Project Planning

 

The management of deadlines involves the basics: scope, resources, risks, controls and forecasts. The lack of control of one of them can lead to additional delays and costs.

 

Since projects are increasingly complex and often with limited budgets, the use of a planning tool is necessary and often contractual.

Planning is a fundamental tool for the smooth running (success) of the project, so it is essential that the person in charge of its development and implementation be experienced.

Whether planning the project under Primavera P6, MS-Project, TILOS or Planisware (OPX2), mastering techniques and best practices at both the development and planning levels is important.

PROPRISM puts its experience at your disposal for the development of your schedules as well as the analysis of deadlines both during the bidding phase and during the execution of your projects.

 

Planning development

The development of schedules involves working with project managers, department managers and contractors, we develop the planning according to the CPM (Critical Path Methodology) as well as the best practices:

  • Structuring of the scope and development of the project structure (Work Breakdown Structure WBS)
  • Structuring of the organisation and development of phasing
  • Developing work packages and activities
  • Development of sequences between activities
  • Allocation of resources and costs
  • Estimated duration
  • Risk analysis and simulation of Monte-Carlo

Analysis of the critical path(s) as well as verification of the application of best practices associated with schedule risk analysis will allow the developm
ent of a schedule:

  • Robust
  • Flexible
  • Reliable

 

Baseline planning and review

Schedules are typically the compilation of information from many actors, plus the planning review makes it possible to be sure that the schedule covers the entire scope, is ready for the monitoring of deadlines and the measurement of the progress, respects the constraints and contractual milestones.

All parties must understand and agree with its content. We also evaluate the quality of the schedule at the level of the sequences, the allocation of resources, the legibility of the critical path and other important elements to be delivered on time.

After this verification, the schedule becomes a baseline and will be used to compare progress and thus obtain the execution performance of the project.

 

Progress Update

By measuring progress during the project, we will alert management to any critical variation and possible delays.

The analysis of progress will make it possible to highlight the activities to be reinforced or to follow closely for the smooth running of the project.

 

Forecast Analysis

After any progress update, we carry out a detailed analysis of the possible impacts and evaluate the impact on deadlines and associated costs.

Analysis will make it possible to highlight the sequences requiring optimisation work to limit the impact caused by delays.

 

Master schedule

We develop a master schedule to facilitate coordination and communication. The master schedule includes the project phases, baseline, progress and main milestones.

Our approach to project planning and control is based on best practices. We also use the latest tools and procedures on projects.

From the development of the submission schedule to the closing of the project, we will manage the deadlines of your projects via the implementation of adapted tools and methods.