Overview

  • What are Delays?
  • Creating Delay Reasons
  • Assigning Delays
  • Analysing Performance and Causes of Delay

What are Delays?

Delays are individual shifts of a task that have didn't succeed (sound complex? Check out Analyse).

Each delay, at its core, requires a root cause reason for the delay and those reasons are attributed to individual days.

One failed task day = one delay. Why? because tasks might be a few days long but each day on site is expensive and every day of production costs money. so tracking success rates of every day of planned work exposes performance across the board, not just on the critical path. It's a true early indicator. Delays have a date and reason as a minimum.

Creating Delay Reasons

Delay reason management is a Standard or Enterprise Feature

The available set of reasons for delay are Project Assets and can be controlled by Project Administrators from the Administration Controls page.

This can be found by navigating to the Project Menu and selecting Administration Controls (Jump To ↦).

From here navigate to the Delay Tab.

Delay Reasons can be added, renamed or deleted and will be available across the project for use. Additionally, Delay reasons can be marked as "ID Recordable" which will enable users to record a specific ID against each delay. This can be used to record specific changes, RFI or Compensation Event numbers.

Did you know? Each project has a default set of delay reasons that are derived from the core reasons in the Last Planner system

Assigning Delays

Delay Reasons or status can be assigned to task days by any user that has edit rights to the tasks. There are two basic ways to assign delay reasons to a task, these are covered here.

Analysing Performance and Causes of Delay

Analysis of delays is at the core of Aphex Planner. Check out Analysis to see all the ways you can extract insight and understanding.

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