Technology Partners: Acumen

Dan Patterson from Acumen talks about integration with Asta Powerproject

Based in Austin, Texas, Acumen is a privately held U.S. company, founded and run by strong leadership with a long legacy in the project management community. The company was born from the acknowledged need for improved project performance, insight, and vision, through analytics with respect to both timeline and bottom line.

As a project management solutions company, Acumen provides insight into project challenges and uses analytics to effectively overcome them, as well as aligning successful performance with corporate vision.

Acumen Fuse® is a metric analysis and visualization platform that assesses quality of schedules, accuracy of cost forecasts, realism of risk models, earned value and project performance.  Acumen Fuse is a complementary application to the schedule, cost, risk, and earned value tools in Asta Powerproject that can

  • help you build sound, realistically do-able schedules without manual critique;
  • provide you with metric analysis, a clear visual and comparison context of your schedule quality, cost-forecast accuracy, risk-model realism, earned value and project performance
  • give you a repeatable way to score and critique schedule quality, pinpoint weaknesses, evaluate performance during execution and gauge the impact of changes.

It’s all about better planning the work, and better working the plan.

Fuse offers all project stake holders- from contractors to owners- an immediate and vivid view of where a plan isn’t working, as well as options for course-correction moving forward.

Acumen Fuse offers hundreds of metrics – from Acumen-specific ones to industry standards – that span schedule, cost, risk, earned value and performance, for a comprehensive assessment of project quality.

Project Slice & Dice – Fuse offers a revolutionary way of grouping activities into ribbons of data based upon a common characteristic, such as contractor or location. The data can come from multiple sources, and the analysis can include select activity groups or the project as a whole.

Project Compliance – Fuse offers many metrics that are actual government standards, including metric libraries for DCMA’s 14-Point Assessment and the GAO’s Scheduling Best Practices.

Project Comparison – With Fuse, examine any activity attribute, and show variances between two or more schedules, cost estimates or risk models, so you can track changes and progress across project updates and drill down to the root causes of delays.

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