The term “project management” has a wide and varied meaning, depending on what role different people or organizations play. Whereas the term “project control” has a more definitive meaning around how the project manager controls deviations from the original project plan.
In project language, Project controls is the ability to gather data which is then used to analyze, predict, understand and influence the timing and costings of a project. The data and information is communicated in a format (usually software) that assists in the effective management and decision making process by the project team.
At RaptorPM, project management delivery is at the core of our business, and our primary goal is delivering solutions that meets the needs of our customers during every stage of the construction process.
We understand that your enterprise invests heavily in projects every year – investments that begin at the research phase, proceeding to investment in resources, in time and of course fiscal investment. These project investments are the engines of change driving your business towards your business vision, accomplishing your strategy. It is fundamental to business strategic success therefore – and financial success too – that these engines are finely tuned. Projects demand rigorous and stable project controls in place in order to run smoothly, on schedule and on budget. Every enterprise works hard to maximize their return on investment. RaptorPM has proven to be a key differentiator, elevating return on investment for enterprises everywhere that reap abundant benefits from an impressive array of project control features designed by industry professionals for industry professionals.
Raptor’s dynamic project management and project control platform provides a single powerful modular portal for all PM tasks and enhances project managers everywhere by assimilating detailed project data and equipping PMs with insightful tools and in-depth reports. In addition, Raptor’s robust solution automates key functions and processes to assist coordination of important tasks, giving more productive time back to the PM. Your organization can choose one or more of several modules from our suite of modules designed to hone in and focus on delivering cost benefit for up five major phases within the project control life-cycle.
Your organization requires the most cost effective solution geared for high performance. These days using spreadsheets and various disjointed unintegrated software to manage projects is just not efficient or effective; in fact, it tends to cost more money through wasted or duplicated effort, delays due to poor communication and no foresight of slippage along with constrained reporting across too many sources of data. Too many enterprises inadvertently sacrifice performance, efficiency and overall success by using tools that are just not up to the job.
Raptors Project Management platform sets you up for success with the comprehensive tracking of schedules, tasks, costs, resources and a diverse range of project variables. It can create Work Breakdown Structures and measure their delivery, with a specialized slippage view to run models and see revised timelines based on various scenarios that can be manipulated. The platform is broken down into standalone functions: Estimation, Risk Management, Quality and Safety, Scheduling Interface, Work Flow and Reporting.
Some of the benefits our many clients have been reporting are:
Scope management workflows processing complex requirements into logical work breakdown structures components assists businesses in realistic and pragmatic scheduling.
Configuring estimation processes according to your estimation model and adjust to user norms means more reliable estimates and less contingency budget being required.
Compiling and consolidating risk assessments and identifying phases of higher risk directs influences the validity of the schedule and improves communication.
Increase cross-functional communication within your organization by sharing relevant data with automated notifications and reminders as well as detailed reporting.
Projects have increased protection from schedule blowouts by syncing the estimation model with safety models and risk assessments.
Ability to track man-hours and schedule against a baseline, verify impacts of change against the scope or timeline, avoid duplicate work and be able to model resource requirements against the schedule.
Leverage your data assets to provide customized detailed reporting.
Raptors multi-arm project control platform is a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) offering, enabling you to save on infrastructure costs, data center rental costs and resource expenses to handle performance and monitoring, all the while maintaining full browser-based access to your data regardless of whether you are working at your office or at a client site.
With such a powerful project control system waiting to keep your projects directed to success, Raptor Project Control could be working for your project managers today to realize the value of your investment in projects from the short to the long term.