A Brazilian project management case
Camargo Corrêa is a Brazilian construction company that began developing a site-planning project management system in 1993. This article profiles this development. Open Plan PM software (from Welcom Software Technology) was selected for--among other things--its ability to import the company's existing historical data and develop customized reports. A program was created to calculate estimated activity durations based on the productivity data from similar projects with weights applied at the activity and WBS levels. The company's planning methodology is based on quantity of work performed monthly, and custom, time-scaled reports were generated to show performance ratios and indexes. Among the benefits demonstrated within a year and a half of implementation were the standardization of work, better team development, and progress in the art of planning.