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2011 Acumen Annual Summit Keynote

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The summit was held on October 18, 2011 in Houston, TX. Download the keynote, delivered by Dr. Dan Patterson

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2011 Acumen Annual Summit Keynote

  1. 1. 2011Acumen Annual Summit
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda: 8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast 9:00 – 10:30 Keynote La Scala I 10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break 11:00 – 12:00 Sessions La Scala I & II 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch La Scala III 1:00 – 3:00 Sessions La Scala I & II 3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Break Fuse User Panel & 3:30 – 5:00 La Scala I What do you want in Fuse? Hotel Sorella 5:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception Terrace
  3. 3. Steve Cook Acumen Chairman
  4. 4. 2011Acumen Annual Summit � Dr Dan Patterson PMP l CEO & Founder Acumen
  5. 5. Agenda � Where we’ve come from � Where we are today� Two Product Launches: Version 3.0 New Product Major Upgrade Project Optimization
  6. 6. Acumen DNA DNA S1 > S5™ Maturity Framework� Project Management � Planning & execution� Schedule basis � Foundation of what we do� Analytics � Insight� Maturity framework � S1 > S5� Driven by you
  7. 7. We really mean it.
  8. 8. Partners & Resellers North America International ARES Software Linear Project America, Inc. Cost Management Canada Long International OTC Optima Schedule Forensics UK PTC Fortior Global Compliance Australia CMCS Asia Verano South America
  9. 9. New PartnershipAnnouncement! September 15, 2011Partnership Benefit to YOUPrimavera’s “Go-ToAnalytics Partner” è Access to expertsOfficial PRA Trainer è PRA/analytics supportPRA/P6 Reseller è Closer integration
  10. 10. Fuse Training� New Standard & Advanced classes� New 3.0 training guide� Monthly Houston classes� In-person web-training
  11. 11. Risk Workshops (S3)� � Pro-active risk reduction/decision support� Success: � $150B of projects, over 100 projects & counting � 100% conducting quarterly or follow-up reviews� Fuse & Risk Workshops …Perfect match for project controls
  12. 12. Acumen S3 Risk Forecasting Top of bar represents sanctioned target completion date Vertical bar represents forecasted risk range Diamond represents actual/ final forecast completion date
  13. 13. enterprise project analysis software
  14. 14. Version V0.01
  15. 15. First Line of Code
  16. 16. Fuse Engine Proof of Concept
  17. 17. The Result…
  18. 18. Metric Editor
  19. 19. Logic Analyzer
  20. 20. Forensic Analyzer
  21. 21. Dashboard
  22. 22. Fuse Users
  23. 23. Metrics� Game-changing � DCMA � Logic Density™Here’s the proof.. � Redundancy Index™ Baseline Compliance™ � � Hot spots� Metric Builder…. We listened!
  24. 24. Quality Equals Success? 100% R² = 0.603 90% 80% 70%Finish Compliance Index™ 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Fuse Quality Index™
  25. 25. Version 2 Notable Advances� � Accelerated IT implementation� Application Programming Interface (API) � Custom reporting� Cloud based support � License activation �
  26. 26. Our Newest Team Member Hard at Work…
  27. 27. Where We Are NowProduct Launches
  28. 28. introducing� version 3.0�
  29. 29. Hierarchical Filters &Drill Down Ribbons� Drill-down analysis� Compound� Breadcrumb trail� Targeted metrics
  30. 30. Trace Logic� From selected activity: � Forwards � Backwards � Both� Between 2 activities � Identify path(s)� Analysis � Path analysis � Driving logic analysis� View logic links
  31. 31. New Metrics & Benchmarks� Baseline Performance Index™   Metrics � Realistic means of tracking performance V1� Redundancy Index™ � Target of less than 20%   Thresholds� Fuse Quality Index ™ V2 � Continuous improvement analysis� Earned Value (Work)   Benchmarks � Performance metrics for work V3
  32. 32. Timeline View� Big picture view� Key activities/dates� Compare changes� Smart Filter capability
  33. 33. Schedule Cleanser ™� Next step in schedule analysis (S4)� Remove complexity�� “What if…” Scenarios� Improve Quality Index™ score
  34. 34. Update Schedule� “But Don’t you need to run� Publish to Primavera CPM schedule analysis to see changes?”� Publish to MS Project� Fuse 3.0 now has it’s own CPM Engine!
  35. 35. Expanded Integration Asta Cobra Open Prism Plan G2 P3/P6 PRA MS Excel/ Project XML
  36. 36. version 3.0Demonstration
  37. 37. Fuse 3.0 Summary� Hierarchical/drill-down analysis ribbons� Driving Logic analysis� New metrics & benchmarks�� Schedule Cleanser™� Ares Prism G2 integration
  38. 38. Acumen S1>S5 ™
  39. 39. Introducing…� goal- based optimization�
  40. 40. Introducing Fuse 360� First… � Goal-based schedule optimizer � Series of Fuse platform modules� Schedule acceleration � Planning: align plan to project expectations � Execution: get a project back on track� Schedule Competitiveness � IPA identify as key measure of mega-project success� Utilizes your expertize �
  41. 41. Goal-Based Optimization� Objective: Accelerate schedule... by applying criteria …to achieve a given goal
  42. 42. Setting Acceleration Goal� Choose: � Target date � % acceleration � Duration � Best possible date� Optionally cleanse� Project or activity
  43. 43. Building Your Criteria Set�� Steps contain rules� Set priority�� Editable libraries
  44. 44. The Flexibility of Criteria Sets� Drive acceleration � Prioritize � Reduce duration � Earliest/latest � Change calendars � Longest durations � Reduce logic lags � Least resistance � Remove constraints � Focus �
  45. 45. Acceleration Simulation1.  CPM simulation2.  Driving path focus3.  Criteria applied4.  Incremental “push”5.  Is goal reached?6.  Multiple scenarios
  46. 46. Accept or Reject Scenario� Number of days accelerated?� Goal achieved?�
  47. 47. Compare Scenarios Fuse Forensics Fuse Analysis� Identify changes � Compare schedules� Pinpoint impact � Run metrics� Defend changes � Visualize differences
  48. 48. Demonstration
  49. 49. Example 1 Example 2� 2 day project acceleration � 2 day project acceleration� Requires 2 days of reduction � Requires 2 days of reduction� 100% � 67% 2 day activity reduction 2 day activity reduction 1 day activity 3 reduction 2 day project 2 day project acceleration acceleration
  50. 50. Fuse 360 Summary� Goal-based Schedule Optimization� Based on true CPM analysis�� Generate alternate scenarios� Publish to native scheduling tool “Decision support for scheduling”
  51. 51. Fuse 3.0 & 360 Availability Available today! Demo booth outside Fuse 3.0 Fuse360� Existing Users: � Trial versions Automatic update � Remote upgrade� Trial versions
  52. 52. Pricing, Licensing, Upgrading…� Licensing � Named or concurrent� Pricing � Fuse 3.0 : $5,000 � Fuse 360: $9,000� Trade-in Plan � $4,000 upgrade
  53. 53. Thank You. Really. Absorb Discover Question Tell us!
  54. 54. Today’s Agenda: 8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast 9:00 – 10:30 Keynote La Scala I 10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break 11:00 – 12:00 Sessions La Scala I & II 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch La Scala III 1:00 – 3:00 Sessions La Scala I & II 3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Break Fuse User Panel & 3:30 – 5:00 La Scala I What do you want in Fuse? Hotel Sorella 5:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception Terrace

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