The primary task is to get the job done on or ahead of time, within or under budget, and with technical compliance.
When the task is kicked off, you may be in a personnel situation that is different now from what it was at the time the program was bid. There are a number of situations that can occur and that require different action.
Following are sets of budget and schedule situations and the particular action required for each one:
On Budget/On Schedule. Stay the course!
On Budget/Ahead of Schedule. Build a reasonable schedule reserve for use later on, particularly during integration and test.
Over Budget/On Schedule. Reassess the organization mix and personnel qualifications. Can they be changed and still get the job done? Can you ...