an introduction to Fuse 360Goal-Based Optimization                                      enterprise project                ...
2Presentation Overview!    Company introduction!    Introduction to Fuse      !    Current project analysis platform      ...
3acumen proven project analyticsPassion and dedication tohelping to improve the practice of              World Renowned Ri...
Fuse 3.0 and 360                                                     4next generation analytics!    Today, thousands of us...
5   Fuse 360 Goal-Based Project OptimizerSeptember 22, 2011
6analysis three modules in one tool!   Project Analysis      benefit:      !   Validate schedule quality, cost          for...
7analysis three modules in one tool!    Schedule Cleanser      benefit:      !   Remove logic complexities      !   Elimina...
8analysis three modules in one tool!    Goal-based     optimization      benefit:      ! Create optimized scenarios   Foren...
9goal-based optimization!    Objective                                 •  e.g. reduce project duration                    ...
10setting acceleration goal!    Choose a      !   target date      !   % acceleration      !   Duration acceleration      ...
11building a criteria set!   Define series of steps!   Steps contain rules:      !   Duration reduction      !   Calendar a...
12run the simulation!    Run the acceleration     simulation!    Fuse applies criteria     during each iteration!    More ...
13accept or reject scenario!    number of days accelerated!    goal achieved or not?!    acceleration efficiencySeptember 2...
schedule                                                                                 14acceleration efficiency™Example ...
15compare scenariosFuse Forensics                   Fuse Analysis!   Identify changes             !   Compare schedules!  ...
16integration schedule, cost, risk, ev                            Asta   Cobra                     Open                  P...
17   demo   acumen fuse® software demonstrationSeptember 22, 2011
www.projectacumen.com                                              1.512.291.6261                                    info@...
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Dr. Dan Patterson delivered a sneak peek presentation of the soon-to-be-released Acumen 360. The presentation was first look at how Acumen 360 is capable of optimizing projects with its revolutionary scenario generating, criteria building and project integrating capabilities.

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Dr. McNatty Webinar: An Introduction to Acumen 360

  1. 1. an introduction to Fuse 360Goal-Based Optimization enterprise project analysis Dr Dan Patterson PMP l CEO & Founder Acumen
  2. 2. 2Presentation Overview! Company introduction! Introduction to Fuse ! Current project analysis platform ! Fuse 3.0 and Fuse 360! Goal-based optimization! Product demo! Q&ASeptember 22, 2011
  3. 3. 3acumen proven project analyticsPassion and dedication tohelping to improve the practice of World Renowned Risk AssessmentCPM scheduling & analysis Workshops! 2o Year+ PPM legacy across multiple industries! Oracle, Deltek & MS partner Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis training! Based in Austin, Texas! Global presence Acumen Fuse & Fuse 360: Enterprise Project Analysis SoftwareSeptember 22, 2011
  4. 4. Fuse 3.0 and 360 4next generation analytics! Today, thousands of users benefiting from Fuse ! Schedule, logic, performance, risk, EV analysis ! Wildly successful metric library and editor ! DCMA, Logic density™, Redundancy Index™, Baseline Compliance™, Logic Hotspots™ ! Forensics ! Visualization: Fuse Ribbons™! Launch of Fuse 3.0 and 360 on October 18 ! From application to an analytics platform ! 360 is the first of many analytics modules ! Schedule cleanser, fix MPP, P6 files in Fuse ! New: Goal-based optimizationSeptember 22, 2011
  5. 5. 5 Fuse 360 Goal-Based Project OptimizerSeptember 22, 2011
  6. 6. 6analysis three modules in one tool! Project Analysis benefit: ! Validate schedule quality, cost forecast accuracy, risk realism Project ! Track project performance Analysis ! Trace/ pinpoint flawed logic ! Conduct forensic analysis about: ! Over 300 industry standard & unique-to-Fuse metrics ! Same capabilities as core Fuse productSeptember 22, 2011
  7. 7. 7analysis three modules in one tool! Schedule Cleanser benefit: ! Remove logic complexities ! Eliminate constraints Metric ! Saves days of manual Analysis cleansing about: ! Automatically generate fixed MS Project & Primavera Schedules Schedule ! Compare to original schedule Cleanser & pinpoint impact of cleanseSeptember 22, 2011
  8. 8. 8analysis three modules in one tool! Goal-based optimization benefit: ! Create optimized scenarios Forensic Metric ! Achieve schedule Analysis Analysis acceleration in seconds ! Optimization based on your inout ! about: ! Define your own goals & means of achieving them Logic ! Visualize accelerations in Analysis timeline viewSeptember 22, 2011
  9. 9. 9goal-based optimization! Objective •  e.g. reduce project duration Set Goal by 3 months ! create an accelerated & optimized schedule •  e.g. focus on engineering ! to adopt intelligent Define activities Criteria principles & criteria! how does it work? •  Generate optimized Run Scenario(s) ! Goals Simulation ! criteria sets •  Use Fuse analytics to understand impact of ! Simulation Analyze optimization Scenarios ! analysisSeptember 22, 2011
  10. 10. 10setting acceleration goal! Choose a ! target date ! % acceleration ! Duration acceleration ! Best scenario possible! Optionally cleanse schedule! Apply a set of criteria (grouped into a script)September 22, 2011
  11. 11. 11building a criteria set! Define series of steps! Steps contain rules: ! Duration reduction ! Calendar adjustment ! Lag reduction ! Constraint elimination! Set priority ! Earliest/latest ! Longest ! Easiest/least resistance! Optional filters ! e.g. only apply to engineering! Editable libraries ! Shared/mergedSeptember 22, 2011
  12. 12. 12run the simulation! Run the acceleration simulation! Fuse applies criteria during each iteration! More & more aggressive “push” during each iteration until either: ! Goal is achieved ! Criteria are exhausted! Manual or automatic granularitySeptember 22, 2011
  13. 13. 13accept or reject scenario! number of days accelerated! goal achieved or not?! acceleration efficiencySeptember 22, 2011
  14. 14. schedule 14acceleration efficiency™Example 1 Example 2! 2 day project acceleration ! 2 day project acceleration! requires 2 days of reduction ! requires 2 days of reduction! Acceleration Efficiency =2/2 100% ! Acceleration Efficiency=2/3 67% 2 day activity reduction 2 day activity reduction 1 day activity reduction 2 day project 2 day project acceleration accelerationSeptember 22, 2011
  15. 15. 15compare scenariosFuse Forensics Fuse Analysis! Identify changes ! Compare schedules! Pinpoint impact of changes ! Run Fuse metrics on scenarios! Defend changes made ! Visualize scenario differencesSeptember 22, 2011
  16. 16. 16integration schedule, cost, risk, ev Asta Cobra Open Prism Plan G2 P3/P6 PRA MS Excel/ Project XMLSeptember 22, 2011
  17. 17. 17 demo acumen fuse® software demonstrationSeptember 22, 2011
  18. 18. www.projectacumen.com 1.512.291.6261 info@projectacumen.com dpatterson@projectacumen.comSeptember 22,2011
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