Starting points and objective
The process concerns projects that need to be updated and re-scheduled due to (significant) changes during the execution.
It may also concern projects that are imported or entered in LYNX “half-way” and have tasks that already have been completed.
The objective of this process is:
- to recalculate a realistic and appropriate buffer-size
- To ensure a correct status and position of the project in the fever chart in terms of: Progress Buffer consumption
Behaviour is similar for Project Buffers and Milestone buffers.
See the attachment to this article with the current documentation regarding this topic!
Set Feeding Chain Duration Feature / Current Progress
When a project is rescheduled based on "Current Progress" any progress already achieved, when calculating the Critical Chain, only based on the remaining tasks in a project.
In the picture below the Reschedule behaviour is set to "Current Progress"
In order to account for progress already achieved in the past, the Original Duration of the project can be set through the set feeding chain feature.
(ensure you position either on the project buffer or the milestone buffer for which you want to update the feeding chain duration).
Through setting the (original) feeding chain duration the project that has been rescheduled is repositioned in the Progress Chart, according to a realistic progress versus buffer consumption.
See the example below:
See also the documentation attached to this article.