Improving the Quality and Probability of Success of your Project Portfolios using Deltek Acumen Suite Fuse/Risk/360

I want to take this opportunity to let you know how to qualify your project schedule more comfortably without spending numerous hours and even days to make conclusions and recommendations.

Do you want to make your project schedule better, more reliable, achievable, predictable, and successful? Are you responsible for a group of management practitioners accountable for schedule quality, identifying risks, risk drivers, schedule drivers, and calculating contingencies? Are you faced with wasted time, analysis paralysis, growing threats of delay, stubborn contractors, vague contracts, changing scenarios, shifting baseline, and team misalignment? 

Well, I have good news for you! In partnership with Deltek, PM Solution Pro brings to your attention, Acumen Suite of Applications (Fuse/Risk/360). 

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Happy Easter 2022 Everyone! A new life is before us!

Easter, also called Resurrection Day and Pascha, is a Christian holiday celebrating Jesus Christ returning from the dead. Christians believe that it is the holiest day in the year. Some people who are not Christians celebrate it also as a cultural holiday.

The New Testament states that on the Sunday after Jesus was killed, his body was no longer in the tomb where he was laid. Later, Jesus is said to have appeared to over 500 people and preached to them. The New Testament teaches that the resurrection of Jesus is what Christianity is based on.

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Integrated Schedules, Must Have in Program Portfolio Management

Program management is the process of managing several related projects typically to enhance an organization’s outlook, better its industry reputation, to improve overall productivity and to avail of long-term opportunities. I would like to re-share with you today one of the approaches I’ve formulated and used in achieving Program Schedule Integration in the not too distant past.

Management of interdependent multiple projects calls for an integrated approach. Interdependent in a sense that some activities of one project cannot start or finish without the predecessor project activities from another project or supporting group started or completed. For small to medium size program portfolio, effectively managing the overall and overarching schedule can still be quite challenging for Project Managers.

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Risk Management Reflection on the Subject of Superstorms and Mega-Earthquakes

A project manager (or any other manager) has to understand the fundamental and mandatory integrative approach to risk management processes and knowledge areas. The long years of national experience on natural disasters are enough to convince any logical person that disaster management is also about risk management.

Looking towards the future knowing that there is a next big one is the start. Mitigating threat or enhancing opportunity consequences are main areas of control in cases where a risk practitioner has no influence on probabilities.

Underlining the connections between primary risks, secondary risks, residual risks, issues, and problems helps people realize the importance of cause and effect analysis in successfully determining the root causes and potential consequences of any event.

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Truth of the Matter is “No End in Sight to COVID 19”

Now, the whole world is pretty much in the same fix. Two years into this Covid era is very frustrating, bringing a bunch of physical, spiritual, behavioral, and moral problems with it. We all want this plague to humanity to end, but how can something end if the world’s top scientists don’t know where and how the virus started. Yes, the old saying said, “every beginning has an end.” What do you think will happen if nobody understands the beginning while the virus is possibly replicating to another strain like the Delta and the Omicron in real-time?

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PM Solution Pro prays for world-wide physical and spiritual healing in the New Year 2022!

Let us pray together for world-wide physical and spiritual healing!

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve, also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day in many countries, the evening of the last day of the year, is on 31st December. The last day of the year is commonly referred to as “New Year’s Eve”.

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PM Solution Pro is offering Remote Project Schedule Quality Assessment for you!

PM Solution Pro, a management consulting group, offers remote support in Schedule Quality Assessment, Reviews, and Audits. We have successfully used Deltek Acumen Fuse toolset in supporting various clients and project organizations. Our team can also guide your project organization in the development of your very own standard in-house Schedule Quality Metrics, making it possible to assess an entire project portfolio in a fraction of the time compared to manual means. 

The correctness, accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of a Project Schedule depend heavily on its quality. A good quality brings about project success. Good quality gives project managers a good handle on what needs doing. As such, he gets good results. Conversely, the consequences of a poor-quality schedule are practically endless. If unaddressed, the schedule remains counter-intuitive, disconnected, or disjointed, resulting in poor project control. Low quality produces a bad schedule not fit for quantitative risk analysis, making incorrect probability calculations. It will also likely generate a flawed critical path, influencing the project to focus on the wrong activities and priorities.

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PM Solution Pro will do Remote Schedule Management!

PM Solution Pro is a management consulting business offering remote Project Controls Support to companies and various project organizations. PM Solution Pro has the expertise to help you in several of your critical company undertakings.

Check us out and appreciate what we can do to support ur clients.

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Preparing for Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis (SQRA)

Preparing for project’s Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis is like painting a wall. The wall preparation takes the longest before the final paint coat is applied. The last layer becomes as essential as sanding debris and covering all holes with joint compounds. Up to 80 percent of the Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis (SQRA) effort is preparing the risk model. The remaining twenty percent (20%) is on the proper use of the tool, e.g., OPRA, previously called PertMaster, Deltek Acumen Risk, and others.

If the schedule is not of good quality and not modeled correctly, then the 80% effort amounted to nothing. The resulting assessment can become unreliable if not all wrong that it can derail the project!

A schedule accepted for risk analysis that dramatically deviates from the project execution plan creates troubling scenarios that keep project managers reasonably on edge.

One must not forget the cardinal rule that the schedule is a reflection of the plan.
If the construction execution plan violates the overall execution strategy, the project is a good candidate for failure. Everyone should be on deck and looking at the same goal if it is to succeed.

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