3 Lessons Baseball Can Teach You about Project Controls

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at the first-ever Project Controls Expo in the United States. While I was sitting in the expo area at the Washington Nationals Stadium, on a stage amongst a panel of esteemed industry professionals, I was ...

Schedule Forecasting Using Historical Data

Considering everything that impacts the construction industry today, leveraging a Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule can help you keep an eye out for any challenges that may arise. Utilizing a CPM schedule offers project teams an abundance of data that, if ...

Everything You Need for Studying Critical Path Delay & Recovery

Critical Path Delays always seem to span the entire job, having a compounding effect on a project’s budget. As unfortunate as this phenomenon might be, the reality is delays are inevitable, especially considering all that is impacting the industry today. Ongoing ...

The Power of Project Controls: Monitoring Schedule Compression

A proper project control process uses real-time data to arm project management with key metrics that positively influence project outcomes. Project controls are becoming increasingly more important, as the current built environment experiences many unexpected ...

Understanding Project Progress with Earned Value Analysis

Project control systems within the world of construction aim to ensure project goals are achieved. Like SmartPM, Joseph Heagney’s Fundamentals of Project Management views Earned Value Analysis (EVA) as the project control that is considered the correct way to ...

Schedule Quality Analysis: a Function of Project Controls

For over 30 years, the construction industry has generated Critical Path Method (CPM) project schedules through computer-based scheduling software. A CPM schedule contains the central data set needed to help project teams manage projects in a timely manner. ...
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