GPM & NetPoint Training
As exclusive providers of GPM® and NetPoint® training programs, PMA Technologies educates all levels of project management practitioners on understanding the fundamentals of GPM®, mastering advanced features of NetPoint®, leading collaborative planning sessions, and more. Seminars typically range from one to three days and include lectures paired with hands-on interaction. Temporary NetPoint licenses are provided for all attendees during the training period. Seminar topics include the following:
- The basics of building a schedule
- Understanding GPM® planned dates and float calculations
- Planning forward and backward with GPM® planned dates and in CPM-mode
- Tips and tricks for building clear and concise schedules
- Importing and exporting with Excel and P6
- Preparing for and executing collaborative planning sessions
We also develop customized programs when needed.
Collaborative Planning Using NetPoint
From preparation to execution to post-session support, our facilitators help your team get maximum value from collaborative planning sessions. A NetPoint® expert works with your team to collect important information ahead of the session to make sure that everyone is prepared to participate.
During the planning session, we facilitate information gathering as the schedule is built using input from critical stakeholders. NetPoint® schedules are typically projected onto a large screen or wall, and in some cases with special touch-enabled equipment to better facilitate hands-on interaction and participation.
NetPoint® collaborative planning sessions don’t require that participants be scheduling experts. Instead, the collaborative nature of the software allows all participants to come away with a deeper understanding of the project timeline and important activity logic relationships. The result is a clearer representation of the project that can be communicated more efficiently to all members of the team.
In addition to collaborative planning sessions, our NetPoint® and GPM experts also provide ongoing web-based and on-site consultation.
Project Risk Management
Our risk analysis specialists work with project stakeholders to provide comprehensive, qualitative risk assessments that integrate with robust, quantitative cost and schedule risk analyses. Throughout the entire management process, risks are continually monitored and mitigated accordingly. Our scope of risk services includes the following:
- Identifing and evaluating project risks
- Managing risk registers
- Facilitating qualitative risk assessments
- Performing quantitative risk analyses
- Developing risk mitigation strategies and plans
Delay Analysis & Dispute Resolution
Our team of delay analysis experts has a breadth of experience in identifying, analyzing, preparing, and presenting claims and disputes on a variety of projects. Our distinct advantage is a direct result of our expertise and background in managing more than $90 billion in projects over the last 40 years.
When analyzing claims, our experts use NetPoint® to employ groundbreaking forensic scheduling techniques that produce understandable schedules. The results consistently prove invaluable when communicating expert testimony in the appropriate forum (i.e., trial, deposition, arbitration, mediation, dispute review boards, negotiations, etc.).