How Chicago Public School System Manages Projects with Primavera P6
As the third-largest school system in the country, the Chicago Public School System tends to have plenty of irons in the fire. When it first implemented Primavera P6 into its construction management process, it was managing 1,000 remote workers across 175 active capital projects worth approximately $1.4 billion. Despite these large numbers, however, it had out-dated tools in place to effectively monitor and control many of these initiatives.
The Chicago Public School System knew it needed a solution, so it reached out to the Catalyst team for help. We were able to help the school system effectively design and implement Primavera P6 into its process as well as training its team on how to use the platform most effectively.
How the Chicago Public Schools System Uses Primavera P6
No stranger to Oracle software, the Chicago Public School System was excited to make the switch to Primavera P6. It upgraded to Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio. This helped them to standardize on a single system and streamline their processes while increasing project control and staff efficiency.
The school system has also been able to use Primavera P6 as an activities tool to prioritize actions based on flow time. This very forward-thinking management model is only made possible through effective use of construction management software. The school system has also been in the process of moving its entire operation to tablets. This mobile functionality is built in to Primavera P6 and it has been able to implement it since day one.
What Benefits the Chicago Public School System Has Seen From Primavera P6
Since switching to Primavera P6, the Chicago Public School System has seen several benefits, including:
- Complete visibility into all activities and project plans.
- Ability to do deep-dives into project schedules to learn more about how it can manage its contractors more effectively.
- Primavera P6’s analytics tool allows much more visibility into the school system’s results than it has had before, including the ability to generate ad hoc reports at a moment’s notice.
- Real-time availability of data helps project teams recognize problems instantly rather than waiting until they may become an issue and delay project completion.
Thanks to Primavera P6, the Chicago Public School System can finally budget, plan all of their projects, forecast their timelines, and allocate all of their resources more effectively.
Chicago Public Schools’ Director of Capital Renovation and New Construction Talks Primavera P6
Don’t take our word for it. Hear from Cory Davis, the Director of Capital Renovation and New Construction for Chicago Public Schools to learn more about his use of Primavera P6 software.
If you’re interested in leveraging Primavera P6 into your construction management but you don’t know where to start, just contact Catalyst! Not only can our team help you implement Primavera P6, but we can give you and your team complete system design services plus full training on the platform. To talk to one of our representatives, contact us here!