MAP ®  Output
(management documents)

 

 

 

How can we build a model of the human process of project management?

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAP®'s P.E.R.T. network becomes
THE project manager.

1. PERT Chart

An architect or engineer will develop a rendering and build a model of an important project. This is done so that the project may be viewed from many different perspectives. Potential problems and design incompatibilities are visible in the modeling process before resources are committed and spent. Modern computer aided design has made this modeling process efficient.

How, though, can we build a model of the human process of project management? The answer - a network-based management system. MAP® Planning Process uses five "perspectives" to view the project data gathered from its unique information gathering process. These five "perspectives" are:

The P.E.R.T. (Project Evaluation & Review Technique) network display of information becomes the project manager. It displays the logic and design of the project and the interdependencies of the tasks. It becomes a powerful part of the contract documentation.

C.P.M. GANTT networks have been a powerful tool in

construction for years.

#2. C.P.M. GANTT NETWORK:

The C.P.M. (Critical Path Method) GANTT networks show a task's relativity to time.

GANTT charts are primarily used for scheduling resources.

The Resource Histogram leads to
"Resource Leveling"

and

"Optimal Concurrence"

of events - both vital to well managed projects.

#3. RESOURCE HISTOGRAM:

The Resource Histogram graphically displays the use of resources relative to their availability. A very powerful scheduling tool, this display assists in the process of scheduling optimal concurrence of activities, one of the most important aspects in managing fast-track projects and efficient use of resources.

 

Cash Flow Tables from P.E.R.T. networks are essential for project budgeting.

#4. CASH FLOW TABLE:

The Cash Flow Table, when extracted from P.E.R.T. network information, is the most valuable tool for realistic project budgeting. It becomes a checks and balances system for traditional contract estimating procedures.

 

The Project Table is where all of the project's statistics can be found and/or placed.

Savings of 15-25% are common.

#5. PROJECT TABLE:

The Project Table (much too large to include here) is a table of information specific to each task. With this tool, one can analyze each task as to resource use, costs, timing, etc. It is where all of the project's statistics can be found and/or input.

These five views of the management plan solves problems before they occurr and accidents before they happen.
"If-Then" scenarios can be run for further analysis and/or contingency planning. Savings of 15-25% are common if PERT planning & management technology is applied.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Quality information is necessary for good project management.

 

 

The "Dynamic of the Outsider" is a first step in obtaining quality information.

Modern project management has as its main component the creation and delivery of quality information to the right people at the right time in a form they can understand. We know what that information should be, how to get it, where to keep it, and how to deliver it.

The Pacific Planning Institute uses a powerful modern technology designed especially for the requirements of project managers. We customize to match any conditions. It generates clear, concise, and understandable professional reports. The combination of this Planning Process with the Project Management information system is a choice rarely matched by project planning and management professionals.

Quality information is the foundation for good management.

The Pacific Planning Institute's Planning and Management System sets very high standards for information quality.