Concept of Momentum Tracking

All we need to do is combine the two previous  innovations … and we have a new science with which the Contractor’s Project  Execution Team can self-manage: Momentum Tracking.

Application of Momentum Tracking

First we establish the three levels of MCPs and sprinkle them across the  Project Schedule.  Next, for each  Activity Path we calculate and report Performance Intensity against the  nearest MCP. By referring to the Performance Intensity  associated with a given Activity Path or Path Segment, the Contractor (or  subcontractor) can regulate its own performance effort in real time!

Those last three  words reflect a phenomenal distinction between Momentum Management and  conventional Project Time Management under Dominant Project Management.

  • Where the latter reports progress after-the-fact  … by statusing the schedule (monthly or even weekly) after the work has been  performed, Performance Intensity is an instantaneous, real time feedback that  allows the Project Execution Team to speed up or slow down on a momentary  basis.
  • Where the latter compares actual performance to  planned performance (looking backward), Performance Intensity values are  correlated to upcoming MCPs (looking forward).
  • Where the latter monitoring is performed by an  external watchdog (Project Controls), Performance Intensity is an automated  feedback loop that allows self-monitoring by the Project Execution Team.