Recently, we invested a significant amount of money to implement an earned value management approach. Though successful, the Project Controls Department (PCD) noticed that project teams were relying increasingly on the project controls team to develop schedules, with little to no input from the project team. Consequently, schedules needed significant revisions days before the client expected them. To resolve this, the PCD began utilizing an intuitive tool, NetPoint, to facilitate planning sessions where project teams developed a sound approach for executing the work. NetPoint reengaged project teams in the planning process and contributed to planning the project in unique ways. The challenges faced by the PCD and how NetPoint contributed in overcoming them are addressed in this presentation.
Presented by Luis Terry, PMP
Luis Terry is a civil engineering and project management professional with more than nine years of experience working on projects in the retail, mining, and energy industries. He has knowledge of CPM scheduling, earned value management systems, cost controls procedures, contract administration, estimating, and project planning, and he has hands-on experience with Primavera P6 and MS Project. Mr. Terry has a degree in civil engineering from la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Lima, Peru, and a master’s in civil and construction engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Presented at the NetPoint & GPM Conference.