The Acumen Fuse Maturity Framework has five levels, S1-S5, that is used to identify schedule maturity. The stages flow so that each level leads to an increasing, higher quality and achievable project plan.
By following the Acumen Fuse Maturity Framework, projects can establish validated schedules that have accounted for risk, have been mitigated and optimized to achieve a target and satisfy the stakeholders and project team.
Let’s take a closer look at the five-stages of Acumen Fuse’s Maturity Framework:
S1 The Base: The original critical path method schedule which is unknown in quality and realism is imported into an Acumen workbook. In S1 the unvalidated schedule is reviewed and changes can be made to details or scenario copies of the schedule.
S2 Critiqued: The schedule is reviewed using Acumen Fuse Metrics. Areas that need improvement are identified. Schedule changes are made in the original schedule software or directly in Acumen S1.
S3 Risk-Adjusted: Uncertainty of duration and cost estimates are considered. Risk events both opportunities and threats are identified. Risks are listed in a risk register and mitigation of risk events is considered.
S4 Optimized: Optimization scripts are written and opportunities are investigated using Acumen Fuse 360 tools. The outcome from this stage is a fully optimized schedule whose final layout has full support from the project technical expert.
S5 Team Aligned: At this final stage, you can present your health-certified, risk-adjusted and optimized schedule to team members and stakeholders, knowing they will have increased confidence in achieving the schedule duration and cost target.
Reports and Spreadsheets can be produced at all stages of the Acumen Fuse Maturity Framework from S1-S5.
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