The Planning and Scheduling Handbook

Document type: Good Practice Document
Author: Rob Little
Publication Date: 27/09/2016

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  • Abstract

    Crossrail Planning and Scheduling Handbook

    The Planning and Scheduling handbook describes how planning is undertaken at Crossrail. It is an intranet based tool that pulls together the various guidance notes and desktop instructions into one page through a series of linked documents as shown below. This handbook is shared on the learning legacy for reference by other major projects considering their planning strategy and systems.
    The sections of the handbook are shown below and the handbook can be downloaded here . (Section 1 not included at this time).

    2. Essential Orientation

    2.1 Schedule Hierarchy
    2.2 End of Period Timescales
    2.3 Intranet Planning Page

    3. Crossrail Periodic and Other Reporting Requirements

    3.1 Weekly Quantity Flash Reports
    3.2 Area & Project Summary Schedule One Page Programme
    3.3 PRep Reporting Requirements (MOHS Level1)
    3.4 End of Period Timescales – Surface Works (Network Rail)
    3.5 Reports – Periodic from Planning Central Team
    3.6 Level 2 Schedule Narrative (Schedule Basis and Assumptions)
    3.7 London Underground Interfaces
    3.8 Detailed Design Stations Portals and Shafts
    3.9 Detailed Design Urban Realm
    3.10 Lifts & Escalators

    4. Anchor and Key Event Milestones

    4.1 Anchor and Key Event Milestone Definition
    4.2 Anchor and Key Event Milestone Progress Reporting 4.3 Anchor Milestone & MOHS Key Handover Dates Change Process 4.4 PDA Milestones

    5. Primavera Information

    5.1 P6 Mandatory Global Project and Activity Codes for Level 1 & 2 Plans
    5.2 P6 Schedule Conventions and Set-up
    5.3 Level 1 (MOHS) and Level 2 (Integrated Project Schedule) P6 Layouts
    5.4 Level 1 (MOHS) and Level 2 (Integrated Project Schedule) Schedule Management
    5.5 Intranet Schedule and Document Viewing (Not Included)
    5.6 Schedule Integrity Checking
    5.7 Level 2 Interface Milestones Tracking

    6. Contract Requirements (NEC and Other)

    6.1 NEC Milestone Date Definition
    6.2 Planned and Contract Completion Milestones

    7. Planning Interface with PRISM and Crystal

    7.1 PRISM Planning and Scheduling Interface Requirements
    7.2 Crystal Data Requirements

    8. Schedule Risk Analysis

    8.1 Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis
    8.2 Programme Level Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis

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  • Authors

    Rob Little - Crossrail Ltd, The Nichols Group

    Head of Planning

    Rob has worked with Nichols since 2002 holding senior planning positions on some of London’s most significant railway infrastructure projects including Metronet, Thameslink and Crossrail. Rob’s experience includes the construction of Hong Kong International Airport, infrastructure projects in southern China and telecoms experience to build global long distance capacity to support the growth of the internet.

    Rob is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with an MBA.