Acumen Suite - A Quality Plan Makes a Great Project
Create quality schedules and execute them with consistent success and minimal risk.
Automate the schedule submission process while adhering to your best practices.
Build a great schedule, identify and manage the risks and accelerate completion dates to meet critical deliveries.
PROJECT SCHEDULE ANALYSIS TOOLS
The Acumen tool suite takes project analysis beyond a simple checklist and resolves project shortcomings in minutes with Acumen Fuse.
For risk management and analytics, Acumen Risk eliminates the statistical and logical challenges of your typical risk models.
Acumen 360 supports completing your projects faster to meet customer and contractual driven requirements by evaluating schedule scenarios utilizing an interactive acceleration engine.
And Acumen Touchstone fully automates the schedule submission process while adhering to your company’s quality criteria, best practices and standards.
Take project analysis beyond simple checklists to pinpoint strengths and resolve project shortcomings in just minutes.
Meet demands for faster, cheaper project completion with an interactive acceleration engine that evaluates schedule scenarios.
Proactively Reduce Risk
Acumen features a host of simulation options for creating risk analytics that eliminate the statistical and logical challenges of typical risk models.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A SOUND SCHEDULE
Give your team more power to optimally plan projects and manage schedule risk based on realistic constraints and business goals.
Acumen Suite gives your team the tools you need to deliver projects successfully under the triple constraint of cost, time and scope.
• Solutions for informed project selection, realistic planning, reliable execution and consistent project success
• Improved schedule quality and an easy way to resolve schedule shortcomings
• A way to meet contractual and governmental requirements for planning quality
• Slice and dice project data for a clear visual into what isn’t working, as well as options for course correction
♦ INITIAL BASELINE, RISKS & ACCELERATION
- Import of the schedule detailing the initial baseline
- Apply risks to the original baselined schedule
- Optimise the risk-adjusted schedule for project delivery
♦ SCHEDULE QUALITY ANALYSIS
- Track schedule quality over time
- Identify specific causes of poor schedule quality
- Drill into metrics from the chart
♦ PROJECT QUALITY SCORING
- Easily identify metrics that are driving poor schedule quality
- Red, yellow and green indicators allow for management by exception
- Configure the scoring metrics based on your best practices
♦ AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
- Quickly pinpoint low-quality scheduling techniques
- Improve project schedule reasonableness
- Make informed decisions with data
With the advanced analytics of Acumen Fuse, project analysis goes beyond basic checks and lists to pinpoint and resolve project shortcomings in just minutes.
Metric options can be saved for duplicating, which standardises your process and gets everyone sharing project information in real time.
Acumen Risk allows you to analyse thousands of activities in seconds while accounting for scope uncertainty, work complexity, risk events, weather events and opportunities with its user friendly interface eliminating the statistical and logical complexities of building risk models against large project schedules.
Acumen 360 is an interactive engine allows you to quickly evaluate multiple scenarios in any area of a schedule.
You are able to see the impact of any change in process or deliverable.
This means you can generate reliable schedule scenarios, identify opportunities to accelerate a project and select the best path to completing it.
User-controlled inputs are also included to ensure that acceleration is possible and the completion deadline is realistic.
And when you Integrate 360 with your native scheduling tool, any newly created scenarios are exported and ready to use.
BENEFITS OF ACUMEN SOLUTIONS FOR PROJECT MANAGERS
♦ BUILT-IN CONFIDENCE
A sound schedule is the key to a successful project – and an exceptional project manager.
Consistently create the soundest schedules possible for confident, on-time, on-budget, and ultimately successful project completions.
Acumen Suite comes loaded with unmatched analytics to give you the power and flexibility you need to tackle any medium to large or multiple projects, while serving all the differing needs of your business.
♦ EMPOWERED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Acumen solutions drive projects while allowing you to improve program efficiency, project planning and resource management.
• Ensure schedule quality
• Increase project confidence
• Consistently achieve successful on-time completion
• Create true team consensus and buy-in
♦ ELIMINATE PROJECT CHAOS
Now you can understand the status and profitability of your projects and programs because you can analyze, manage and track them from start to finish.
Improve the planning, streamline for predictability and improve your processes to minimize risk.
♦ IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Real-time visibility into your projects allows you to make better decisions, which in turn makes for happy clients and customers.
Acumen lets you have the answers you need at your fingertips and reduces the need to say, “I’ll have to get back to you.”
Better planning allows for better pricing so can honour your client’s budget and save the firm from having to eat overruns.
♦ ROCK-SOLID SCHEDULES CAN BECOME THE NORM
Deltek Acumen Solutions guides on how you can diagnose and resolve schedule shortcomings with Deltek Acumen Fuse, accelerate time frames and recover delays with Deltek Acumen 360, and identify and reduce cost and schedule risk exposure with Deltek Acumen Risk.
PLAN - DIAGNOSE & RESOLVE POTENTIAL PROJECT PLAN SHORTCOMINGS
Acumen offers robust, scalable critical path planning and resource management for even the most complex projects.
Now you can quickly see how your good your plan is and analyze, manage and track it to a profitable completion.
• Increase insight and control
• Streamline project processes
• Increase collaboration and communication
• Improve resource management
ACCELERATE - ACCELERATE & ALIGN SCHEDULES WITH PROJECT GOALS
With, you can identify areas where acceleration is possible, helping you to meet faster project completion demands or recover slips and delays incurred during execution.
• Ensure that your project plan is the most efficient option
• Create an accelerated, realistic, version of the schedule that can actually be used
• Generate multiple options for potentially meeting a faster completion date
• Remedy any schedule delays to still finish on time
PREPARE - PROACTIVELY REDUCE RISK EXPOSURE FOR ACCURATE FORECASTS
Acumen gives Project Managers the ability to track, identify and prepare for potential risks – before they impact the project.
We have powerful simulation software that’s user-friendly and highly visual so you can quickly digest important data.
• Handle “what if” scenarios
• Identify project-halting issues before they emerge
• Know exactly how much cost overrun or days delay your project could incur
• Spend money solely on efforts that will generate the biggest return
FORECAST COMPLETION DATES WITH CONFIDENCE
Deltek Acumen arms your business with robust tools for project planning and management.
You will be able to develop and execute accurate schedules to confidently take on even the most complex projects.
• Over 300 schedule, cost, risk and performance checks to flag activities that need attention and make corrections with a single click
You can diagnose and resolve schedule shortcomings with Deltek Acumen Fuse, accelerate time frames and recover delays with Deltek Acumen 360, and reduce cost and schedule risk exposure with Deltek Acumen Risk and RiskBook.
Thanks to its advanced analytics, Deltek Acumen gives you the unique insight you need to improve project plans and execution, ultimately leading to competitive advantages in the marketplace.
• Build sound, realistic schedules
• Provide schedule, cost, risk, earned value and project performance analysis
• Score and critique schedule quality, pinpoint weaknesses, evaluate performance and gauge the impact of changes