DECEPTIVE SCHEDULES: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THEM?

“At the meeting the four experts lamented the state of scheduling. They say they see widespread abuses of powerful software to produce badly flawed or deliberately deceptive schedules that look good, but lack mathematical coherence or common sense about how the industry works.”

This was the bottle of champagne broken across the bow of the SS College of Scheduling at its launching. Since that time, practice standards have been published and professional certifications implemented. It will be years before we know if we have moved the meter on the quality of schedules in general.

But with the publication of AACE International Recommended Practice 29R-03 Forensic Schedule Analysis, we ought to be able to detect individual flawed and deceptive schedules, particularly where the deception is the result of logic manipulation.

Can we? And if we can, what can be done for parties deceived by such schedules?

Deceptive Schedules