Program Scheduling

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PROJECT

New Assembly Plant Paint Shop Construction and Installation

CUSTOMER

Chrysler Corporation

Objectives

    • 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

Description

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.