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Safran Blog

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

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

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 Risk 7.2

We are pleased to introduce Safran Risk 7.2, which introduces a range of new features and changes to our powerful project risk analysis software.

23rd November 2017 Read more

The Future of Project Controls: Expert Insight into the Biggest Opportunities of 2018

Last month, our annual conference Forum Safran 2017 gave Safran Project and Safran Risk software users the opportunity to learn, share and discover. At the heart of the conference were the ideas and experiences shared by the project controls and planning professionals that spoke at the event, such as Gunnar Myrebøe discussing his experience with Ocean Farming.

21st 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

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