A keeping project end date intact but in this adjustment, start date of B may be changed and there is no impact on any other schedule also

Free Float - Amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying Early Start of successor activity and adhering to schedule constraints. So in this case we have to take care and ES of activity B should be intact. Only float of activity A can be used without impacting other schedule contraints

Project Float - This term is no there in PMBOK however in some other reference book this is described. This is the buffer kept between the actual planned completion date and date committed to client. E.g planned end date of a project is X and we give the delivery date to client as X+A. In this scenario, A is referred as Project Float

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Kshitij Yelkar
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