CPM Schedule Development and Status Updates

We have experience in helping our clients review and entirely redesign, fine-tune, or supplement their planning and scheduling approaches. Whether focused on global resource planning for an enterprise or strategic planning for one or more projects, our recommendations are grounded in the same principles. Our portfolio of earned-value and schedule management solutions encompasses an array of integrated capabilities designed to give our clients the full support they need to meet their project scheduling objectives.

Our experts collaborate with project teams to develop feasible, coordinated schedule update strategies. We also coach the team to help them develop the skills needed to sustain the update effort and facilitate future changes to the schedule. We work with clients on issues relevant to cost and resource management of the schedule, such as resource assignments, earned value, productivity strategies, the impact of trends and the management of government stakeholders.

We advise our clients on risk management solutions. As a result, our clients gain a clearer perspective of their most important schedule and cost risks and the related returns as well as of the structure of their program or project risks and how they can use our insights to improve strategic, financial, and operational decision-making.

Schedule Disputes: Third-Party Validation

We addresses schedule disputes at their inception. We understand how to manage initial project discord to secure interim construction productivity while seeking the final resolution of complicated specifications and contract issues in regards to scheduling. After an issue has been identified, we assist clients with schedule assessments and develop a strategic completion analysis to achieve goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our as-built schedule delay-causation analyses typically compare planned versus actual construction performance on a chronological and cumulative basis, measuring the impact of critical delays in the work on a project at various points in time. Through the use of qualitative and quantitative tools, such as data analyses and benchmarks, management interviews, field observations, and expert assessments, we pinpoint the project status and access the project gaps and improvement opportunities.

Project Restructuring and Schedule Mitigation

Successful projects are rooted in and guided by a strong business case. Unfortunately, in our experience, design and construction issues can quickly hijack projects, and decision makers can lose sight of long-term investment goals. Many owners lack the resources to manage contractors and, at the same time, protect their business objectives. We support owners planning building projects by developing project business cases aligned with their long-term strategic objectives, by ensuring rapid and effective decision-making through our proprietary shareholder management services and by performing key analyses to monitor the progress, resources, and risks associated with the project.

We represent owners, contractors, sponsors, lenders, equity investors, and other interested parties in restructuring construction projects where one or more of its major project participants becomes financially impaired. Our work ranges from acute crisis and liquidity management to large-scale restructuring and project transformation. We focus on holistic solutions, addressing operational, financial, and schedule disputes in time-critical and distressed program or project situations.

Facilitation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation Support

Our team supports clients facing false claim investigations, schedule delay disputes, and complex, high-stakes litigation. We support our corporate clients and their legal counsel with access to accountants, financial analysts, schedulers, corporate auditors, economists, and statisticians, of whom are grounded in deep industry experience. We advise clients on settling claims and help them find opportunities to retain value during contract closeout.

 

Related Practices

We work closely with owners and contractors to achieve higher life cycle returns for their large capital projects in less time and with greater predictability by moving from traditional cpm schedule management to an activity-focused project approach for end-to-end project delivery.

Business Technology

We help clients improve performance by designing portfolios—supported by resource reallocation, integrated strategies, and planning processes—that position them for success.