From the initial planning to monitoring the progression, Direct Planning Project allows you to accurately manage all of your projects.
On each job initially scheduled, a resource and an estimated duration are stated.
Then, the Planning assistance automatically positions each job.
Monitoring project advancement
As project progresses, the following is stated for each job:
- a percentage of completion
- the performed duration.
- the duration of downtime, which is a period not devoted to the completion of the job.
In order to enter this project monitoring information in Direct Planning, you have two methods :
- Several workstations running Direct Planning are available to the participants in the project. They enter the progression data in real time or later, with a “Restricted rights” access, which only allows changing performed completion items.
- Project monitoring is performed in your information system (ERP, CAPM). If you follow our specifications, you can develop an interface which will allow automatic schedule update.
If you don’t want to monitor performed durations in Direct Planning, you can still declare the jobs as completed with a simple click.
In that case, completed jobs take a gray, characteristic appearance. A simple glance at the schedule lets you to perfectly measure the progress of each resource.
Further to the entry of progression, Direct Planning can also update the estimated planning. A remaining time is automatically updated, based upon (as desired):
- the observed, actual completion time.
- the estimated, theoretical time, if you consider that the already observed time is not representative.