# Question: What Is Negative Float In P6?

## What is float p6?

In Primavera P6, there are two important values: Total Float and Free Float.

Total Float: is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the Project Finish Date.

Free Float: is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying its Successor Activity Finish Date..

## What is Programme float?

The concept of float (or ‘slack’) is used to describe the amount of time that an event or activity can be delayed without delaying the overall completion of the works. Float is calculated by subtracting the time necessary to perform a task from the time available to perform it.

## What is positive lag?

An FS relationship modified by positive lag, Figure 2, says that not only must predecessor activity A be complete before you begin successor activity B, but you must also wait a defined period of time after A finishes before you can actually begin the successor activity B.

## When total float is zero What would be free float?

Total float is zero, this means the path is the critical path and all activities on this path will have zero float. Zero float means you can not delay the activity any further. They must finish on the duration assigned to them.

## Can free float be more than total float?

The total float is the amount an activities progress can be extended without delaying critical path activities, and, therefore, the project. Free float, however, shows how much an activity can be postponed without disturbing a successor activity. Free float is a more stringent measure than total float.

## How do you calculate negative float?

Total Float is amount of time that an activity can be delayed from its early start date without delaying the project finish date. (Negative TF of 48 days in your case will indicate your project is 48 days behind schedule). The calculation for TF =LF-EF which produces Finish Float; or LS-ES which produces Start Float.

## Who owns terminal float?

Terminal float The ECC assesses the impact of delay by reference to the contractor’s planned completion date, not the contractual completion date (clause 63.3). This means that the contractor’s terminal float remains untouched when assesing an extension of time; in other words, the contractor owns the terminal float.

## What is difference between float and slack?

That means that slack is referring to the amount of time that an activity can start later than originally planned and float is about the time when an activity takes longer than originally planned. … Total float is the amount of time that an activity can be delayed without delaying the completion of the project.

## What is negative lag in Primavera?

To clarify, lag is waiting time between the completion of a predecessor activity and the start of its successor activity. Negative lag, (a.k.a. lead) is the amount of time that a successor activity can start before the completion of a predecessor activity. Negative lag is discouraged by most scheduling guidelines.

## What does lead lag mean?

Lead and lag are both used in the development of the project schedule. Lead is an acceleration of the successor activity and can be used only on finish-to-start activity relationships. Lag is a delay in the successor activity and can be found on all activity relationship types.

## What are the types of float?

There are two types of float in project management, free float (FF) and total float (TF).Free float is the amount of time that a task can be delayed without impacting the subsequent task.Total float is the amount of time a task or a project can be delayed without impacting the overall project completion time.

## What is positive float?

Positive float means that there is more time available for an activity in the project schedule. So if that particular activity was delayed it will not delay the completion of the project as per the project schedule. Positive float activities are not on critical path.

## What is negative float?

Negative float, also known as negative slack, is the amount of time beyond a project’s scheduled completion that a task within the project requires. … Negative slack can also indicate a scheduling problem when, for example, a task’s start date is set earlier than the end date for a preceding task in the critical path.

## What is terminal float?

Terminal float: The difference between a contractor’s planned completion date and the completion date set in the contract.

## What is total float?

Total float, also called float or slack, is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the overall project duration. Total float is shared between activities in a sequence.

## What is the difference between free float and independent float?

Free Float: Obtained by deducting the Early start plus the activity duration from the Early Finish of the Activity. … However, this float does not eat away the slack time available for the successor activity. Independent Float: Obtained by deducting the Late start plus the activity duration from the Early Finish.

## Can you have a negative free float?

Yes float can be negative.

## Why are negative lags bad?

Many planners argue that this takes time and this leads to the use of negative lag to cut down both the complexity of a schedule and the number of activities within it. A common argument which favours the use of negative lag is that the alternatives available lead to schedule ‘bloating’.