Dassian Program Plans and Controls (PPC)

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Dassian’s Program Plans and Controls (PPC) provides a detailed overview of the products benefits and core features. Initial diagrams show a high level overview while explaining concepts and terms that will be covered further in the presentation. Subsequent slides show screen captures to give a look and feel of the tool while providing functionality overviews of key features. Finally, several reporting examples are included to highlight the change and graphical analytics. For a complete live demonstration please contact us: info@dassian.com

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  • Dassian’s Program Plans and Controls (PPC) provides a detailed overview of the products benefits and core features. Initial diagrams show a high level overview while explaining concepts and terms that will be covered further in the presentation. Subsequent slides show screen captures to give a look and feel of the tool while providing functionality overviews of key features. Finally, several reporting examples are included to highlight the change and graphical analytics. For a complete live demonstration please contact us: info@dassian.com
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Dassian Program Plans and Controls (PPC)

  1. 1. Project Planning and Earned Value Composite • DP010 – Project Planning and Earned Demonstration Value Composite
  2. 2. DP010 Functional Benefits – Project Planning & EAC Project Planning: Estimate at Complete (EAC) • Project Planning Workbench that allows simple • Estimate At Complete (EAC) Workbench has similar time-phased cost planning planning functionality as the Project Planning • MS Project Schedule integration (DP051) Workbench • Maintain Control Accounts and Work Packages • The concept is to show the actual • Allows multiple cost plans and labor plans on a costs/commitments and allow PLANNING and single project object (NWA) updates on the EAC. • Plan a “Claim” and trigger approval process to • Automatically or Manually create an Estimate to “Incorporate” the plans (Baseline and EAC) Complete (ETC)* • Workflow Change Management • Actual Costs/Commitments + ETC = EAC • Detailed Baseline Change Log • Use an existing plan and decrements the actual cost to derive the ETC • Baseline Integrated Master Schedule • Use an existing EAC version and decrements the • Government Cost Performance Reports actual cost to derive the ETC • Integrated Graphical Reporting • Manually plan an ETC in the EAC Workbench
  3. 3. Dassian’s Project Planning/EV – A Look and Feel Easy to Use Workbench Unified Integration within the SAP Namespace Flexible planning options Highly tailored to customize to your Extensive Project Management firm’s needs Functionality Exceptionally Automatically create EAC’s (Forecasts) functional and using several different options dynamic change control Update the Remaining ETC within a workbench
  4. 4. Dassian Project Planning Functionality Overview – EVMS Robust Milestone The earned value methods and Functionality calculations use the latest EVMS concepts and allow for simple or sophisticated EVMS processes. The EVMS functionality will allow EV Methods – Many for integration with the whole options available SAP ERP suite of information. • Start/Finish • Level Of Effort • Estimates • Weighted Milestones – Includes assignment of many SAP objects as EV Methods milestones (example: sales order, production order, purchase order). The manual milestones can be assigned a percent complete. • Apportioned efforts • EAC Proportional (PERT) EV Integration with MS Project using Dassian DP051 Solution
  5. 5. Dassian Project Planning Functionality Overview – Reporting All CPR government forms are Change Log Hierarchical available with robust options Reporting for display. Export directly into HTML and CAP and RAM Reporting Microsoft Excel formats. • S-Curves • Trend Graphical • Period values Analytics • Bulls Eye • Combo • Variance
  6. 6. DP010 Project Planning Functionality Overview - Easy to use workbenches for planning baseline or EAC versions
  7. 7. Flexible Planning Options Functionality Overview– Detailed planning by hour, cost, or person
  8. 8. Project Management – Portfolios Functionality Overview - Manage Multiple Projects as a Portfolio Create Portfolios and Assign Multiple Projects to Manage the Grouping as a Single Unit
  9. 9. Project Management - Change Control Plan and track changes to the project baseline Plan changes in the PS claim transaction Save change versions separately from the baseline / EAC Send requests & receive approvals using workflow Incorporate multiple change versions to the baseline / EAC
  10. 10. Project Management – Control Accounts Functionality Overview - Assign Control Accounts, Control Account Managers, Work Packages, Default EV Methods, and Attach Documents/Links The Control Account is normally defined as the level that you can aggregate BCWS, BCWP, and Actuals AND is a level that is controlled by a single organization. The Work Package is the level of the project that the user plans at and maintains a default EV method.
  11. 11. Building an Estimate at Completion (EAC) Functionality Overview - Automatically create EAC (forecasts) The concept of an EAC is Actual costs plus remaining plan. The functionality allows for automatically creating an EAC based on existing information. The data for the EAC comes from the snapshot data which allows creation of an EAC based on data at any time in the past.
  12. 12. Snapshot Project Data Functionality Overview - Capture and store data at a fixed point in time Capture and store data by time period and snapshot actuals, specific versions, or the project hierarchy.
  13. 13. Managing an Estimate at Complete (EAC) Functionality Overview - Update forecast of Estimate to Complete (ETC) in EAC workbench Functionality and appearance similar to PPC Workbench
  14. 14. Earned Value Workbench Functionality Overview - Maintain EV Methods, Status, and Calculate BCWP Update the project EV methods, manage the EV milestones, status the progress for each planning object, calculate BCWP, and view columns displaying the project metrics.
  15. 15. Change Management Reporting Dassian Change Log Hierarchy Tabular Report - /DSN/010L Allows the user to view the changes to the project baseline
  16. 16. Change Management Reporting Functionality Overview - Graphical report of pending and approved baseline changes Total count and value of Pending changes with view of approved changes shown initial planning, complete over a given period of time. approval , and a user specified probability % .
  17. 17. Dassian PPC Analytics – Functional Overview Dassian PPC Analytics – S-Curve Chart
  18. 18. Dassian PPC Analytics – Functional Overview Dassian PPC Analytics – Period Bar Graph
  19. 19. Dassian PPC Analytics – Functional Overview Dassian PPC Analytics – Project Variance Analysis How is your project performing? What is the cost and schedule variance?
  20. 20. Questions? • 6900 E. Camelback Road Suite 805 Scottsdale, AZ 85251-8054 • Phone +1 480 922 1700 Dassian Inc. • Fax +1 866 877 4705 • Email info@dassian.com • www.dassian.com

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