Planning & Programming

Effective project planning plays an important role in ensuring project success. Careful project planning enables one to complete projects in a timely, quality assured and financially responsible manner. In order to achieve project success, one needs to ensure that a project is properly planned from the outset, realistic time frames are set, resources are assigned appropriately, quality is managed and that the project is regularly monitored to ensure that it is “on track”.

With an evident shortage of skills in this field, the project planning team at Kingsbourne can assist you with the conceptual planning and development of your programme, at tender stage, contract award, and during the project. In this regard, you will be provided with either part time support or full time support to produce, manage and maintain the programme in order to provide contractual compliance (and more). This can often be carried out remotely, but also include meetings as required to maintain the level of input needed to successfully manage all aspects of the programme.

The Kingsbourne planning team are familiar with, and have in their possession all the most recognised software packages, including CCS, Primavera, and Microsoft

Services include:

  • Setting up tender programmes in line with tender drawings, specification documents, method of construction and contractual requirements
  • Setting up a baseline schedule with accurate links driven by resources and taking into account the method statement for each project, and the conditions of contract
  • Updating programmes and reports
  • Claim Related Services: Forensic Planning

Baseline Review
The starting point for any claim of extension of time is having a sound baseline programme. From the outset, Kingsbourne will conduct a review of the baseline programme.

Forensic Schedule Analysis
Forensic schedule analysis is a retrospective –“backward looking” – schedule analysis.

Kingsbourne specialise in prospective and forensic (retrospective) schedule analysis by using the following industry-recognised schedule delay analysis methodologies:

  • As-Planned versus As-Built Analysis
  • Window Analysis (Contemporaneous Period Analysis)
  • Time Impact Analysis (Fragnet Analysis)
  • Impacted As-Planned Analysis
  • Collapsed As-Built Analysis (But-For Analysis)