Schedule Development

A well developed schedule is one of the cornerstones of a successful project. When resource limitations in your team create bottlenecks for the timely delivery of a schedule consider using our services. Our team of experienced planner/schedulers will work with your team to deliver a high quality product that adheres to the highest standards of scheduling, including the widely accepted 14-point DMCA guidelines.

Whether you need scheduling support for a  short term deliverable (such as during the bid phase)  or for a longer term, please contact us.

Schedule Analysis

Our partner, Acumen, has revolutionized schedule analysis with the development of FUSE, their project analytics tool. We all know  that  a sound schedule is the basis for successful project management.  Use Fuse to pinpoint and resolve scheduling flaws resulting in a more realistic and achievable plan.

Ribbon Analysis

Acumen has developed a revolutionary means of grouping activities into ribbons of data based on a common attribute such as: WBS, Location, Activity Status, criticality, etc.  Data from multiple sources can be integrated into a single analysis.  For example, analyze schedule data from Microsoft® Project and cost data saved in Microsoft® Excel all in a single Fuse workbook.  Use the Fuse ribbon analyzer to run metrics on groups of activities, or the project as a whole.  In short, retain the integrity of a very detailed analysis and gain meaningful insight at the ribbon level.

Time-Phase Analysis

The Acumen Fuse Phase Analyzer allows you to slice and dice your project based on user-defined time phases and identify where problematic areas lie across the life of your project.  These early warning indicators are the best means of pro-active schedule maturity development, allowing you to fix project problems before they occur.

Forensic Analysis

The Fuse Forensic Analyzer pinpoints variances between two or more projects, status updates, or project scenarios as well as the effects of these differences.  Unlike other schedule comparison tools, the Fuse Forensic Analyzer evaluates an unlimited number of schedules, cost estimates, or risk models and identifies changes made on any attribute.  The Fuse Forensic Analyzer can even identify variances between schedules from disparate platforms, for example compare an update in P6 to a Microsoft Project schedule.

Example Uses of the Fuse Forensic Analyzer:

Claims Analysis & Dispute Resolution

Identify differences such as added/removed activities, changes to activity durations, added or removed constraints as well as changes to constraint types, between contractor updates and initial plans.  Additionally, view effects of these changes on the likes of float, cost, and project completion.  Pinpoint root cause of delays and overruns to aid in disputes.

Project Performance Tracking

Compare status updates and project snapshots to the baseline schedule.  Bring in quarterly, monthly, or weekly snapshots of the project for comparison against the baseline plan.  Identify both cost and schedule variances to determine execution performance.

What-If Analysis

Analyze potential scope changes against the current plan before committing the changes.  Identify if a potential change leads to delays, overruns, or busts in the schedule.

The Fuse Forensic Analyzer can identify changes made to an unlimited number of checks including code and user defined field changes.  Add, sort, and group results and then seamlessly export them to excel for fast and easy forensic reporting.

Example Analytics Include:

  • Added, removed, and changed activities
  • Activities added or removed from the longest path
  • Changes to activity status
  • Activities added or removed from the critical path
  • Modified logic links
  • Added or changed constraints
  • Updated resources and resource assignments