SCHEDULE INTEGRATION CONNECTS THE DOTS
It is self-evident that project schedules are comprised of many inter-related items. But have you given much thought to what underpins individual schedule activities? Schedule activities typically represent the tip of the iceberg considering the detailed effort and information that goes into completion of a typical 4-day activity.
GANTT charts are great for visual time orientation, but project schedules simply lack the utility needed to show information and ultimately drive completion of the detailed effort. This gap forces the proliferation of numerous topical lists managed independent of the schedule.
INTEGRATE YOUR SCHEDULE WITH KEY PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
Project schedule activities can be related to items and tasks within the PM Vitals’ modules when needed in order to tie information together. This eliminates disconnected reports and ensures everyone is on the same page, while information is automatically synchronized to the schedule. For example, RFIs, punchlist items, documents, materials, submittals as well as the obvious to-do actions can be related to their relevant schedule activity. This makes it simple for the project superintendent or manager to see the various elements that 1) underpin an upcoming activity 2) may be impacting progress or 3) what remains open after an activity is substantially complete. This improves the effectiveness of look-ahead schedules.
CONNECT INFORMATION AND PRIORITY TO DRIVE SCHEDULE CERTAINTY
The approach that PM Vitals has developed involves bringing various pieces of information that commonly
managed separately into one system. The ability to run multi-dimensional reports that connect-the-dots for each schedule activity is a game changer. The level of accountability brought about by transparency vastly improves schedule certainty throughout the project timeline by giving laser sharp focus.
This game changer allows project personnel to drown out the noise and prioritize efforts in ways that shrink the critical path.
Maximize Schedule Certainty ¨ Minimize Effort ¨ Make Your Schedule Work for You