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Safran Blog

Our project management and schedule risk analysis experts share their knowledge.

Forum Safran 2018: Meet the Speakers

The annual Forum Safran user conference is fast-approaching. From October 30th, project controls and planning professionals from around the world will congregate at the Sola Strand Hotel, Stavanger, to learn, share, discover, and benefit from high-value seminars presented by fellow project controls professionals.

09th August 2018 Read more

Forum Safran 2018 Registration Now Open

Returning for its 18th consecutive year, Forum Safran promises to be bigger and better than ever, with our largest collection of keynote speakers, training sessions, and demonstrations .

10th July 2018 Read more

Webinar - Improve Progress Updating with Safran Web Access

Keeping every member of a project team up-to-date can be arduous. Historically, the production of weekly, or bi-weekly, reports depleted the planning department's valuable time and resources, and reducing this expenditure wasn't possible without significant compromises to project members.

14th June 2018 Read more

Project Scheduling Best Practice: 12 Critical Success Factors

Experience tells us that project schedules persistently overrun. To try and counter this, project professionals must spend the time ensuring the schedule is reliable, meets project requirements, and contains all the necessary work. What’s more, schedules should be built according to acknowledged best practices, such as the US Government Accountability Office’s Schedule Assessment Guide and the DCMA 14 Point Assessment. And health checks are another powerful tool in a project manager's arsenal, used worldwide by many businesses and governments to assess the credibility of the project schedule.

31st May 2018 Read more

Webinar - Seamlessly Integrating Owner and Contractors’ Project Schedules

A problem often faced by large-scale projects is how to integrate both owner and contractor schedules into a single, cohesive plan—without granting contractors access to the owner’s IT network.

27th February 2018 Read more

Introducing Safran Cloud

We are delighted to announce the introduction of Safran Cloud: an on-demand cloud-driven service that provides access to the latest generation of Safran’s project controls applications – Safran Project and Safran Risk – whenever and wherever you need them.

20th February 2018 Read more

Why Perform Schedule Risk Analysis?

Practised by thousands of individuals across the world, project scheduling is perhaps the most common discipline of project planning and control. Every project in every industry is managed according to a schedule, regardless of size or scale, and the use of scheduling software has become a staple ingredient of project planning. With such significance placed upon scheduling activities, you'd be forgiven for thinking that projects are well-planned and successfully-executed, but research tells us that projects often, even usually, overrun their schedules by some margin.

25th January 2018 Read more

Webinar – The Benefits of Seamlessly Combining Cost & Schedule Risk Analysis

Cost and schedule risk analysis assesses the likely effect of uncertainty, as well as individual risks on overall project costs and time-to-completion. Essential to accurate project control and forecasting, it can also reveal how much contingency is needed to stay within budget and meet deadlines.

11th January 2018 Read more

Top Tips for Shutdown Project Scheduling

Shutdown projects, also known as turnarounds, planned outages or STOs are a distinctive and demanding type of project. Stakes are high, as is pressure on the schedule and project team. They are typically costly, short in duration, high risk, require a large number of human resources (including a substantial proportion of sub-contractors), and have a significant focus on HSE (health, safety and environment). The complexity of these projects dictates a sound process for planning and executing. Meanwhile, the pressure on schedule and overall duration turn them into the formula 1 of project execution and control. 

10th January 2018 Read more

Interview with Jonas Gran, Mega Project Planner on Oslo Airport T2

Last month, Safran Software Solutions hosted a live, free, and interactive webinar alongside Jonas Gran. We discussed his work as project planner on the Oslo International Airport T2 expansion and explored how Safran Project supports planning large complex capital projects.

12th December 2017 Read more

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