A Solution for Schedule Integrationon NASA Programs Stuart Trahan Founder and Chief Technology Officer NASA PM Challenge February 7, 2007
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Schedule Integration - Definition In general, integration refers to importing, exporting or updating data from one system to another Schedule integration can be performed a number of ways for different business reasons Primavera has tools to satisfy some schedule integration needs Import/Export .MSP format Read/write/update MS Excel ProjectLink The Primavera API allows for development of more robust integration solutions
Enterprise Database The most simple form of schedule integration requires importing multiple schedules to a single database – such as Primavera Generally done for review only – although Primavera ProjectLink can be used for updates if users have access Import multiple schedules into an Enterprise Project Structure (EPS) to look at summary schedule information
Enterprise Database - Challenges Schedule data may come from a variety of sources (MS Project, Open Plan, MS Excel) in a myriad of file formats (.xls, .mpp, .xer) Projects must be replaced with each update Inconsistent coding of activities and WBS Different levels of detail in each sub-schedule