Concept of Momentum Checkpoints (MCPs)
Another innovation of Momentum Science is the concept of a Momentum Checkpoints (MCPs). These temporal markers (timestones) act just like distance markers (milestones), by helping to orient the Project Execution Team to where they are with respect to intermediate progress “checkpoints.”
Application of Momentum Checkpoints
In practice, Momentum Management (see Volume 7) calls for the identification of three levels of MCPs, labeled Level A, Level B, and Level C.
- Level A MCPs: These are Owner-imposed deadlines required by contract. As such, it is Level A MCPs that the Owner monitors closely throughout Project Execution.
- Level B MCPs: These are self-imposed by the Contractor. They reflect “need dates” by which certain portions of Work Scope must be completed in order to insure (safeguard) Level A MCPs.
- Level C MCPs: These are inserted during Schedule Development by the Project Team, to act as pacing markers (timestones), so as to insure achievement of Level B MCPs.