FPM is a manageable analytical solution that automates preparation and provides accurate, timely results.
- Schedules are presented in their most natural context.
- CPM schedules are reconstructed by the longest path of each activity to each milestone across all updates.
- As-is project schedule updates are used to expose and quantify changing critical paths between data dates.
f (pm) provides a central forensic schedule analysis platform where users import XERs, the data is processed, and results are generated.
Identify Logic-based Deviations: Isolating schedule reductions, delays, and their effects on milestones.
Traditional software provides disjointed analysis where activity deviations are provided in isolation with no context to upstream causes and downstream effects. FPM streamlines forensic schedule analysis and claim preparation by returning complete, ranked as-sequenced paths with pre-evaluated calculations, automatically organized into windows. It ranks longest paths (defined as: continuous chains between sets of distinct activities and milestones having the lowest relationship free float) above critical paths because of their unique value. This establishes granularity of each relationship and the overall duration between each driving activity and milestone, accurately associating every deviation and resulting impact.
All deviations are quantified, including progress deviations and schedule changes. Pre-evaluations provide discrete, quantified effects of delays and schedule reductions, differentiating between the two. 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) uses proprietary algorithms to seamlessly reconstruct XER data into as-sequenced information.
Tell the Story of a Milestone: Exposing incremental deviations through the life of a project.
Pre-calculated effects on milestones are discretely segregated between wait, performance, original duration, calendars, and logic, allowing analysis to be completed within a fraction of the time.
Navigation is seamless between backward and forward snapshots at both the activity and path levels. The backward snapshot differentiates performance delays from start delays and logic changes that occured during an analysis window. It provides as-built information during the window’s duration, including: activities that were added, deleted, completed, started, and/or delayed. FPM exposes incremental deviations against the as-planned schedule of each update period. This is especially important for investigating dynamic changes to critical paths through the life of a job, as windows analysis allows forensic analysts to tell the story for each chapter of a milestone.
f (pm) structures Gantt charts by analysis windows, providing ranked paths and logic-based indicators, changes, and deviations.
Build a Proactive Strategy: Allowing analysts to use different methods collaboratively.
FPM’s flexibility offers an opportunity to combine methods, allowing analysts to use different methods collaboratively instead of competitively. When preparing claims, negotiations move forward and resources can be allocated toward project execution. Consultants can now invest those time savings toward building a proactive strategy with project teams.
f (pm) manages forensic notes and allows for centralized collaboration while generating final reports.