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September 11, 2018

What is a Schedule Health Check?

All successful projects have one thing in common for sure and that is a comprehensive plan prior to starting the Job.  With schedules containing hundreds if not thousands of activities and milestones, how do we know if it was developed with sound CPM methodology and practices?  In other words, is the schedule "healthy".  For a Schedule to be usable for project execution as well as part of an EVMS (Earned Value Management System), it has to be developed to reflect general scheduling practices, and  of course in accordance with contract requirements.  So how do we insure we have followed the instructions and guidelines.  How about a series of measurements covering the different tenants of good schedule practice such as high float values, number of open ends, number of constraints, missing logic, etc.  For years a demand was in place to somehow measure all of this.  Then several years ago, the DMCA (Defense Contract Management Agency) looked at all the different measurements and created 14 metric points that all schedules at a minimum must meet which is now known as the DCMA 14;

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July 27, 2018

Work Planning (or is it schedule planning?)

The Planning Hierarchy

Planning, in the field of Project Management, is one of the most important knowledge areas any aspiring construction professional should master.  You plan nearly everything do you in your daily business and especially when it comes to managing projects.  But just like leadership, there are many levels of planning and its done at varying levels by different persons or groups.

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July 2, 2018

Activities, Tasks, OH MY!

Activity Vs Task

Is it schedule activities or schedule task?  Depending on the software or names of the fields, both are right.  Now comes along Lean Construction and it has defined tasks as part of the Last Planner System and even goes so far as calling the wall boards for planning 'Task' Boards.  So which is it?  Are both correct and how do we discern between each so as not to confuse our audience or participants in the planning process?

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June 28, 2018

Oracle Prime Lean Scheduling

In todays market, the construction industry is expected to grow 85% by 2030, according to a report issues by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics.  This is great news, however as of today, nearly 70% of all projects come in over budget and are delivered late.  On top of that cash flow complexity is intensifying especially at the sub-contractor level which is threatening stability in

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January 5, 2018

Oracle's Mobile Team Member Application

P6 Schedule Updates At Your Finger Tips

With the Primavera P6 Team Member app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, project teams can now update their schedule activities right where the action is happening on the ground.  Team Member capabilities include,

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November 27, 2017

PTG Becomes Specialized to Sell Oracle Prime Projects Cloud Service

The PTG Team is now specialized for resale of Oracle's Prime Projects Cloud Service and for the Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit. 

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October 6, 2017

PTG Opens Midwest Operations

PTG announces the opening of a new midwest office and operations center in South Milwaukee, WI.  Principal Consultant Michael Boyer will be the VP and Operations Manager for this location.  This office will serve 

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September 14, 2017

PTG Has Moved its Corporate Headquaters

PTG has relocated our main office to a newer facility in Franklin, MA.  This new location provides easy access to our valued customers and PTG team members as we are right off the Interstate highway and close to 2 MBTA commuter rail stations.

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