Barbecana has just released Schedule Inspector as a separate product from their Schedule Risk Analysis tool, Full Monte. This offers folks more choice by allowing customers to buy just Schedule Inspector with it’s capabilities or Full Monte with it all built into one product.
Both products are designed to work with Microsoft Project 2007 and above. For more details, you can read a previous review of Full Monte by clicking here.
Schedule Inspector fully supports the DCMA’s 14-point schedule assessment guide and also has some very useful additional tests including:
- Redundant relationships
- Out-of-sequence progress, etc.
- Connectivity index (ratio of relationships to tasks)
- Resources or relationships on summary tasks
You can customize many options including the ability to exclude tasks without baselines, completed tasks, milestones, summary tasks, LOE tasks and planning packages. Also, some tests also have user-definable parameters, while they all have user-definable goals (proportion of tasks which need to comply).
How To Get It
You can buy Schedule Inspector for $595 and Full Monte for $795 directly from Barbecana’s web site here.
Both products are available as a free 30-day trial so you can check them out in your own environment to see the value these tools deliver.
For those wanting to better understand what cost and schedule risk analysis is all about, then you may want to read a previous blog here called Schedule Risk Analysis: What Is It and Why Do It?