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Does your organization measure Schedule Execution Scores? The Defense Contract Management Administration (DCMA) recommends it, and this article explains why you should. Execution scores are simple to identify, and the system is easy to implement. What is the Schedule Execution Score? First, it helps to understand what an Execution Index score is. The DCMA (Defense Contract Management Administration) first issued its 14-point schedule scoring guidelines in 2007. Nestled in the guidelines as 1 of the 14 points was the Baseline Execution Index (BEI). The BEI, or Schedule Execution Score, is also included in one of the four Schedule Validator schedule[...]
Management Strategies for Project Execution:So much is written and discussed these days to help teams execute organizational objectives. It is not enough to have thorough knowledge of a particular strategy, and good intentions will not get the job done.
Advancements in technology continue to stretch construction programs and their managers. It sometimes seems that the technology has outpaced organizational capabilities to manage it.
Reactive vs. Proactive Scheduling: To many managers in the construction industry value is overshadowed by cost. By not seeing the value that planning and scheduling can bring to a project, 98% of the project budget
The science of delay analysis is something you can learn in a book; the "art" comes from what is learned through practice. That's why it is important for delay experts to stay active in projects. Although I spend most of my time on the dispute resolution side of our business, my team is active on hundreds of projects at any given time and I try to keep one or two ongoing projects on my plate.
After scheduling for over 30 years and preparing expert reports for many of those, I find myself still learning on every project. I remember in one of my first dispute resolution cases, almost 25 years ago, a construction attorney I was working with told me, "You guys are half science and half voodoo." The term “voodoo”, he explained, was a reference to the expertise of pulling something out of nothing, which I think he considered somewhat valuable.
With the variety of Delay Analysis Techniques available to schedule reviewers and analysts, it is difficult to know and implement the most reliable and effective way of demonstrating an accurate impact calculation caused by delay.
Top 2 RulesResolving Construction Delays and Disputes: Each delay analysis method includes certain evaluation guidelines. For this analysis method (which the Owner had determined as the ONLY acceptable method) to be effective, each submittal had to be reviewed sequentially since each was built upon the previous submittal, and acceptance or rejection of any one submittal in the sequence impacted subsequent analyses.
Reasons to try Powerproject: Unlike other construction project management software platforms, that force you to get a new license for every additional software user you add
Asta Powerproject may not be the market leader in the United States, in fact it only recently became available to the U.S. Internationally however, Powerproject is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading project management software solutions for construction and used by most of the leading construction firms.