Schedule Compression – Scenario#2 – Less Time at hand

I guess, since we have lesser amount of time left (6 weeks as opposed to 1 year), I would certainly let the sponsor know that we need to utilize ‘Crashing‘ method to compress the schedule and would make sure that the sponsor is willing to put in money for extra resources to do the remaining activities in the critical path. ‘Fast tracking’ method might not be useful since only little time is left to assess risks and feasibility of doing activities in parallel.

Based on agreement from the sponsor to invest money on additional resources, I would prepare a resource break down structure for the rest of the activities on critical path for immediate hiring of required personnel. To determine resource allocation required, I might use MS Project schedule and just adjust the timing on the remaining activities and identify the extra resource requirement based on resource overload.