January 3, 2014
"And" is a powerful word. When combining milestone-based short-interval planning (SIP) AND an appropriately detailed critical path method master (CPM) schedule, the benefits include increased efficiency and predictability.
DPR project teams across the country on projects such as the Facebook data center project in Forest City, NC, and the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business project in Tempe, AZ, have experienced the results that SIP delivers in tandem with a strategic CPM schedule.
Said DPR superintendent Tom Corey on the ASU project, “I wouldn’t want to do [a project] any other way. Once you commit to it, go through the learning curve, and use all the tools, it truly works.”
DPR superintendent Lance Wafler on the Facebook project said the following about using this strategy, “Everyone gets better, and soon the team is really cohesive and understands how to interact to formulate a good plan.”
Interested in how ourPlan, Last Planner System and pull planning factor in? Learn about that as well as proven results, three components for improvements, and hurdles and benefits in the latest issue of the DPR Review newsletter.