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.