Earned Schedule: A Powerful Enhancement to EVM

February 8th, 2021

Earned Value Management (EVM) has emerged as one of the most powerful and frequently used methodologies to measure project progress and performance over the last 60 or 70 years. Its early adopters include NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense, who have been using the practice extensively in critical, long-term projects with massive budgets. Though […]

Tips & Tricks: Debugging Action Batches Using Advanced Commands

February 5th, 2021

EcoSys configuration features include a set of advanced commands that can be utilized as configuration options during troubleshooting or for setup of advanced behavior. We’ve discussed Advanced Commands before, but felt they are really worth revisiting. They are entered in the Advanced Commands field on the Options tab of a spreadsheet, report, form, chart, or […]

Scope Creep: What It Is and How to Manage It

February 1st, 2021

Every project starts with the seed of an idea, but translating those ideas into real outcomes is tough—most projects hit major roadblocks and overruns before they cross the finish line. According to the PMI 2020 Pulse of the Profession Report, 11.4 percent of investment is wasted due to poor project performance. Why do projects perform […]

How Fusion for Energy Uses EcoSys on the ITER Project

January 27th, 2021

Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union’s organisation that manages Europe’s contribution to ITER, the world’s largest scientific partnership aiming to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable energy source. ITER is a collaboration project between 35 nations to build the world’s largest magnetic fusion device, a tokamak. The idea for an international joint […]

Power Utilities and the Path to Success: Digitally Transforming Inside and Out

January 25th, 2021

The Power Utilities industry has been rapidly evolving over the past several years. From exploding demand in emerging markets, to a reimagining of the grid in established markets, the whole world has been undergoing an energy transformation. And that was even before 2020. The disruption of COVID has only added more complexity, more uncertainty and […]

Overcoming Complexity with Project Portfolio Forecasting

December 22nd, 2020

Portfolio forecasting, or multi-project forecasting, allows for greater ease in updating forecasts across a wide range a projects. Current software solutions can help you enable this methodology to improve your project performance. Let’s first review why forecasting is so important in projects. Then, we will look in more detail at the benefits of project portfolio […]