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Safran Blog

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

The Impact of Scope Management on Project Success

Very few projects are ever completed in line with original plans and budgets. Unforeseen changes are inevitable in project management. But putting proper change control processes in place can drastically minimize their impact.

26th May 2020 Read more

Why Your Baseline is Essential in Project Management

Setting a baseline is a crucial element of project management. Without a baseline, there's no way to measure performance or conduct an earned value analysis for your project.

A sound principle of project management is ensuring the baseline is set at the planning stage and not altered later – unless due authority is received from the project owner. A proper baseline process earns value and credibility for the project.

18th May 2020 Read more

12 Critical Project Scheduling Best Practices

A sobering 9 out of 10 projects experience cost overrun, and experience tells us that schedule overrun is a common occurrence too.

To counter this, project professionals must ensure their project schedule is reliable, meets project requirements, and contains all 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. Regular 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.

To that end, we’ve identified 12 key scheduling best practices. Does your schedule pass these tests?

11th May 2020 Read more

New Insight: Regaining Project Control with Integrator for SAP

Controls such as forecasting, scheduling, and risk analysis are integral aspects of successful project planning. 

06th June 2019 Read more

Why You Need Specialist Software for Aerospace Project Management

Managing a large aerospace project is no mean feat. With so many aspects to juggle and keep control of, investing in a specialist software solution will undeniably make your life easier and help ensure that your project is delivered on time and on budget – no matter what comes your way.

12th October 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

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

3 Key Mega Construction Project Scheduling Mistakes

Over 65% of mega projects fail, and scheduling errors are a key factor. We recognise that, ultimately, mega construction projects are an incredibly complex and difficult activity, with no quick or simple fixes. However, we are in a position to identify common mega project scheduling mistakes and potential remedies. For this blog post, we’ve considered three things:

28th November 2017 Read more

Announcing Safran Integrator for ILAP

We are excited to announce the release of Safran Integrator for ILAP, a powerful solution supporting the ILAP XML Schema for project scheduling and control data exchange.

17th November 2017 Read more

How to Increase Value in Project Status Reports

For decades and since the early days of computing, having the right information available, easily accessible, at the appropriate level of detail, and on a timely basis has been the desire of management at all levels.

24th October 2017 Read more

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