Nostradamus for Projects (Part I): Building Predictability into your Enterprise

Predictability

Why is it the construction industry lags other sectors when it comes to productivity? Why are cost and schedule overruns the norm for engineering and construction projects? The answer to these questions is complicated, as there are many factors that affect project outcomes. However, there is one critical factor that is often overlooked, but has...
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Podcast: Maximizing Your Projects Performance

Projects and portfolios often struggle to deliver their desired return on investment. Many in the projects business don’t standardize project prioritization, planning and delivery. They select projects without knowing whether they align with strategy. They can’t establish real performance baselines. With these limitations, what result should you expect? With EcoSys, we’ve always focused on project...
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EcoSys 8: Introducing Enterprise Projects Performance

Project controls is a vital part of successful project delivery. The ability to efficiently and accurately measure and forecast project performance can’t be understated. However, project controls alone is not enough. Consider a project that is flawlessly executed, on-time and on-budget, only to learn that it’s not strategic, doesn’t further an organization’s goals, and the...
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EVM: Management with the Lights On

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a method using specific metrics to measure, forecast, and ultimately improve project performance. EVM has been shown to be a very strong indicator of the future performance of a project. In fact, when EVM is effectively deployed, it can be used to predict project performance +/- 10% when the project...
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