Program Scheduling

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Project Management


New Assembly Plant Paint Shop Construction and Installation


Chrysler Corporation


    • Develop a condensed, reliable, executable and controllable installation plan
    • Establish advanced project summary and risk reports
    • Control costs in a centralized system
    • Provide for change control
    • Provide for a clear understanding of expectations for all team members
    • Provide for forecasting capability


Customer wanted to improve the current system of program management by obtaining better control of the project plan, execution, change control and invoice validation, while maintaining a clear understanding of all team members’ expectations. Design Systems provided the Program Management manpower and systems to achieve the customer’s goals.

“Bottom Line” Results

  • Detailed work plan in place four months before installation allowed contractors and partners to schedule shop fabrication, field crews and materials.
  • Schedule development used a process that required the installation strategy and plan to be thought out in detail.
  • Forecasts, invoices, progress reports, and summaries were available automatically on a regular basis.
  • Exception, deviation and change control mechanisms provided complete communications and risk lists for special consideration.
  • Project launched on-time and within budget with good results.