We must never lose sight of our goal: to provide the Project Execution Team with as much good information as possible about what lies ahead. Our focus is always forward. “Look where you are going … and go where you are looking.”
Activity Dynamic Performance Data
All of the above technical clap-trap can be reduced to two separate perspectives that can be used to “vector in” and predict likely Momentum Hotspots … the basis for Dilemma Forecasting (see Volume 7)
- Vulnerability: Vulnerability speaks to the likelihood of an activity being delayed by upstream activities. The higher the Vulnerability Index the more likely the “hit” of a delay.
- Resiliency: Resiliency speaks to the ability of the activity to “bounce back” from the upstream “hit.” Resiliency takes into consideration Discrete Activity Float and Flow Rate pressures.
- Soft-Ground Advisories. We borrowed the title from the sign on the side of the road, “Soft Shoulders,” which alerts the driver that if they venture too far off the pavement, their vehicle may sink into the soil.
Likewise, thanks to Vulnerability and Resiliency, when we vector the two values across a project schedule, we can identify areas in the schedule where activities have the highest likelihood of experiencing upstream delay AND the lowest intrinsic ability to rebound from the “hit.” These Soft Ground areas warrant special, closer attention by Project Management.
There is obviously much more to Momentum Science than what we have described here, but it gives you an idea of what this volume will cover in full detail.