An important aspect of project planning and control is project reporting. After all, you need to know where you are and what’s left in order to stay on target and identify problem areas before they become too much of a problem. Planning as a function should be able to provide a number of meaningful metrics derived from the project’s database, which should help managers and project stakeholders understand performance of their project and expenses (providing the schedule data was adequate in the first place of course).
We’ve seen many different reports made by many different people and a reoccurring problem area is that reporting and updating takes too much time away from planning activities. Updates are rushed to meet report deadlines and the data collected and reported is often incorrect.
We prefer to spend all of our time planning and checking the integrity of the data, logic checking, questioning durations and ensuring that the feedback we provide to our clients is 100% correct. After all, the report is only as accurate as the schedule itself.
We spend minimum time collecting and inputting updates and zero time reporting by creating custom dynamic dashboard reports in Excel. As soon as project data and quality checks are completed they are updated automatically.
Some of the benefits of custom automated reports.
- Speed – They are updated instantly (by direct database connection or copy/paste)
- Accuracy – They are always as accurate as your data with no inputting errors
- Productive – Your planning team will no longer spend hours preparing the reports
- Customized – They contain the data and analysis you need to make key decisions
- Branded – We customize them to be consistent with your companies brand
- Dynamic – They can be made to be static or provide you with analytical control
- Printable – We setup so that it looks great on and off screen
We make dynamic dashboard reports as standard on every project we oversee and have made them for some of the largest Engineering and Oil & Gas companies in the world. We’ve got pretty good at this as you will see from the examples on our website.
We have made customised dashboard reports to analyse everything from project data to website analytic and stock market prices. The sky is the limit as to what can be done.
If you need additional control, no problem. If you want them to be adaptable for other projects, that’s easy. We are masters of utilising Excel’s many functions to provide productive reporting strategies that will allow planners to spend time getting the planning right, not punching in numbers.
We are currently working with one of the worlds largest Oil & Gas operators to develop a suite of reporting tools to help them report key metrics to key management staff. So get in touch and see how we can help you.
Project Planning Solutions
Who We Are
Project Planning Solutions is a Project Planning and Controls consultancy that specialize in Project Planning Services and Project Control for all project driven environments using industry standard software and project management methodologies. We provide project planning & control services for all industries and project types, no matter how big or small. We keep project on time and in budget.
Our aim is to bring the planning and control of industry giants to projects and companies of all sizes at costs that won’t break the bank.
Why Use Planning?
Planning and control of a project is a very important aspect that is often overlooked as many companies ignore the importance of spending time to correctly plan and estimate a project and monitor its execution. This will mean that your project budget gets overrun and profits you first forecast are eaten up by unforeseen, unrealised or unproductive work.
How We Can Help You?
We help by analysing your project and producing time line Gantt charts using industry standard software used by the largest engineering and construction companies in the world. They include all of your labour, non-labour, materials and cost. They can be at a high level or finely detailed work plans depending on the project and your requirements.
Your Place or Ours?
We can develop your project plan from site visits or telephone conference calls, at your office or ours.
Full or Part Time!
If you want us to monitor the project, we can provide a planner full or part time for your project or simply check in remotely at times that suit you. We provide schedule updates and reports that help you analyse key information and give you the ability to identify and act on potential delays before they occur.
Loads of Experience and all the Toys!
We use our own software and equipment meaning no expensive outgoings for you and all our planning is reviewed and approved by our team of expert planning professionals who have over 50 years of combined project planning experience within oil & gas, engineering and construction, working on some of the largest projects in the world.
Get in touch NOW and gain full control of your project.
- Planning & Scheduling Services
- Schedule Development
- Schedule management
- Cost Management
- Resource Management
- Risk Analysis
- Progress & Performance Analysis
- Reporting Systems
- Dynamic Dashboards
- S-Curves & Histogram Production
- Schedule Layouts
- Bespoke Reporting Systems
- Software Set-Up & Management
- Software & Database Setup
- Sharing, Communication & Infrastructure