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Safran Blog

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

The Earned Value Management Metrics: Planned Value (PV) vs Earned Value (EV) vs Actual Cost (AC)

The world of capital project management is filled with complexity. From an overabundance of abbreviations to a fistful of formulaic equations, it’s easy to find yourself lost in translation. But by taking a complex topic and analyzing its constituent parts, understanding can be improved. Here we examine Earned Value Management (EVM).

21st May 2019 Read more

5 Key Challenges for Aerospace Project Management in 2019 and Beyond

Aerospace is an industry long-famed for its proclivity for innovation. From popularized achievements like the SpaceX reusable rocket to invaluable modernizations such as solar-powered aircraft, the hype over the industry's increasing rate of change has grown almost clichédHowever, seldom discussed are the challenges to project management born out of this disruption to the status quo. Here we provide a handful of the most important. 

09th April 2019 Read more

What are the Biggest Risks in Project Scheduling?

The Sydney opera house is an incredible feat of architecture. Well ahead of its time when completed and now recognized throughout the world, it’s a building that changed the image of an entire country. Unfortunately, at approximately ten years late (and AUS $95 million over budget), it’s also famous, in scheduling terms, for being something of a disaster.

04th April 2019 Read more

4 Reasons Why Risk Models are Crucial for Successful Project Management

All projects, no matter how meticulously planned, are exposed to the effects of risk. While you may not be able to predict the future with total certainty, there is a framework you can build to mollify any nasty surprises you might face during a project. 

28th March 2019 Read more

New Download: The Journeymap to Project Risk Analysis

Our new e-book, written by David Hulett, a thought leader in the world of risk management, puts forward the notion that cost and duration risk can be better prepared for by upgrading your organization's risk maturity level. 

20th February 2019 Read more

Top 5 Biggest Types of Risks for Mega-Projects

Infrastructure mega projects are often integral to the city, region or country in which they’re built. The Panama Canal brings in almost $3B for Panama annually, Dubai’s International Airport accounts for 27% of the country’s GDP, and the Channel Tunnel – between the UK and France – continues to drive profits year after year.

13th February 2019 Read more

4 Key Causes of Scope Creep and How to Mitigate Them

When projects over-deliver, significant cost and schedule overrun are usually the two biggest casualties. Scope creep is a risk in the vast majority of projects – as an area of project management, it’s widely known, often well understood yet frustratingly difficult to avoid. Here we look at four fundamental causes of this phenomenon.

01st November 2018 Read more

New Download: Optimizing Complex Schedules in SAP Project System

Our latest download explores how the four variables of activity duration, cost, resources, and risk can be best optimized when working with complex schedules in SAP Project System (PS).

23rd October 2018 Read more

Johan Sverdrup—the North Sea Giant—at Forum Safran 2018

Learn. Share. Discover | Forum Safran | Oct 30th–31st 2018 | Sola Strand Hotel 

We are excited to be hosting Blake Fox, Project Planning Manager at Norway’s largest energy operator, Equinor, as one of three guest speakers at this year’s Forum Safran conference.

16th October 2018 Read more

Webinar - Building Ships: Managing Complex Manufacturing Alongside SAP

Our next webinar on the 23rd of October examines how Navantiaone of Europe's leading defence manufacturers and contractors, gained a greater level of project control with their SAP solution. Hosted by the UK SAP User Group, this is not one to be missed.

08th October 2018 Read more

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