Is Tilos Linear Scheduling?
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Our anecdotal evidence is that the vast majority of users of Tilos, only require the latter Time Location charting functionality, but are required to purchase, be trained in and use all the other features of Tilos they do not require.
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So is TIlos Linear Scheduling?
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Turbo Chart only offers the functionality of 1. above albeit with greater ease-of-use than Tilos. While we do not promote Turbo-Chart to be a scheduling tool (as there is no scheduling engine or ability to re-calculate task dates), for many users the ability to generate the linear schedules will be just enough to call Turbo-Chart a Linear Scheduling tool. As the process of generating the charts from a CPM tool is very quick using Turbo-Chart, the combination of updating the CPM schedule, and reflecting the update in the linear schedule format, will allow users to use their existing scheduling tool also for linear scheduling purposes.
So what is a Tilos Schedule?
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Another consideration for the term “Tilos Schedule” is this – on most typical projects, it’s rare that the project schedule only consists of the linear elements. In the context of the overall project, often an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) will include many non-linear elements as Approvals, Design, Procurement, Testing and Commissioning. The linear elements, typically for construction, may be extracted from the source of the IMS, say Primavera P6, and then imported into Tilos for modification.
This modification, being down in isolation of the overall IMS, results in a “Tilos Schedule” that results in either:
- An independent Tilos Schedule that may not be aligned with the IMS and evolves on its own course, removed from the effects of the other project tasks in the IMS, or
- Requires significant effort in integrating back into the IMS, and validation that the modification is still aligned with the most current state of the IMS.
Using Turbo-Chart, both of those issues are avoided, as Turbo-Chart’s workflow enables the Linear elements of the project to remain within the IMS, in the preferred scheduling tool by the users. Changes to the IMS can be instantly reflected in the Linear Schedules/Time Location charts generated using Turbo-Chart, with the assurance that wider relationships to and from the IMS are being adhered to.
As the IMS is updated on a regular basis, as per the projects reporting timetable, the process of producing an updated Linear Schedule/Time Location chart in Turbo-Chart can also be easily undertaken as part of the reporting process. We hear from many Tilos users that producing updates of their schedule can be a time-consuming process, often requiring a Tilos timetable of the days required to update.