Can you give me 3-4 SF relationship examples in real life used for construction project management?
One is tempted to do these to manipulate dates for just-in-time work:
- Install pump -SF-> Deliver pump;
- Construct platform -SF-> Platform pre-construction meeting;
- Commission Eqpt -SF-> Energize equipment.
Although this gets the dates where you want them, the logic flow is reversed from reality. This messes up critical path and other logic analyses. Some people have pointed to the second example as an acceptable use case, though I would suggest it is just as bad as the rest. You can accomplish the same thing with correct logic flow and a zero-free-float constraint (if you have it available in your software) or intermediate/dummy milestone (if ZFF is not available, e.g. MSP.)