A better way to manage project performance

A better way to manage project performance

When Norwood realised it was time to change their scheduling software they chose Powerproject.

With Norwood’s old program no longer supported and growing more obsolete by the day, the Norwood team knew they needed to make a switch. But, they also had hundreds of project schedules built in the old system that had to be accessible. And, with most of their project managers only scheduling occasionally, they needed a system that would be easy to learn and use, scalable, and customizable to their processes.

A year-long search and vigorous testing proved Powerproject to be the right fit for Norwood’s next chapter. The company began rollout in late 2015, with full implementation expected in 2016.

Norwood’s new construction project scheduling system needed to adhere to best practices and principles of Construction Project Management (CPM) functionality, and the critical features for the new tool included the ability to build a logical schedule with a good audit trail, and the capability to import from Suretrak so they wouldn’t loose their old schedule data. The company also wanted to be able to customize the system and an easy way to produce graphic-rich reports.

Sharable, concurrent licenses would also allow Norwood to affordably scale as the company grows. And, it makes it cost effective to allow part-time and occasional schedulers to have access to Powerproject.

Norwood was assisted to set up the system and create templates that will allow the project schedulers to work even more quickly while more easily following the company’s preferred processes. Menus and views were customized for standard, owner, and print reporting needs.

Norwood is also experimenting with Powerproject’s BIM module to be able to visually show clients where they will be in a build at key benchmarks.

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