Project Management

Emerald Associates P6-QA Tool

When P6 users collaborating on a project come from diverse backgrounds with varying skill levels, ensuring business processes and schedules are built to your quality standards can be a real challenge. To ensure schedules are well developed and provide a dependable reflection of a workable project plan, expensive third party consultants are often hired to oversee or critique P6 schedules, particularly when a project gate is pending.

Furthermore, to ensure business process adherence within a department or business unit, senior schedulers and lead project controls team members spend significant amounts of their time auditing and reporting on quality standard adherence, often using expensive external systems that can become hard to keep up-to-date with real-time data. 

Solution

Emerald’s P6-QA tool removes the burden of manual schedule and business process analysis by automatically identifying deficiencies in Primavera P6 schedules based on scheduling best practices, industry standards such as the Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) 14-point assessment, and user introduced business process requirements. 

Analysis and feedback are available at all levels in Primavera P6 including:

  • Project

  • WBS

  • Activities

  • Resource Assignments

  • Expenses

  • Steps

Out-of-the-box validation examples include:

  • Missing logic

  • Lead/lag checks

  • Float checks

  • Duration checks

  • Missing resource/cost assignment  

In addition to out of-the-box scheduling quality validations, user driven monitoring can be added to improve business process adherence by project type, geographical region, organizational maturity, etc.

ROI

The P6-QA tool is unlike other third party Primavera schedule validation tools because it seamlessly integrates directly into Primavera P6 itself, allowing for the improvement of project management skills and scheduling quality in real-time.  The P6-QA tool can be run at a preset interval such as weekly or monthly, or on an as-needed frequency to maximize your P6 schedulers’ ability to self-critique and ensure effective quality control and ongoing user-driven improvements.

With the P6-QA tool, quality schedule creation and execution will improve your team’s speed and accuracy in delivering and updating P6 schedules and decrease your reliance on costly outside consultants to do schedule checks and reviews.

Emerald’s P6-QA tool is the most cost effective tool to empower your scheduling team, refine scheduling quality and improve business process adherence.

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Agile
Application Lifecycle Management
Budgeting and Forecasting
Change Management (Version Control)
Collaboration
Document Management
Enterprise Portfolio Management
Expense Tracking
File Sharing
Issue Tracking
Metrics Tracking
Process Management
Professional Services Automation
Program Management
Project Accounting
Project Management
Project Portfolio Management
Reporting
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Risk Management
Scheduling
Service Management
Time Keeping
Workflow Management
Workforce Management

Features

Action Item Tracking
Approval/Workflow Management
Archiving Processes
Archiving Templates
Assignment Tracking
Benefits Documentation and Tracking
Best Practices Management
Billing & Chargeback Tracking
Budgeting & Forecasting
Change/Version Management
Collaboration
Custom User Interface
Customizable Fields
Customizable Functionality
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export to MS Excel
Data Import/Export to MS Project
Document Management
Email Integration
Estimating
Executive Dashboarding
Expense Tracking
Fault Management
File Sharing
Gantt Charting
Issue Management
Knowledge Management
Legacy System Integration
Methodology/Process Management
Metrics Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Percent-Complete Tracking
Pert Charting
Portfolio Management
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Template Customization
Project Template Integration
Project Workflow
Quality Management
Records Management
Reporting (Financial)
Reporting (Progress)
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Risk Management
Scheduling
Software Development Kit
Task Management
Template Customization Support
Time Tracking
Total Cost Tracking
Workforce Management

Platforms

Linux/Unix
Mac
Open Source
Other
Software as a Service
Windows

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