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Claims Assistance

Compiling or defending claims when you do not know the facts is a common predicament, and we aim to highlight the facts as they unravel, rather than at the end of the project.   Producing an...

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Compiling or defending claims when you do not know the facts is a common predicament, and we aim to highlight the facts as they unravel, rather than at the end of the project.   Producing an "As-Built" programme from records is always time consuming and difficult, usually costing more than employing our services for the duration of the project, hence we believe in early involvement of a Planner.

We are experienced in producing "As-Built" programmes from records and then identifying cause and effect of occurrences.

Key Benefits

Accurate identification of cause and affect.

Knowledge of the affects of items not identified in a claim.

Understanding of risk exposure.

Capabilities

Programme Interrogation

We can interrogate lengthy programmes to highlight only the areas of interest, to provide visibility.

Concurrent Delay Identification

The majority of projects have various reasons for delay, claims for Prolongation Costs can often be reduced by identifying concurrent delays.  We can help identify those concurrent delays.

As-Built Programme Compilation

Although not our preference, we have the capability to produce "As-Built" programmes showing what happened during the life of a programme 

 
Gantt Chart Claims

Tender Programmes

Tight deadlines can make for incomplete or illogical programmes being issued to the client with your submission.  Although the overall methodology may be apparent early in your bid compilation, the...

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Tight deadlines can make for incomplete or illogical programmes being issued to the client with your submission.  Although the overall methodology may be apparent early in your bid compilation, the detail may not be available to input in to your programme until late in the day giving your client the impression that you do not take the programme seriously.  This is where our additional resource can prove vital in winning your future business.

Key Benefits

Logical programme, well presented for your client

Identification of resource peaks and key pinch points

Client satisfied with your programme being achievable

Capabilities

We are experienced in producing programmes either from drawings or working with Engineers/ Estimators, using either Primavera or MS Project software

We can also review your programme and comment in a way that maybe your client will.

 
Tender Programmes

Programme Production

If you've ever wondered where to start, then maybe we can help.  Taking a project scheme and converting it in to a programme can appear daunting, which is where our experience can help. Whatever your...

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If you've ever wondered where to start, then maybe we can help.  Taking a project scheme and converting it in to a programme can appear daunting, which is where our experience can help.  Whatever your project, we guarantee to produce a programme to help you work through the early stages of a project, finding your feet and establishing the way forward.

We specialise in producing programmes from the very concept of a project through those early first footsteps and on to completion and client acceptance.

We will also pick up your programmes at any stage, assess the work completed to date and advise the way forward, focusing attention where it is required.

Enables the prioritisation of activities

Identifies likely project or stage duration's

Gives Directors / Financers confidence in the project duration

Gives an accurate view of what to do next

Identifies critical activities through the projects life

Capabilities

Practical Approach to IT

Information Technology plays a huge part in our life, and is key to identifying how critical work elements are to the final delivery of a project.  However, we may use specialist planning software or "fag packet" sketches as required;  we believe in the "KISS" approach - Keep It Simple, Stupid!

 
Gantt Chart

Good Practice

If your company is growing its project management expertise or looking for an effective project management process then we can use our experience in setting up processes with simple (yet effective)...

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If your company is growing its project management expertise or looking for an effective project management process then we can use our experience in setting up processes with simple (yet effective) reporting procedures to compliment the way you work.

Equally, should you be looking to implement new software, then we can help set up the good practice required to help them run smoothly.  By utilising our experience in previous implementations, we can help point you in the right direction at an early stage.

Key Benefits

Visibility of exposure

Investment in the correct areas

Reduced pressure in delivering programmes

Appropriate resource allocated to projects

More accurate cost predictions

Capabilities

Implementing Good Practice

We can aid your implementation Programme Management Methods to suit most popular practices.

Software Compatibility

We can also tailor your Programme Management Methods to suit most popular software.

 

Programme Uncertainty

There is a mathematical reason why programmes run late.  Although over enthusiasm and pressure to predict a favourable delivery date play a part, the introduction of parallel activities will...

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There is a mathematical reason why programmes run late.  Although over enthusiasm and pressure to predict a favourable delivery date play a part, the introduction of parallel activities will (statistically) introduce a delay to your programme.  For more information, please contact us

Key Benefits

Identifies realistic delivery dates

Justifies unpalatable completion dates

Gives Directors / Financers confidence in the project durations

Focuses attention on the true critical path.

Identifies critical activities through the projects life

Capabilities

Risk Facilitation

Trained in facilitating risk workshops, we can tease out the risks, affects and consequences from the project team, then incorporate them in to your programme.

Simulation

Using tools such as Pertmaster, we can apply Monte Carlo simulation to your programmes.  This is done by identifying longest, shortest and most likely durations for activities then running a programme simulator several thousand times to predict possible end dates.

Expectation Management

The pressure to deliver projects by a given date is often a key factor in programmes failing, as duration's will be slashed on paper but in reality they may take longer.  This expectation needs to be managed, and the risk management graphs will show how realistic the delivery date is, hence justifying your programme to seniors and relieving the pressure associated with unreasonable targets.

Statistically, programmes do run late, and this is generally due to risks materialising that where not incorporated in to the programme.  We can help identify the effects of such Risks before they occur, and by applying the probability and consequence factors to activities we can predict a justifiable extension to the programme.

 
Programme Uncertainty

Primavera

One of (if not "The") leading planning software providers is Primavera.  They have been supplying project planning software since 1983 and it is estimated that $5 trillions worth of projects have been...

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One of (if not "The") leading planning software providers is Primavera.  They have been supplying project planning software since 1983 and it is estimated that $5 trillions worth of projects have been managed with their software.  Our personnel have been using their software for much of that time and are expert at not only the practical side of creating and maintaining programmes but also at the theoretical aspect of using the software tools available.

For more information got to their website.

Key Benefits

Identifies realistic delivery dates

Justifies unpalatable completion dates

Gives Directors / Financers confidence in the project durations

Focuses attention on the true critical path.

Identifies critical activities through the projects life

Capabilities

Resource

Primavera has a complex yet suitable resource management capability and we can advise on and input resources to your programmes for you.

Costs

As with resource, we can set up and load costs in to your programmes

Claims

With sufficient history available, we can interrogate early programmes and identify the likely effect of compensation events that have led to delays and claims fro Prolongation or Extension of Time

 
Primavera

Bid Reviews

Knowing how likely your contractors is to deliver on time is crucial in assessing which supplier to use.  The question of whether they have concocted a programme to look as though it achieves your...

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Knowing how likely your contractors is to deliver on time is crucial in assessing which supplier to use.  The question of whether they have concocted a programme to look as though it achieves your objective, or whether it is realistic is often difficult to identify.  We can review tender programmes to provide the visibility required to make an informed contract award.

Key Benefits

Accurate identification of cause and affect.

Knowledge of the affects of items not identified in a claim.

Understanding of risk exposure.

Capabilities

Objective Programme Reviews

We recommend the use of Analytical methods of reviewing programmes to ease and justify decision making.

Subjective Programme Reviews

As not all aspects of a programme can easily be categorised, any analytical report should be supported with a commentary considering the Key Benefits above. 

 
Bid Review