Program/Project Planning & Controls (PP&C)


The carpenter’s golden rule is “measure twice, cut once”.

That same rule applies to aligning, implementing, executing and managing programs and projects to understand every aspect before time and monies are overly extended, and programs, projects or products are launched.

Easier said than done, right?

We live in a realistic world where customer and ROI demands are pressing, but yet there always seems to be ample time and monies to rework rushed or poorly planned initiatives. Some studies have shown that US companies can save up to 40% in development costs with proper, methodical planning.

Plus, with all the challenging aspects of managing multiple programs and projects, with varying contract-types, while measuring their success and value, it’s no surprise that true success stories will be (and are) few and far between. That is, if the organization doesn’t CostAnalysis-166x110establish and employ effective, industry recognized and repeatable Program Planning & Control (PP&C) capabilities.

Quviant has aided clients in both the commercial and government contracting sectors, in nearly every industry from aerospace and defense to utilities and energy generation to pharmaceutical and life-sciences development and manufacturing. We apply recognized PP&C standards and practices, in the right amount — all of which impact multiple departments within the enterprise — from the office of CFO through marketing, pricing, contracting, sales, construction, logistics, PMO and operations.

So, is systematic planning ‘easier said than done’? We believe in the long run, yes.

If ‘Planning’ is King, then ‘Controls’ is Queen.

Since 1995, clients have benefited by partnering with Quviant by advancing their industry specific Program/Project Planning and Controls (PP&C) capabilities and enterprise effectiveness. We help clients to align and link all aspects of the enterprise with program execution and validation disciplines in areas such as:

  • Cost, schedule to risk management and change management
  • Decomposition and establishment of basis of estimate (BOE) to work scope
  • Work breakdown structures (WBS) to human capital and resource planning to culture-shift
  • Contracts to subcontract management to materials procurement
  • Supply chain to logistics
  • Engineering to quality assurance
  • Earned Value Management to the systems and process that capture and communicate execution performance – aka: Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)

Controlling Program & Project Chaos

Quviant’s mission aids clients in achieving optimal enterprise results by using tailored PP&C and EVMS honed practices that drive execution life cycles and enterprise profitability. We establish integrated sets of business processes, technical tools, program controls and communication mechanisms that create and support high-efficiency business units and integrated program/project/product teams (IPT).

PP&C Benefits Include:

Cost Estimating and Analysis

Assessing historical program cost data, as well as capturing current data is Cost&ScheduleXSmall-166x110 essential to any program or project to report current or project future state. We have the people, tools with recognized and repeatable processes and reports that are a critical for clear communication of forward leaning program information.

Our Cost and Financial analysts have expertise in DoD standards such as the Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) called the DI-MGMT-81466B formally the DI-MGMT-81466A for Contract Performance Report (CPR), and we have expertise with all cost engine and analysis tools.

Schedule Development, Support and Maintenance

Quviant schedulers are often referred to as a ‘sub-Program or Project Managers’. As they develop detailed schedules they learn the program nuances by discussing and capturing details provided by the subject matter experts, engineers and through other key inputs.

The discipline of developing, supporting and maintaining schedules requires engineering-like attention to detail, expertise with tools, expertise with PMI or DoD standards i.e. MIL-STD-881C for WBS development, Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) called the DI-MGMT-81466B formally the DI-MGMT-81650 (Integrated Master Schedule).

We have the people, tools with recognized and repeatable processes and the reports needed for proactive decision making.

We provide clients 5-Path Critical Path reports, 15, 30, 60, 90-Day Look-Aheads and other unique reports and data, and we have expertise with scheduling tools on the market.

Quviant’s PP&C with integral cross-functional areas of expertise include: