Aerospace & Defense: The PPM methodology helps you to construct and execute to schedules in a way that provides phenomenal visibility, control, and value. ProChain Enterprise ties the schedules to end users, from workers to senior managers, enabling true enterprise-wide program management.The Defense and Aerospace industries have a unique set of program management challenges. The programs are typically very large in scope and are under very stringent time and price controls – in many cases using a mandatory Earned Value management system. Many industries may find that increasing capacity to accomplish the project work is a viable option; in aerospace and defense this can be impossible. Even if the funds are available to hire more people, the skill sets required are very specialized; and when a security clearance is needed, lead times for additional help make increased capacity a strategic rather than a tactical option. For this reason, it’s a high priority for companies in these industries to use the resources they have as effectively as possible.
Better Visibility and Control
In many cases, programs are so large that any individual only sees and interacts with a small section of the program. Even with the hard work of trained schedulers, it can be impossible get a good, high-level picture. This limited visibility results in skewed opinions of actual project status. With unclear project status, the potential for poor resource and capital decisions or late responses to problems increases, resulting in millions of dollars in unnecessary costs. The PPM methodology helps you to construct and maintain schedules in a way that provides phenomenal visibility and control. ProChain Pipeline allows you to link tasks and subprojects, creating tiered schedules that give immediate visibility at all organizational levels. ProChain Enterprise ties the schedules to end users, from workers to senior managers, enabling true enterprise-wide program management.
Improved Resource Utilization
Improved decision-making and clear, credible, communicated priorities lead to increased the productivity throughout an organization. PPM implementations have led to productivity increases averaging 20%. Meanwhile, far from requiring more management time and support staff, PPM actually reduces by up to 90% the time program managers must spend tracking program status.