Fuse Customer Perspectives Webinar: Project Compliance

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A webinar featuring panelists from DCMA, LA Metro, GAO and Austal and how they are currently using Acumen Fuse® to ensure compliance with government and industry standards.

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Fuse Customer Perspectives Webinar: Project Compliance

  1. 1. // Fuse Customer Perspectives SeriesEnsuring Project Compliance
  2. 2. // Using your control panel GotoWebinar To minimize the window, click the red arrow. Raise your hand to speak to all attendees. Does Fuse integrate with P6? To ask a question, simply type it in the chat window.
  3. 3. // Overview & Objectives ◦  High Fuse adoption rate since product inception ◦  Proven value in: ◦  Analysis time savings ◦  Best practices and standards implementation ◦  General insight & best practice maturity improvement ◦  Webinar highlights four specific use cases ◦  Firsthand customer perspective! ◦  Four user stories ◦  Fuse 3.1 briefing ◦  Q&A (submit Q’s through Questions box)
  4. 4. // Acumen Realistic Scheduling Proven Project Analytics // S1 The Base // S2 Critiqued◦  Project management software // S3 Risk-Adjusted company // S4 Optimized◦  Insight into challenges & use of // S5 Team-Aligned analytics to overcome them◦  Core Concepts: Product Offerings 1.  Project success requires a sound plan Acumen Fuse® 2.  Forecast accuracy requires risk Risk Workshops consideration Software Training
  5. 5. // Acumen Fuse Platform Enterprise Project Analysis Metric   Analyzer   ◦  Fuse: analytics platform Logic   ◦  Improves schedule quality Analyzer   ◦  Insight into performance Forensic   Analyzer   ◦  Fuse 360: goal-based acceleration ◦  Schedule Acceleration Schedule   Cleanser   ◦  Decision-support Schedule   Accelerator  
  6. 6. Earned Value Management Specialist Anthony Presley, DCMA// Electronics Engineer Daniel Goldsmith, DCMA
  7. 7. // Government Review DCMA ◦  Defense Contract Management Agency ◦  5 – 6 months of schedules to analyze at all times ◦  Before, used Excel macros and built-in tools
  8. 8. // Beyond the 14-Point Assessment DCMA ◦  Custom metric library ◦  100+ hand-picked metrics to determine health and quality of the schedule ◦  Use tripwires to identify areas of concern ◦  Results are documented and sent to supplier ◦  Each area or metric of concern
  9. 9. // Metric Customization DCMA ◦  Customized both schedule quality and cost metrics ◦  For example, “Overstated Performance to Status Date” ◦  Sum(if(((ProjectTimeNow-ActualStart)-ActualDuration)<0,1,0)) ◦  Moving into cost and schedule integration
  10. 10. Senior Project Controls Manager// Julie Owen, LA Metro
  11. 11. // Infrastructure Construction LA Metro ◦  Required review of contractor baseline and monthly updates ◦  Projects > 1M submitted in P6 ◦  Projects >10M are cost loaded ◦  Construction claims can be common
  12. 12. // Forensics LA Metro ◦  Pre-Fuse ◦  Built-in tools ◦  1-to-1 comparison ◦  Claims consultants ◦  Use for monthly reviews on schedules ◦  In claims of delay, can determine causes of delay
  13. 13. // Future Applications LA Metro ◦  Rolling out between now and July 1 ◦  Automatic generation of contractor review letters ◦  Standardized schedule quality metrics ◦  Calendar Forensics
  14. 14. Scheduling Manager// Bruce Jones, Austal
  15. 15. // Government Contractor Austal ◦  Two programs, 10 vessels per program in progress ◦  Implemented Earned Value for the past three years ◦  Use several tools to schedule, rate and report
  16. 16. // In-depth Analysis Austal ◦  Adopted Fuse to streamline schedule review ◦  Replaced using complex filters in scheduling tool to assess schedule health ◦  standardized slice-and-dice ◦  Quick comparisons to baseline
  17. 17. // Complete Customization Austal ◦  In the standard EV library, labor hours were only calculated based on cost ◦  Based on feature request, can now be calculated in labor hours ◦  Moving forward: using dashboard views for reporting to management
  18. 18. Assistant Director – Applied Research and Methods Team// Karen Richey, GAO
  19. 19. // Congressional Investigation GAO ◦  GAO is a non-partisan agency that works for Congress ◦  GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars ◦  Internal consultants on cost, schedule and EVM
  20. 20. // Schedule Assessment GAO ◦  Established 9 Scheduling Best Practices ◦  Created custom metric library with Acumen ◦  Adding an additional guideline focused on baselines ◦  5 members on the team assessing approximately 30 programs at any given time ◦  Currently using Excel macros ◦  Copy-paste accuracy concerns
  21. 21. // Fuse Benefits GAO ◦  Non-Fuse users still benefitting ◦  Use Fuse as a fast fact check for assessments ◦  Good validation and controls ◦  Fuse analysis shows every detail – establishing complete transparency ◦  Opens up the conversation, opportunities for “Get Well” planning
  22. 22. // Acumen Fuse® 3.1 Briefing ◦  Schedule Quality Index: the true standard of standards! ◦  Acumen Cloud™: benchmarking ◦  Schedule Cleanser™: intelligent schedule improvement ◦  Calendar forensics: interrogation of calendar definition ◦  Enhanced P6 integration: XML & inter-project data
  23. 23. // Q & A
  24. 24. // Upcoming Events ◦  Acumen Fuse Customer Perspectives Series: Oil & Gas ◦  May 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ◦  To register, www.projectacumen.com/ events/seminars4/20/12 // Slide: 24
  25. 25. // Acumen Annual Summit September 17 – 19, 2012Hotel ZaZa // Houston, TX◦  Fuse hands-on workshops ◦  Metric Development ◦  Custom Reporting ◦  API◦  Presentation sessions ◦  Schedule and risk management best practices ◦  Fuse user stories◦  Networking events ◦  Opening poolside reception ◦  Networking party at The Houston Zoo4/20/12 // Slide: 25
  26. 26. More Information: White papers: www.projectacumen.com Software Trial: www.projectacumen.com/trial// Twitter: @projectacumen E-mail: info@projectacumen.com

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