Project Planning & Controls

The main objective of our planning service is to provide our clients with practical programmes which will model the likely outcomes of their projects. The programme may be constructed at a high level to suggest an outline timeframe for later detailing by the team or by subcontractors. Maybe a detailed tender programme is required which will evolve into a contract programme should a tender submission be successful.

Whichever level is required, the programme will be created with reference to an initial Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Key dates will be identified using milestones along with major interfaces. Resources and costs can be allocated to each activity for max/min assessments and to produce cost curves for cashflow or earned value analysis.

The critical path through the programme will be identified along with any other sequences of work which may slip onto the critical path during the course of the project. Activities which are project drivers will be identified. Other activities which help to define the nature of the project can be established as key performance measures.

Project risks can be identified and actions taken to mitigate their impact. A programme risk analysis can be undertaken to consider all likely completion dates and/or costs at completion.

Specific schedules (eg. for procurement of major items) can be filtered out of and into the programme to provide near real time impact. This will help to establish clear status reporting for better monitoring of high value/high impact items.

In summary we are able to setup the systems at the outset of your project which will allow you full visibility of likely outcomes, enable you to manage project risk and to monitor performance against measures which are relevant to your project.

Our guiding principles for providing project management services have been drawn from the Association for Project Management definitive Book of Knowledge Fourth Edition (2000 – currently under revision) and the Delay and Disruption Protocol (October 2002) of the Society of Construction Law.