A good Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) has many dimensions. It plays a pivotal role in your earned value management system throughout the lifecycle of the project. It will be based upon your Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Its critical path and resource assignments will become your Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) and it will provide the status of your Earned Value Management System (EVMS) throughout the project lifecycle.
Therefore, getting the IMS right from the outset is absolutely critical. Even the most competent Microsoft Project schedulers are not typically aware of all the additional requirements that integration with an EVMS can place on their schedules and the configuration of the tool. Getting it right goes beyond just tactical use of custom fields and data mapping; it requires special considerations for the WBS, task dependencies, task types, use of constraints, earned value techniques, reporting structures and much more.
Ten Six will help your Microsoft Project schedulers build an IMS that will support your project team’s scheduling needs, support the EVMS, satisfy the ANSI 748 standards and your client requirements.
The key word in all this is integration. Our consultants know how to develop a truly integrated system that will allow you to walk an auditor through the system from IMS to Contract Performance Report (CPR) with consistent numbers throughout.
Call us today to learn more on how we can help you build an Integrated Master Schedule in Microsoft Project. We can help you integrate Microsoft Project as part of your Earned Value Management System, maintain solid control of your project using best practice and support compliance with your client.