Acumen Fuse & Customer Case Study

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This presentation was given by Acumen CEO, Dr. Dan Patterson, and Kurt Voytell, Acumen customer and project manager at Constellation Energy. Created for the Oracle Primavera Special Interest Group webinar, it includes a comprehensive overview and a case study of the use of Fuse at Constellation Energy.

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Acumen Fuse & Customer Case Study

  1. 1. Dr.  Dan  Patterson  CEO-­‐  Acumen  Kurt  Voytell  Constellation  Energy/    Acumen  Customer  
  2. 2. Introductions•  Dan  Patterson:  CEO  Acumen   •  Over  20  years  in  PPM   •  Risk  analysis  expertise   •  Founder  of  Acumen  •  Kurt  Voytell:  Constellation  Energy   •  Fuse  user  since  January  2011  
  3. 3. Acumen World  Renowned     Risk  Assessment   Project Confidence Workshops  •  Project  analytics   thought  leader  •  Oracle  Partner     Oracle  Accredited  •  Headquartered  in   Primavera  Risk   Austin,  TX   Analysis    Training    •  Global  reseller   network   Acumen  Fuse®   Enterprise  Project  Analysis  
  4. 4. What is Acumen Fuse?Enterprise  Project  Analysis  Software     •  Validate  schedule  quality,  cost  forecast  accuracy,  and  risk  realism   •  Identify  logic  flaws  in  a  single  project  or  multiple  linked  projects   •  Compare  project  plans  or  iterations  of  the  same  plan   •  Track  project  performance  and  trending   •  Evaluate  compliance  and  prepare  for  IBR   •  Align  schedule  with  cost  &  risk  information      …  Leading  to   Better  quality  planning     and  execution  
  5. 5. Metric Analysis•  Analyze  schedule,  cost,  risk,  performance   •  “What  >  So  What  >  Now  What…”  •  Objective  of  pinpointing  issues,  shortcomings  and  failed  tripwires   •  Comparison  against  benchmarks/thresholds/baselines  •  Trending  over  time   •  Comparisons,  performance  improvements  •  Advanced  metrics   •  Beyond  standard  ‘schedule  check’  e.g.  logic  densityTM  •  Fuse  Metric  Library   •  Over  225  metrics:  DCMA  14  Point,  GAO,  EV,  Risk,  Baseline   Compliance  •  Metric  Editor   •  Only  commercial  product  to  allow  you  to  create  your  own  criteria  7/5/11    Slide  5  
  6. 6. Acumen Fuse 2.1 •  Metric  Analyzer  Faster   •  Schedule  quality   •  Cost/Performance/EV  Easier   •  •  Baseline  Compliance   Logic  Analyzer  More  informative…   •  •  Missing  or  redundant   Multi  Project     •  Forensic  Analyzer   •  Variances   •  Trending   •  Integrated  baseline/snapshots   •  Visualization   •  Ribbons   •  Dashboard   •  API   Integration  with  Primavera  P3,  P6,  MSP,  Deltek,  Cobra,  Excel,  Ares,  Pertmaster,  UNCEFACT  
  7. 7. Enhanced Fuse Analysis 2  x  faster  analysis;  snapshot  visualization;  custom  reports    
  8. 8. Acumen  Fuse®  Visualization&Reporting
  9. 9. Visualize Metric Results•  Colored  analysis   Errors  flagged   results  allow  for   in  red   quickly  isolating   flaws     Metric  results  •  View  results  in   shown  in   charts  to   graph  form   compare  quality   of  ribbons  and/or   phases  
  10. 10. Dashboard•  Roll  up  analysis   results  to  a  single   view  •  Configure   dashboard  to  show   any  metrics  •  Copy  and  paste  for   easy  custom   reporting  
  11. 11. Included Reports•  Verbose   •  Score  and   •  Uses  color  and   summary  of   compare  quality   size  to  help   analysis,  useful   of  multiple   pinpoint  and   for  PMs  and   projects  or   prioritize   Executives   ribbons   project  issues  Executive   Scorecards   Heat  Map  Briefing   •  Metric  results  in   •  List  of   spreadsheet   scheduling   form   flaws  in   spreadsheet   form   Ribbon   Analyst   Report   Report  
  12. 12. Acumen  Fuse®  Demo
  13. 13. Fuse API
  14. 14. User Story•  Fuse  user  since  January  2011  •  Advanced  schedule,  cost,  and  performance   analysis  •  Developed  custom  reports  &  metrics  
  15. 15. Austin  Office     Houston  Office   7320  N  Mopac     1001  Dairy  Ashford   Suite  301   Suite  100   Austin,  TX  78731   Houston,  Texas  77077   +1.512.291.6261   +1.713.595.6620            www.projectacumen.com  

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