Forensic Schedule Analysis

FPM’s functionality is equally applicable for project schedule analysis, project risk management, and forensic schedule analysis (FSA). With a goal to simplify preparation of and defense against time-based project disputes for the engineering and construction industry, FPM chose to focus initial development toward FSA.

Depending on the scope, traditional FSA methods take weeks or even months and do not account for summarizing and reporting. This results in disjointed analysis where software limitations cause analysts to use hand-crafted techniques to identify and model co-longest and near-longest paths to each contractual milestone. Activity deviations are also segmented in isolation with no context to upstream causes and downstream effects.

f (pm) makes the forensic schedule analysis effort extremely manageable, providing accurate and timely results.

Save Time: Simplifying the process by returning the longest path of each activity.

FPM streamlines FSA and claim preparation by returning complete, ranked as-sequenced paths with pre-evaluated calculations, automatically organized into windows. The process is simplified by returning the longest path of each activity to all finish milestones for all project updates. FPM then ranks individual paths by critical impact against each milestone and pre-evaluates deviations within each analysis window. By isolating schedule reductions, impacts, and their effects on milestones, the analyst can see the full effect of influences on the schedule. This can help when determining causation and quantifying delay time.

f (pm) provides a single platform for the FSA process: users import XERs, the data is processed, and results are generated.

Tell the Story: Providing unprecedented scheduling context.

FPM provides a clear picture of the data date by displaying all of the driving starts where changes and variances are in context of the evaluated milestone. Driving starts that are either in-progress or waiting to start are where concurrent delays, disruptions, and pacing exist. Each of these are quantified along displayed preceding chained-events. Unprecedented scheduling context is provided as entire schedules are presented by individual, as-sequenced paths.

f (pm) streamlines the client interface, making for easy navigation and simpler CPM analysis while providing an in-depth view of forensic windows.

Compare Results: Producing a complete picture of all dynamic changes.

Results are compared to the as-planned snapshot, providing a complete picture of shifting concurrent paths of each analysis window. Analysts can now get an inside look at specific events and discrete changes, and variances between constructed snapshots and across updates.

Learn more about how FPM is used to prepare and defend delay claims.

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