American Electric Power (AEP) - Supporting Project Management Maturity with the Deltek Acumen Suite
American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. The Project Controls & Construction group at AEP supports company-wide generation related projects of all sizes, ranging from $10 million to $1 billion or greater. After using several disparate systems to manage these projects, the group was struggling to easily obtain project information and sought out a solution to consolidate their data and improve the quality of their schedules.
Because Project Controls & Construction (PC&C) team typically work with many different subcontractors, they were having a hard time checking the health of their fully integrated schedules on a regular basis.
AEP investigated available tools that could help them consolidate data and improve overall scheduling process – ultimately deciding to implement Deltek Acumen Fuse.
The AEP team plans to expand their capabilities by implementing Acumen Risk (another component of the Acumen suite), as well as integrating data from Acumen Fuse with their EVMS System currently in development. Finally, the Project Controls & Construction group plans to educate internal and external
groups on their new processes and the benefits gained by incorporating Acumen Fuse into their project management toolset.