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Last edited 23 Apr 2019
A programme is a tool that can be used to divide works into a series of activities, each with a duration and logic links to preceding and succeeding activities. The programme may be depicted as a Gantt chart, line of balance diagram, pure logic diagram, time-scaled logic diagram or time-chainage diagram.
Within the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), the ‘accepted programme’, is accepted by the project manager and should be a practicable and realistic representation of when the contractor intends to carry out each part of the works, identifying the resource they intend to use.
The programme narrative is a written explanation of the assumptions underlying the accepted programme (or the updated programme), its key resources, sequencing restraints, critical path, risks, exclusions, exceptions, and execution strategy.
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