Services & Expertise
Tailored Solutions. Exceptional Results.
THE RIGHT SERVICE AND SOLUTIONS FOR PROGRAM SUCCESS!
PLANNING & SCHEDULING
Our Consultants possess the essential skills and solutions to Establish and Manage Comprehensive Plans & Schedules, from developing Winning Responses to Proposal, Establishing a Performance Measurement Baseline, Re-plans through Contract Closure. We have advanced experience with common industry tool-sets such as MSP, OPP, Primavera, and can easily adapt to home-grown applications.
We establish sound planning techniques early, so risks can be reduced while increasing the probability of executing to, or ahead of plan. Our robust project structures become building blocks to comprehensive plans that provide management, the customer, and project stakeholders a high confidence that the contractual scope has been captured. This sets the stage for analyzing progress, assessing forecasts, and ultimately capture actuals for parametrics.
By Thoroughly Analyzing the Statement of Work and Organizational Requirements, we coordinate with all stakeholders to merge the technical scope, cost, schedule and performance parameters into a Low Risk, Executable Baseline Plan. We develop the appropriate hierarchy of visibility from IMP to Tiered IMS, allowing stakeholders at all levels a means to validate progress towards contractual obligations.
Expertise and Solutions during All Phases of a Project
Production & Sustainment
Solutions for Executing to Plan!
Baseline (IBR) Prep
Estimate at Complete (EACs)
Change Management & Documentation
We provide the essential capabilities to analyze and interpret data in order to Predict and Constructively Influence Management Decision Making to Prevent Negative Impacts to the time and cost outcomes of a project or program. From ensuring an Executable Plan is in place for a succussful Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), to Recovering from Deviations and Documenting Change, we provide Solutions for Executing to Plan!
The Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) provides a benchmark by which stakeholders can assess the project’s performance to plan, though keeping it in control requires the use of predictive indicators to drive out threats, and capitalize opportunities.
Change is inevitable in any project or program, which emphasizes the need for Advanced Forecasting Methods, What-If Analysis, proper Communication and Documentation to maintain Budget and Profit Targets. Whether it’s an Over Targeted Schedule or Baseline, Internal or External Change Requests, we can make what can be a chaotic process systematically sane.
ClearPlan provides the essential solutions to Establish a Baseline, Execute and Track to Plan, Manage Change, and Conduct Advance Analysis & Reporting for Resource and Financial Planning to minimize impacts and MAXIMIZE OPPORTUNITIES!
As a leader in Program Management Consulting, ClearPlan provides the support required when managing large, complex projects requiring visibility and control over dynamic project plans, cost estimates, risks and opportunities, at Project, Portfolio, and PMO levels.
As organizations grow and become more complex, advancements in project, program, and portfolio management methodologies may not necessarily mature at the same rate. Expertise may not be available for surge in work, or are constrained due to the lack of resource at a given location.
ClearPlan specializes in assisting organizations by improving their processes in project, program and/or portfolio management by assessing the environment, and providing the necessary leadership to enable projects and programs to accelerate their implementation of organizational strategy to quickly achieve business results.
Our Consulting Services Begin By:
Determining Needs vs. Gaps in Expertise & Capacity
We Provide Near Term Action Plans, and Support Internal Transitions
Assist as little or as long as necessary to Instill the Right Level of Capability!
Tactical to Enterprise Service and Solutions!
We provide the knowledge, tools and techniques to meet project requirements in support of the organization’s goals & objectives, and in context to the strategic plan. Alignment is critical, and we can manage projects from the lowest inchstone.
We provide the expertise to manage interdependencies across related projects such as resource constraint/conflicts. Aligning organization and strategic direction to projects or programs, while managing change across projects.
We provide centralized coordination and management of multiple projects and programs across diverse portfolios. Our goal is to deliver on an organization’s strategic objective for integrating and optimizing cost, schedule and resources.
Implementation and Compliance can be a Challenge, ClearPlan can make it SIMPLE!
Architecture & Documentation
EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT
ClearPlan is a recognized industry expert in EVMS, supporting the largest, most complex federal programs, and offers a full range of EVMS consulting services. Our team of experts bring a balanced mix of real program experience and diverse tool expertise to provide our clients with customized, compliant, efficient solutions.
EVM is a PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TOOL which integrates the Technical Work Scope, Schedule and associated Costs, translating into a Budget Baseline. It goes beyond the traditional methods of tracking cost against a time-phased budget by comparing Objective Performance Measurements to Assess Progress to Plan, and allows for Advanced Forecasting.
DFARS Clause requires EVMS COMPLIANCE on DOD cost or incentive contracts >$20M using NDIA’s EIA-748 Guidelines, with routine surveillance typically on contracts >$100M.
ClearPlan provides advanced Gap Analysis Capabilities to Normalize and Rationalize Project Data via EVAS Solutions. We Design, Build, Implement, and/or Maintain a Compliant, Validated System, or can provide “Light” EVMS capabilities, using modified EIA guidelines for smaller DOD or commercial projects who desire similar Industry Best Practices in a more cost efficient manner.
TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
ClearPlan has Diverse Expertise with various Commercial Standard Tools, Systems, and Solutions, and engage with organizations who also desire custom interfaces. We not only support the design, configuration, and implementation of common industry solutions, but tailor applications with training.
Designing the Right Architecture is based on specific needs and understanding the organization’s mission, vision and processes, along with customer requirements, the project & portfolio size, complexity, and known risks.
We build and deploy Cost Effective Solutions by utilizing Commercial Off-the-Shelf Solutions, where applicable, such as Deltek, Oracle, and Microsoft tool-sets, while ensuring the infrastructure can be easily supported by your team. We use Cloud Technologies to centralize infrastructures for seamless access by all stakeholders.
We’ll Design, Customize, and Implement, while Training your Team, and develop a plan to ensure that our solutions can be maintained by your staff! We’re not only available on-site, but can support virtually to ensure the proposed solutions are successfully executed and maintained in the most efficient manner.
Advanced Tools & Technologies for Managing Projects
Dashboards & Reporting
Advanced Data Analytics
Tool Automation & Integration
Enhanced Decision Making
We provide the knowledge for Teams to Excel!
Customized to Organization’s Specifics
Basic to Advanced Planning, Scheduling, EVMS & Analysis
2-Day EVMS Boot-Camp
EVMS using AGILE
Microsoft Project Tools & Techniques
On The Job Training (OJT)
Hands On Tools & System Demo
Integrated Baseline Review Preparation
Complex Replan Walkthroughs (OTB/OTS)
Mock Interviews & CAM Compliance Prep
Customized for your Organization, from Formal Classroom to On-The-Job Training.
An Organization’s ability to retain and win new customers can be limited by it’s resource capability to execute projects in increasingly complex environments. Limiting factor in a team’s knowledge, especially those with Compliance Requirements, can cause delays due to rework or oversight.
ClearPlan has the the real-world skills to pass to your team, from method for developing a robust plan, analyzing data to translate into meaningful action, to refining processes for increased efficiencies. We not only provide the fundamentals, but also transfer advanced techniques to reduce risks for when project’s become more complex.
Our offerings extend from one-on-one shadowing to team classroom training in preparation for milestone events such as Proposal Preperation, IBRs, Compliance, and/or Surveillance.