How Reliable Are Your Microsoft Project® Schedules?
Creating and maintaining effective project schedules is no easy task. Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling tools, like Microsoft Project®, provide the sophistication and flexibility to build schedules which best satisfy your project management environment. However, with this sophistication comes increased risk that some minor detail might be overlooked which eventually causes significant impact to your company’s projects.
Why wait for a significant failure to identify some schedule quality issue that may impact your projects? The Schedule Integrity Analyzer (SIA) for Microsoft Project will quickly scan a project schedule and identify issues like:
Consistency with general accepted cross-industry schedule management practices
Microsoft Project idiosyncrasies to avoid
Structural integrity issues
Inappropriate use of resources
Baseline integrity problems
Performance control maintenance issues
The SIA is a companion application for Microsoft Project® (2002, 2003, 2007, and 2010 Standard or Professional). It uses a variable-weighted, threshold-based scoring engine to summarize the results of thirty-two schedule quality tests into Overall Integrity Rating.