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Rolling wave programming

Programmes describe the sequence in which tasks must be carried out so that a project (or part of a project) can be completed on time. They offer a view of how the project will be divided into activities, the duration of those activities, and logic links to preceding and succeeding activities.

Programmes may be depicted as Gantt charts, bar charts, line-of-balance diagrams, pure logic diagrams, time-scaled logic diagrams, time-chainage diagrams and so on.

For more information see: Programme for building design and construction.

Rolling wave programming is a method of programme development in which the details of the programme are progressively elaborated as the project proceeds. This is based on the assumption that it will be possible to develop the plan for specific activities in more detail closer to the time that they are actually executed.

Ref The Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol, 2nd edition, published in February 2017 by the Society of Construction Law (UK).

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