300 Task Example (derived from Boeing data & simplified)

 

Critical Path

 

Critical Path     = 76.25+ days           (ignoring resource constraints)

 

 

Tue 5/29/07 8:00 AM           to  Mon 8/13/07 4:43 PM

 

Microsoft Project Resource Leveling results

 

 

Tue 5/29/07 8:00 AM           to  10/24/2007 12:14 AM

 

MS Project 2007   = 147.75 days

 

 

Set Actuals to Match Scheduled Results for Use in Aurora for Comparison

 

If the Tracking Toolbar is not already visible, make it visible via

View Toolbars Tracking

 

Next select all the lines in the Project (1 through 301),

 

With all the lines selected, hit the

      Update as scheduled button in the Tracking toolbar.

       

 

This will make the

Actual Start & Actual Finish

values match the scheduled Start and Finish times.

 

Save the file as an XML that will be imported into Aurora.

 

Aurora Scheduling Results

 

 

Aurora            = 102.5 days

 

Again

MS Project 2007   = 147.75 days

 

Set Baseline in Aurora

 

Create a baseline

Utilities Baseline Schedule

 

Read in MS Project resource scheduled project via XML Execution Update

 

Add the baseline

File MS Project XML Execution Update

 

 

Open Gantt Chart and compare with Snapshot

 

 

Display a Gantt Chart

      Display Gantt Chart 

 

 

Add the baseline

Gantt Chart Inclusion Compare Snapshot

 

 

See the video showing the differences in Gantt chart