Planning and Scheduling

Risk relativity

For a thief, a good security system is a threat. To a security guard, that same system is an opportunity to lessen the risk of robbery and to increase the chance of catching the thieves.

A person’s perspective depends on which side of the fence he is sitting on. With that in mind, a risk can be a threat or an opportunity. Your business sees a threat and your competitor sees an opportunity. It is as simple as that. 

Customer Spotlight: Aerospace & Defense

In 2014, the enterprise software for operating systems across the desktops of a large Aerospace & Defense company was being upgraded from XP to Windows 7.  While the upgrade was beneficial from a company-wide technology perspective, it effectively made the company’s current Schedule Risk Assessment and Analysis tool – Primavera Risk Analytics (PRA / formerly known as Pertmaster) – obsolete. Team leaders were faced with a decision to either upgrade their current software or look at something brand new.  They decided to explore their available options.

Human mistakes

As I observed working at different international power plant construction project over the world, the huge amount of human mistakes is significantly grows from one project schedule update to another during the whole project lifecycle from kick-off meeting to the final commission's date.

 

Creating a Competency Assessment for CPM Schedulers Using the GAO’s “Best Practices in Scheduling”

ABSTRACT

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Market Place

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