Fuse Customer Perspectives Webinar: EPC

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A fast-track webinar featuring a panel of real users--KBR, CH2M Hill, Fluor and The Shaw Group--explaining how they are currently using Acumen Fuse® for advanced schedule analysis and execution performance insight.

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Fuse Customer Perspectives Webinar: EPC

  1. 1. // Fuse Customer Perspective EPC Contractors
  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.14 Mar 12 // Slide: 2
  3. 3. // Overview & Objectives ◦ High Fuse adoption rate since product inception ◦ Proven value in: ◦ EPC/owner partnerships ◦ Bidding competiveness ◦ 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)14 Mar 12 // Slide: 3
  4. 4. Realistic Scheduling// Acumen // Proven Project Analytics S1 The Base // Critiqued S2 // Risk-◦ Project Management Software S3 Adjusted Company // Optimized S4 // Team-◦ Insight into challenges & use of S5 Aligned analytics to overcome them Product Offerings◦ Core Concepts: Acumen Fuse® 1. Project success requires a Risk Workshops sound plan Software Training 2. Forecast accuracy requires risk14 Mar 12 // Slide: 4 consideration
  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 Cleanser ◦ Schedule Acceleration Schedule ◦ Decision-support Accelerator14 Mar 12 // Slide: 5
  6. 6. Project Controls Manager// Duane Compton, CH2M HILL
  7. 7. Fuse Forensic Analyzer & Fuse// Index™ CH2M HILL ◦ Ensuring data integrity during file conversion ◦ MS Project  Primavera ◦ Identify missing or changed fields ◦ Using the Fuse Index™ to prioritize improvements and score planning quality14 Mar 12 // Slide: 7
  8. 8. Chief Planner// Joe Moore, Fluor
  9. 9. // Schedule Quality Improvement Fluor ◦ Custom Fluor metrics to identify areas of concern ◦ Generating reports for schedule improvement ◦ Correcting found problems14 Mar 12 // Slide: 9
  10. 10. Global Chief of Scheduling// Gabriel Saenz, The Shaw Group
  11. 11. // Time Savings The Shaw Group ◦ Custom reports ◦ Insight into planning quality not provided by previous solutions ◦ Reports created in minutes ◦ Previously took 2-3 days14 Mar 12 // Slide: 11
  12. 12. PLANNED EARLY STARTS 60 50 FCST ES BASE ESACTIVITY COUNT 40 ACTUAL STARTS 30 20 10 0
  13. 13. PLANNED FINISH 70 UPDATE PLAN FINISH 60 BASE PLAN FINISH ACTUAL FINISH 50ACTIVITY COUNT 40 30 20 10 0
  14. 14. EARLY START TREND 500 CUM ACTUAL START CUM PLAN STARTS 400 ACTIVITY COUNT 300 200 100 0 30-May 6-Jun 13-Jun 20-Jun 27-Jun 4-Jul 11-Jul 18-Jul 25-Jul 1-Aug 8-Aug 15-Aug EARLY FINISH TREND 500 CUM ACTUAL FINISH CUM PLAN FINISHACTIVITY COUNT 400 300 200 100 0 30-May 6-Jun 13-Jun 20-Jun 27-Jun 4-Jul 11-Jul 18-Jul 25-Jul 1-Aug 8-Aug 15-Aug
  15. 15. AVERAGE FLOAT 150 130 UPDATE FLOAT 110 PLAN FLOATAVER FLOAT (days) 90 70 50 30 10 -10 -30 -50 M J J A S O N D J M A M J J A S O
  16. 16. ORIGINAL DURATION SUMMATION AVERAGE DURATION
  17. 17. NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES WITH HIGH DURATION NUMBER OF ACTITIVITIES PER MONTH
  18. 18. PERCENT OF ACTIVITIES WITH HIGH FLOAT Common (C) Utilities (U)UTILITIES EAST WEST 2% 14% 11% 0 to 20 Days Float 0 to 20 Days Float 22% 20 to 30 days float 20 to 30 days float More than 30 days float More than 30 days float 65% 86%
  19. 19. Functional Planning and Scheduling// Bradley Ingle, The Shaw Group
  20. 20. // Schedule Adherence The Shaw Group ◦ Custom Shaw Group metrics ◦ Assess adherence of schedule to Shaw requirements ◦ Monthly and weekly assessments and reporting ◦ Slicing data by time segment and activity grouping for targeted analysis and insight ◦ Massive data sets14 Mar 12 // Slide: 20
  21. 21. Principal Planner// Jerry Vogt, KBR
  22. 22. // Company Standard KBR ◦ Implementing company-wide standard scheduling best practices ◦ Assessing schedules against these standards ◦ Editing metric thresholds and tripwires ◦ Creating custom views for analysis & insight14 Mar 12 // Slide: 22
  23. 23. // CPMi Float & Constraint14 Mar 12 // Slide: 23
  24. 24. // CPMi Logic14 Mar 12 // Slide: 24
  25. 25. // CPMi Resources and Misc.14 Mar 12 // Slide: 25
  26. 26. // Acumen Fuse® 3.1 Briefing Case Study ◦ 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-project14 Mar 12 // Slide: 26 data
  27. 27. // Q&A
  28. 28. More information: White papers: www.projectacumen.c Software Trial: www.projectacumen.c// Twitter: @projectacumen Email: info@projectacumen.com

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