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.
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.
It’s no exaggeration to say that manufacturing schedules are the foundation upon which successful projects are built. Correctly allocating resources, managing costs, and understanding the variables that may cause delays is vital if production is to be completed on time and within budget.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Safran hosted a live and interactive webinar, featuring guest speaker Jonas Gran who was a Project Planner on the Oslo Gardermoen Airport Terminal 2 project.