Constellation by PrimaFrance (PMI COS)

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Constellation by PrimaFrance (PMI COS)

  1. 2. CONSTELLATION A Method to Complex Project Scheduling Zsolt PUTNOKY PrimaConsulting Senior Consultant
  2. 3. Constellation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constellation “ Is group of celestial bodies (usually stars) that appear to form a pattern in the sky or appear visibly related to each other” http://hubblesite.org/
  3. 4. Constellation Cancelled, On-going, Done
  4. 5. Constellation Why? <ul><li>Global market </li></ul><ul><li>Short duration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased competition </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural environment </li></ul>
  5. 6. Constellation What? <ul><li>Reduce process alignment to the minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Liberate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create more dynamic environment </li></ul><ul><li>Increase visibility & data reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified and streamlined reporting </li></ul>
  6. 7. Constellation How? <ul><li>Rely on predefined processes and systems </li></ul><ul><li>Link existing planning systems </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify and automates processes </li></ul><ul><li>Promote collaboration & responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Increase schedule flexibility </li></ul>
  7. 8. &quot;Management means helping people to get the best out of themselves, not organizing things.&quot; (Lauren Appley)
  8. 9. Controlling Approaches Centralized Management
  9. 10. Controlling Approaches De-centralized Management Advantages Disadvantages Relatively low start-up cost Clashes in policies Flexibility & Reactivity Duplicated resources Increased responsability Co-location of several systems Scaling to local needs Multivendor (IT) Increased system reliability
  10. 11. Constellation Method The elements Processes <ul><li>Corporate policies </li></ul><ul><li>Project processes </li></ul>Tools <ul><li>Scheduling system </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting system </li></ul>People <ul><li>Project Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Planners & Schedulers </li></ul>
  11. 12. Constellation Method The Actors <ul><li>LU = Leading Unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facing the Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible for the project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PU = Participating Unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Its client is the LU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden from Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible for a deliverable </li></ul></ul>CLIENT LU PU PU LU PU
  12. 13. Constellation Method The Process (based on William Edwards Deming’s cycle) Leading Unit Participating Unit Connection by Constellation
  13. 14. “ Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion, form, or both are specified.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choreography
  14. 15. Constellation Method Processes - Delegation Leading Unit Master Project Schedule Participating Unit Detailed Project Schedule
  15. 16. Constellation Method Processes – Update Delegation <ul><li>Budget or duration change by Leading Unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration over-run by Participating Unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Update depends on acceptance by parties. </li></ul>Participating Unit Detailed Project Schedule Contractual project duration Duration overrun
  16. 17. Constellation Method Processes – Recall Delegation <ul><li>Delegation recalled by Leading Unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Contractual relationship cancelled. </li></ul><ul><li>Link between schedules cut. </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining unit set to 0 (manual / auto). </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed project schedule archived. </li></ul>Undo delegation Delegation
  17. 18. Constellation Method Processes – Progress Update Data date Leading Unit Master Schedule Participating Unit Detailed Project Schedule Delegation Progress Update
  18. 19. Constellation Method Processes – Project Connection Information Demanded Information Provided Participating Unit 2 Providing information Participating Unit 2 Demanding information Leading Unit Controlling & Brokering
  19. 20. Constellation Software <ul><li>Semi automatic processes </li></ul><ul><li>Controlling schedule structure </li></ul><ul><li>Simplifies data integration </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing operator error </li></ul><ul><li>Provides data exchange history </li></ul>www.primafrance.com
  20. 21. Constellation Conclusion <ul><li>De-centralized model drawbacks reduced </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule management simplified </li></ul><ul><li>Improving transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing process alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid IT implementation </li></ul>
  21. 22. Constellation Conclusion www.primafrance.com SIMPLE: Integrated on top of the project management processes as well as the planning system ROBUST: Designed to transfer and synchronise information easily across the globe SAFE: Information exchanged over the network is encrypted; each user can verify the incoming information and decide to accept or reject QUICK: to implement, as CONSTELLATION is using industry standard processes
  22. 23. &quot;A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.&quot; (Harvey Mackay)
  23. 24. Thank You For Attending!

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