f (pm) = Defend Claims
Depending on the scope, traditional analysis methods take weeks and months and do not account for summarizing and communicating results. Limitations of forensic scheduling methods tend to provide information that benefits the analyzing party. This can be a challenge because contractors and owners often disagree on methodology.
f (pm) allows users to quickly and accurately apportion concurrent delays and identify schedule mitigation to reduce claim settlement costs.
Overcome Debatability: Objectively identify all schedule impacts in context to milestones.
Since CPM software cannot make analysts aware of concurrent paths, analysts have been limited to using hand-crafted techniques to identify and model co-longest and near-longest paths to each contractual milestone. This allows debatability to become more evident as results do not clearly explain concurrency and schedule mitigation, which may complicate negotiations and require analysts to defend against the appearance of cognitive bias. Assumptions are not backed by forensic evidence and often require further explanation, undermining settlement efforts with the potential impact of misinterpreted results.
f (pm) identifies all schedule impacts and reductions in context to milestones.
Reveal Apportionment: Uncovering all concurrencies.
FPM provides defense against claimed impacts by revealing apportionment of concurrent events. Apportionment of each contractual milestone can be determined because all complete concurrent paths are provided.
Because FPM is windows-based and automated, clients can see all mitigations and changes, which traditional software couldn’t reveal. By identifying schedule reductions, impacts, and their effects on milestones in detail, one can now defend against contractor’s claimed impacts. As a result of comprehensive, logic-based analysis, FPM establishes granularity of each relationship and the overall duration between each driving activity and milestone, accurately associating every deviation and resulting impact.
f (pm) associates every deviation and resulting impact because the full forensic context of paths and granularity of each relationship is provided.
Compare As-Planned to As-Built: Revealing every delay and reduction for all update periods.
Clients can effortlessly defend against one-sided additive TIA strategies. In adopting the dynamic logic, observational method, FPM gives analysts the ability to compare the as-planned schedule to the as-built schedule of each analysis window. Analysis does not depend on biasedly selected impact events, as every impact is revealed through automatically generated backward and forward snapshots.
The backward and forward snapshots:
- reveal concurrent impacts for analyzing apportionment,
- expose all schedule changes against the as-planned of each period, and
- identify schedule reductions that increase float and mitigate or accelerate the schedule.
f (pm) differentiates schedule manipulation from dynamic CPM logic shifts.
Investigate and Categorize Impacts: Allowing analysts to easily investigate cause and quantum.
Concurrency, dynamic logic shifts, and competing drivers are now at the analyst’s fingertips to properly categorize schedule impacts. This allows analysts to easily investigate cause and quantum, ultimately reducing claim settlement costs.
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