Advanced Project Analysis and Project Benchmarking with Acumen Cloud™

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A presentation on project analysis, visualization and resolution including tips, tools and techniques for improved project intelligence through advanced analytics. Project benchmarking with Acumen Cloud was also introduced.

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Advanced Project Analysis and Project Benchmarking with Acumen Cloud™

  1. 1. An Introduction To: & Acumen Cloud™ // BROOKE HAILEY International Channel Manager
  2. 2. Realistic Scheduling// Acumen Proven Project Analytics // S1 The Base // S2 Critiqued◦  Project Management Software Company // S3 Risk-Adjusted◦  Insight into challenges & use of // S4 Optimized analytics to overcome them // S5 Team-Aligned◦  Core Concepts: Product Offerings 1.  Project success requires a sound plan Acumen Fuse® 2.  Forecast accuracy requires risk Risk Workshops consideration Software Training February 28, 2012 // 2
  3. 3. // Better Planning Drives Project Success 100%   90%   Probability  of  On-­‐Time  Comple4on   80%   70%   60%   50%   40%   30%   20%   10%   0%   0%   10%   20%   30%   40%   50%   60%   70%   80%   90%   100%   Fuse  Schedule  Index™   February 28, 2012 // 3
  4. 4. // Project Analysis, Visualization & Resolution With Acumen Fuse® A Sound Schedule is the Key to a Successful Project Acumen Fuse® ◦  Project Analysis: ◦  Build sound, realistically do-able schedules without a manual critique ◦  Project Reporting: ◦  Generate ready-to-use reports on where a plan isn’t working and options for course-correction ◦  Project Improvement: ◦  Resolve scheduling flaws in seconds February 28, 2012 // 4
  5. 5. // Project Analysis What are metrics? Metrics Measurable, actionable criteria ◦  Schedule ◦  Cost Metric Analysis ◦  Performance ◦  Earned Value ◦  Risk February 28, 2012 // 5
  6. 6. // Project Analysis Benefit: Metrics ◦  Pinpoint weakness ◦  Slice and dice About: ◦  250+ metrics ◦  Industry Standard Metric ◦  Unique-to-Fuse Analysis ◦  Customizable February 28, 2012 // 6
  7. 7. // Project Analysis Benefit: Logic ◦  Identify & remove flaws ◦  Simplification About: ◦  Open-ends Metric Analysis ◦  Redundancies ◦  Circular Logic ◦  Lags & Leads Logic ◦  Danglers Analysis ◦  Out-of-Sequence February 28, 2012 // 7
  8. 8. // Project Analysis Benefit: Forensic ◦  Calculate variances ◦  Identify changes ◦  Understand impact About: Forensic Metric ◦  Any attribute Analysis Analysis ◦  Any field ◦  Any number of Logic schedules Analysis ◦  Even calendar changes! February 28, 2012 // 8
  9. 9. // Project Analysis Planning the work: Metric - Logic - Forensic ◦  Faster ◦  Easier ◦  Realistic Working the plan: Forensic Metric ◦  Smoother Analysis Analysis ◦  Cheaper ◦  Successful Logic Analysis February 28, 2012 // 9
  10. 10. // Schedule Cleanser™ Problem Resolution ◦  Remove schedule flaws ◦  Create clean version of the schedule ◦  Publish to Primavera or MS ProjectFebruary 28, 2012 // 10
  11. 11. // Acumen Fuse Reports PDF & MS Office Exec Briefing Analyst Report Dashboard API & Custom •  Summary of •  To do list •  Interactive Reports analysis charts & graphs •  Automation of results existing reports February 28, 2012 // 11
  12. 12. // Integration Schedule, Cost, Risk, EV Asta   Cobra   Open   Prism   Plan   G2   P3/P6   PRA   MS   Excel/ Project   XML   February 28, 2012 // 12
  13. 13. Acumen Fuse® Software Demonstration// Demo
  14. 14. 1// Fuse Summary ◦  Enterprise project 4 Better Plan the Work = Better Work the Plan analysis ◦  Improved planning & execution ◦  Schedule comparison & forensics ◦  Simplified, cleaner, schedules ◦  Multi-platform integration February 28, 2012 //
  15. 15. Project Acceleration & Decision Support// Fuse 360
  16. 16. // Fuse 360 Goal Based Acceleration ◦  Add-in Module for Fuse Platform ◦  Automated: ◦  Scenario generation ◦  Acceleration Logic ◦  Decision Support Analysis Forensic Metric Analysis Analysis February 28, 2012 // 16
  17. 17. // Goal Based Acceleration Accelerate schedule … By applying criteria … to achieve a given goal February 28, 2012 // 17
  18. 18. // Acceleration ◦  Planning: Schedule Alignment to expectations ◦  Execution: Recover delays & overruns ◦  Goal: ◦  Target date ◦  % of remaining duration ◦  Best date possible ◦  Project or Activity February 28, 2012 // 18
  19. 19. // Criteria Sets Acceleration Drivers ◦  Reduce duration ◦  Change calendars Criteria  Set   ◦  Reduce logic lags Script  Objec4ve   ◦  Remove constraints “Cleanse  &  Accelerate   ◦  Filter activities construcKon  acKviKes”   Step  1   Step  2   Step  3   Remove  all   Filter  for   Reduce   constraints   construcKon   remaining   acKviKes   duraKon  by   20%   February 28, 2012 // 19
  20. 20. // How does it work? ◦  CPM Simulation ◦  Critical path focus ◦  Incremental push ◦  Prioritize ◦  Earliest/Latest ◦  Longest durations ◦  Least resistance February 28, 2012 // 20
  21. 21. // Accept or Reject Scenario ◦  Number of days accelerated? ◦  Goal achieved? February 28, 2012 // 21
  22. 22. // Decision Support ◦  Scenario Insight ◦  Fuse forensics: what changed? ◦  Fuse analysis: which option? ◦  New plan: ◦  Publish back to Primavera or MS Project February 28, 2012 // 22
  23. 23. 2// Fuse 360 Summary ◦  Goal-based acceleration 3 Faster schedules through intelligent acceleration ◦  Based on true CPM analysis ◦  Uses your defined criteria ◦  Alternate scenarios ◦  Publish to scheduling tool February 28, 2012 //
  24. 24. Introducing// Acumen Cloud™
  25. 25. // Acumen Cloud™ Project BenchmarkingFebruary 28, 2012 // 25
  26. 26. // Acumen Cloud™ Project Benchmarking ◦  Smart comparisons provide unprecedented insight ◦  Project Percentile ◦  Where your project ranks in relation to others ◦  Project Probability of Success ◦  How likely are you to come in on-time and on-budget ◦  Fuse Index™ ◦  Basis for cloud comparisons ◦  Looks at Schedule and LogicFebruary 28, 2012 // 26
  27. 27. // Fuse Index™ Schedule & Logic Quality// Fuse Schedule Index™ // Fuse Logic Index™ ◦  Missing Logic ◦  Redundancy Index ◦  Logic Density ◦  Open Ends ◦  Critical ◦  Open Starts ◦  Hard Constraints ◦  Open Finishes ◦  Negative Float ◦  Leads ◦  Insufficient Detail™ ◦  Lags ◦  Number of Lags ◦  SF Links ◦  Number of Leads ◦  Merge HotspotFebruary 28, 2012 // 27
  28. 28. // Project Percentile How does your project stack up?◦  Compare to thousands of similar projects ◦  Rank your Fuse Schedule Index™ and/or Fuse Logic Index™ ◦  Rank individual metric results February 28, 2012 // 28
  29. 29. // Project Viability ◦  Based on Fuse Index™ & Acumen Cloud™ comparisons ◦  Likelihood of success February 28, 2012 // 29
  30. 30. // Secure & Anonymous ◦  Optional participation ◦  Only Metric results and user-provided data is uploaded to Acumen Cloud™ ◦  All identifying characteristics are kept on native Fuse licenseFebruary 28, 2012 // 30
  31. 31. More information: White papers: www.projectacumen.com Software Trial: www.projectacumen.com/trial// Twitter: @projectacumen Email: info@projectacumen.com

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