Professional Project Management
Services (PPMS) helps clients complete
projects successfully around the world.
PPMS assists owners manage all types of projects. Over the years
we have developed experience in cement plants; power plants; highways
and toll roads; transit projects; utilities; levees and pump stations; and
some public buildings. We have helped owners manage projects from design through
Our basic philosophy is quite simple - we help clients solve problems.
We are there to assist clients over the long haul. Many of our
clients on board today have been clients for years and we've assisted them on
multiple projects over several years.
Project Planning: Our forte' has been project
planning from the outset. We can bring our experience in
developing a logical and efficient plan to your project no matter what
stage it is in. From concept to close-out every project needs a
plan. Be developing plans that are appropriate for the life cycle
stage and audience, the plan becomes the primary communications tool of
the project team. Developing a good project plan and schedule
takes training and experience.
Troubled Projects: Many times we are called when the
project is well underway but the owner has become concerned that a key
milestone date may be missed. We can conduct a critical review of
the status of the project, the work remaining, and the issues and
performance levels to date. Using that information we can work
with the contractor and owner to develop a detailed path forward and
then conduct regular reviews to determine if that plan is being
followed. Using these techniques we have had great success in helping refocus the
project team on the key areas of the project and avoid missing critical
deadlines. This service can save time, money, and more importantly relationships.
Claims: While we prefer to help people deliver
their projects on time and without problems but we do provide assistance to legal counsel
to determine what went wrong so that a fair and equitable settlement
between the parties can be reached. We specialize in development
of delay or time impact analysis using CPM schedules and the review of
project management practices and procedures followed throughout the life
of the project.
(5/28/2010) Ft Bend County Flood Management
Association: PPMS will be one of the
sponsors for the 1st symposium in and for organizations responsible for
levees and flood plains in Ft Bend County. The symposium on
6/4/2010 at the Fluor Auditorium will have nationally recognized
speakers. PPMS actively assists with the management of various
floor protection projects throughout the County for several Levee
Districts. The symposium has attracted a lot of interest and all
available seats were sold-out within a week.
(5/20/2010): Grand Parkway -
Segment "D" to Proceed: The Fort Bend County
will proceed with the design and construction of Segment "D" of the
Grand Parkway from US-59 to I-10 beginning immediately. PPMS will
lead the management efforts for the design and construction of the
approximately 14 mile, $150 million dollar program consisting of 11
design and construction project and additional ancillary contracts.
Call Mike Stone at
281 / 343-0712
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IT'S WHAT WE DO!
(5/01/2010): Phoenix CPM
Recently we began testing all of the available CPM
scheduling software available on the market. Our goal was to find
a program that could provide classic CPM scheduling using the classic
calculations based upon longest path AND produce a good looking Time
Scaled Logic Diagram of the network. After testing more than 10
different packages we've settled on Phoenix. We will continue to
use Microsoft Project, Primavera 3.1, Primavera P6, NetPoint, or Opens
Plan when applicable or a client desires one of those platforms.
But we believe Phoenix will soon become the scheduling software for the
construction industry. Phoenix has the right
balance between features, ease of use, simple file structure (no need
for a database), cost point, and a certain familiar look and feel.
Check them out at
BREAKING NEWS (5/10/2010):
Construction CPM Conference:
For many of us who have a lifetime of project management experience in
the construction industry, going to the usual "project management"
conferences has lost its appeal because now everyone is a
project manager. A few of us have decided to solve that
problem by helping host and promote a conference specifically dedicated
to construction scheduling. The first annual Construction CPM conference
will be held in Orland January 2011 - check it out at