Dr.	  Dan	  Patterson,	  PMP	  CEO	  &	  Founder,	  Acumen	  Jenn	  Goodrich	  Sales	  &	  Marketing	  Manager	  
Agenda•    Introductions	  •    Quick	  Fuse	  overview	  •    Enhanced	  Fuse	  analysis	  •    Baseline	  Compliance	  m...
Acumen                          World	  Renowned	  	                                Risk	  Assessment	          Project Co...
Acumen Fuse 2.1                           •  Metric	  Analyzer	  Faster	                       •    Schedule	  quality	   ...
Enhanced Fuse Analysis 2	  x	  faster	  analysis;	  snapshot	  visualization;	  custom	  reports	  	  
Baseline Compliance:                 True Insight•  Used	  to	  determine	  how	  close	  a	  schedule	  is	     planned	 ...
Compliance Scenarios
Compliance Metrics
Example Compliance100%	   90%	   80%	    70%	    60%	    50%	    40%	     30%	     20%	     10%	       0%	            1-­‐...
Smarter Logic Analyzer•  Pinpoint:	     •    Open	  Ends,	  lags	     •    Dangling	     •    Out	  of	  Sequence	     •  ...
Easier Forensic Analysis•  Compare	  variances	  	     •  Track	  project	        performance	  through	        snapshots	...
Friendlier Metric Editor•  Easy	  to	  use	  metric	     building	  blocks	      •  New/edit	  metrics	      •  Share	  th...
Closer Integration                           Open	                             Plan	                  PRA	                ...
Reporting: have it your                    way…Executive	      Analyst	       Dashboard	           API	   Briefing	       R...
New Dashboard: Keep it               Simple Stupid•  Dashboard	     •  Project	  Status	     •  Schedule	  Quality	     • ...
Fuse API
The Fuse API•  Very	  important	  new	  capability	  within	  Fuse	  •  Ability	  to	  add	  custom	  reports	  from	  any...
API Ini File
Custom Menus
Report Output•  Custom	  Executive	  Briefings	  •  Custom	  reports	  on	      •    Projects	      •    Logic	      •    F...
Acumen Annual Summit•    Date:	  18	  October	  2011	  •    Location:	  Hotel	  Sorella	  	  •    Call	  for	  presentatio...
Q&A      White	  papers	     Free	  Fuse	  evaluation	                   	   www.projectacumen.com	  info@projectacumen.co...
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Smarter Project Analysis and Improved Project Performance

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A seminar presentation on the importance of baseline compliance and how the faster, easier metric, logic and forensic analyzers and informative visualization options of Fuse 2.1 support project performance and success.

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Smarter Project Analysis and Improved Project Performance

  1. 1. Dr.  Dan  Patterson,  PMP  CEO  &  Founder,  Acumen  Jenn  Goodrich  Sales  &  Marketing  Manager  
  2. 2. Agenda•  Introductions  •  Quick  Fuse  overview  •  Enhanced  Fuse  analysis  •  Baseline  Compliance  metric  library  •  Logic  analysis  •  Forensic  analysis  •  Easy  metric  development  •  New  dashboard!  •  Introducing  the  Fuse  API  •  Acumen  Annual  Summit  
  3. 3. Acumen World  Renowned     Risk  Assessment   Project Confidence Workshops  •  Project  analytics   thought  leader  •  Oracle/Microsoft   Partner   Oracle  accredited  •  Pertmaster/PRA   Training  Partner     partnership  •  Headquartered  in   Austin,  TX  •  Europe,  Asia  &   Australian  local   Acumen  Fuse®   resellers/partners   Metric  Analysis  &   Visualization  
  4. 4. Acumen Fuse 2.1 •  Metric  Analyzer  Faster   •  Schedule  quality   Cost/Performance/EV  Easier   •  •  Baseline  Compliance   •  Logic  Analyzer  More  informative…   •  Missing  or  redundant     •  Multi  Project   •  Forensic  Analyzer   •  Variances   •  Trending   •  Integrated  baseline/ snapshots   •  Visualization   •  Ribbons   •  Dashboard   •  API  
  5. 5. Enhanced Fuse Analysis 2  x  faster  analysis;  snapshot  visualization;  custom  reports    
  6. 6. Baseline Compliance: True Insight•  Used  to  determine  how  close  a  schedule  is   planned  and  executed  against  it’s  baseline  •  Measure  of  well  the  plan  is  being  executed  •  More  than  just  date  comparison  •  Looks  at  period-­‐compliance  •  Library  included  as  part  of  Fuse  2.1!  
  7. 7. Compliance Scenarios
  8. 8. Compliance Metrics
  9. 9. Example Compliance100%   90%   80%   70%   60%   50%   40%   30%   20%   10%   0%   1-­‐Jan   1-­‐Feb   1-­‐Mar   1-­‐Apr   1-­‐May   1-­‐Jun   1-­‐Jul   1-­‐Aug   1-­‐Sep   1-­‐Oct   1-­‐Nov   1-­‐Dec  
  10. 10. Smarter Logic Analyzer•  Pinpoint:   •  Open  Ends,  lags   •  Dangling   •  Out  of  Sequence   •  Reverse/  circular   •  Redundant   •  Multi-­‐project   Activity  A   Activity  B   Activity  C  
  11. 11. Easier Forensic Analysis•  Compare  variances     •  Track  project   performance  through   snapshots   •  Identify  root  cause  of   delays  and  overruns   •  What-­‐if  analysis   •  Claims/Forensics   •  Auto  create  snapshots   from  baselines  
  12. 12. Friendlier Metric Editor•  Easy  to  use  metric   building  blocks   •  New/edit  metrics   •  Share  throughout  an   organization   •  No  need  for  formulas!!   •  Compatible  with   existing  custom   metrics   •  Base  metrics  on   baselines   80%  of  enterprise  Fuse  implementations  are   now  running  custom  metric  libraries  
  13. 13. Closer Integration Open   Plan   PRA   Cobra   Prism   P3/P6   G2   MS   Excel/Project   Fuse   XML  
  14. 14. Reporting: have it your way…Executive   Analyst   Dashboard   API   Briefing   Reports,   (clipboard,   (Custom   (Word/   Scorecards   PPT,  Word)   reports)   PDF)   (XLS)  
  15. 15. New Dashboard: Keep it Simple Stupid•  Dashboard   •  Project  Status   •  Schedule  Quality   •  Forensics  &     Trending  •  New:  Fuse  Widgets   •  Fuse  analysis  driven   •  Fully  configurable  
  16. 16. Fuse API
  17. 17. The Fuse API•  Very  important  new  capability  within  Fuse  •  Ability  to  add  custom  reports  from  any  view  •  Driven  by  new  on-­‐demand  API  engine   ini  File   •  Custom  menus,  settings   VBA/Custom   report  code   •  Report  generator  (VBA,  C++,  C#,  Java)   Report     •  Output/Report  
  18. 18. API Ini File
  19. 19. Custom Menus
  20. 20. Report Output•  Custom  Executive  Briefings  •  Custom  reports  on   •  Projects   •  Logic   •  Forensics   •  Metric  analysis  
  21. 21. Acumen Annual Summit•  Date:  18  October  2011  •  Location:  Hotel  Sorella    •  Call  for  presentations  •  Tracks   •  Fuse  –  Case  studies:  users  hints,  tips,  experiences   •  S1  S5  Methodology  –schedule  maturity   •  Risk  Workshops  –  proven  Risk  reduction  approach   •  New  Product  Launch.  
  22. 22. Q&A White  papers   Free  Fuse  evaluation     www.projectacumen.com  info@projectacumen.com    

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