Schedule MD™ is a module for NetPoint® that allows project planners and schedulers to develop and analyze schedules for a more reliable result. The innovative features of Schedule MD™ are designed to provide certainty, a key advantage of project management consulting services. These include Schedule IQ™, an algorithm that scores the reliability of your schedule based on compliance with PMA’s Core Traits of a Reliable Schedule protocol and provides other metrics according to the DCMA 14-Point Assessment. The metrics and score help project planners identify and repair the weakest parts of their schedules, resulting in more reliable overall scores.
The Schedule IQ™ Score is the most comprehensive schedule reliability rating system on the market. It is based on 42 individual metrics derived from the industry-leading Core Traits of a Reliable Schedule. Scores are reported from 0 to 100 and provided for the overall schedule as well as for four categories: comprehensive, credible, well-built, and controlled. As a result, reliability can be assessed at both macro and micro levels.
Metrics libraries offer over 150 metrics including the 14-Point Assessment metrics by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). All together, they cover areas including logic, constraints, float, the critical path, relationships, durations, progress, forensics, resources, WBS assignments, risk, weather, earned value, calendars, and many more.
Reporting is a fundamental feature of the Metrics Manager™ and an integral part of any metrics analysis. All table-based data can be customized and exported to Excel, making it easy to export any detail desired. Plus, a set of predefined executive reports is included for summarizing results and communicating the big picture.
The Metrics Manager™ includes a number of tools for reviewing schedule submittals, including checklists for verifying that the narrative document conforms to best practices and scores accordingly. It also provides the ability to record and document stakeholder approval, making schedule sign-offs more transparent.
Indicate the industry, budget, and delivery methods of the project
The Metrics Manager™ includes a one-of-a-kind feature-set for planning and analyzing normal and actual weather. NOAA integration makes it easy to find and download global historical weather data, and key metrics allow you to evaluate how weather has been accounted for in your schedules.
View average monthly weather data for temperature, precipitation, and wind for thousands of weather stations across the world.
Download actual observed weather on a monthly basis for weather submittals or forensic analysis.