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These Dashboards look at COMPLETION from a different perspective respect the classic Gantt or “S” Curves.
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As a Black Belt looking for ways to keep under control a Project and a Portfolio of projects, I have developed metrics and dashboards that simplified making the status and the outlook of a project, respected the planned dates.
The Dashboards here described are not rocket science. BUT they look at COMPLETION from a different perspective respect the classic Gantt or “S” Curves.
When You are in the tunnel of the Project, You do not care about how much of the tunnel is behind: you just look to the finish line: Time to destination. In the same way, if you partner with a Customer to create the engineered solution, and you are exchanging documents to achieve progressive refinement of the concept, you really do not care of how many revision you go through before the Final Issue, but Who has the ball? What is important is that each party add his information without stopping the document going back to the other party. A delay in revising the document means a delay in getting the next piece of information and therefore slowing the project itself.
These dashboards can be used to create on-shot screen pictures of the Project status, historical summaries of the project efforts, operate dramatic drill downs by project phase, Project team, Suppliers Support, and help discover major disruptions well in advance. Furthermore are a powerful tool to communicate internally and externally in an open and fair manner the project progress, helping Project Managers, Customers, Partners and Team members be on the same page and drive towards a common goal. This is a summary of the original article issued in 2006 on “Impiantistica italiana”, the official Italian EPC Companies association magazine (ANIMP).