SSI Schedule Excellence

Score a project against best practices found in the Planning & Scheduling Excellence, GAO Schedule Assessment Guide to Best Practices for Project Schedules and the Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) 14 Point Assessment. Make your own quality and integrity checklists to score a project against company standards.

Overview

SSI Tools can help you perform self-assessments of your project to identify potential problems and identify actions you can take to improve your schedule. If your project is subject to GAO or DCMA audits or if you submit Integrated Program Management Reports (IPMRs), SSI Tools will help ensure compliance and acceptance of your data.

SSI’s Audit Builder and batch reporting tool allows you to record quality and audit criteria.  Use the Audit Builder to test a project for invalid entries or missing requirements such as accounting codes, program references, unintended duplication or any other contract or internal requirement.

Overview

SSI Tools can help you perform self-assessments of your project to identify potential problems and identify actions you can take to improve your schedule. If your project is subject to GAO or DCMA audits or if you submit Integrated Program Management Reports (IPMRs), SSI Tools will help ensure compliance and acceptance of your data.

SSI’s Audit Builder and batch reporting tool allows you to record quality and audit criteria.  Use the Audit Builder to test a project for invalid entries or missing requirements such as accounting codes, program references, unintended duplication or any other contract or internal requirement.

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Use built-in audits to test your schedule against best practices found in the Planning & Scheduling Excellence, GAO Schedule Assessment Guide and the Defense Contract Management Agency

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Build, save, and run your own schedule audits and integrity checklists to score your project against company standards.

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Run a batch of different audits all at the same time. Identify and filter problem tasks. Save the same batch of audits to run again at a later time.

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Generate a DCMA 14 point assement that contains links to all items that could potentially contain problems

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Show All Tasks Button

Click this button to clear all sorting, filters, and groups and expand all levels of the Work Breakdown Structure.

Post Task Status

Ensure valid status of tasks with SSI’s Post Task Status form.  Invalid dates (projected dates before or actual dates after the current project status date) are shown in yellow to remind you to address their status. 

Change remaining resource assignment values while keeping dates as they are.  No need to constantly change task type from Fixed Duration/Work/Units while estimating remaining resource values for in-progress tasks.

Adjust Task End Date

Pick a date from a simple calendar pop-up and have SSI Tools calculate how much to increase or decrease a task’s duration to reach that date – without adding date constraints.

Open Watchlist Tools

The SSI Watchlist is useful for tracking variances on key items in one section of a schedule as you are working in another section of a schedule. Each time you make a change in the schedule that has the potential to cause a variance to the key milestones, you can click Check for Variances to see if any of your changes has caused a schedule variance relative to the dates you are tracking.

Cobra & MPM Bridge Tools

SSI Tools includes two "bridge" tools to generate import files (transaction files) for schedule integration with Deltek MPM™ or Deltek Cobra™ - two popular Earned Value Management tools.
SSI’s EVM bridge tools solve the problem of “fiscal period” reporting by letting you define your own reporting calendar rather than using standard calendar weeks or months.

Cobra & MPM Bridge Tools

SSI Tools includes two "bridge" tools to generate import files (transaction files) for schedule integration with Deltek MPM™ or Deltek Cobra™ - two popular Earned Value Management tools.
SSI’s EVM bridge tools solve the problem of “fiscal period” reporting by letting you define your own reporting calendar rather than using standard calendar weeks or months.

Open Example Project

SSI Tools is packaged with an example project that you can use as a playground to try out and learn all of your SSI Tools.

SSI Tools Help

Gain access to SSI's knowledge base. Here you will find detailed information on each tool, and exactly how to use them.

Check for Updates

Check to make sure you are always on the latest version of SSI Tools by checking for updates. Set update preferences, and be notified of new updates automatically.