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InEight Basis Overview

Category - Project Planning and Scheduling

Designed to complement existing critical path method (CPM) scheduling tools, InEight Basis uses Artificial Intelligence to assist and guide planners through the process of building a project plan. The software can capture insights and learnings from prior projects and use the stored knowledge to make informed suggestions during the planning process. InEight Basis also allows project team members to give their expert opinion through a very simple-to-use scorecard.

With InEight Basis, planners can spend up to 40 percent less time building plans and reduce the amount of time used in gathering team member feedback by up to 75 percent. The tool provides a balanced combination of Artificial and Human Intelligence to deliver a plan calibrated by historical knowledge, productivity rates and standards, and validated by experts in the field.

 

Common
Challenges

Foreman at a Contractor

My CPM schedule doesn’t consider the current state of the construction project. I need an integrated short-term plan that considers how we execute work on the job.

Lead Planner at a Contractor

I feel like I’m starting from scratch on every new plan. There must be a way to leverage history, existing standards and benchmarking.

Lead Planner at a Contractor

Other planners and domain experts have a tremendous amount of value they can add to the plan, but I have no easy way of capturing and incorporating their input.

Lead Planner at a Contractor

Is my plan achievable? I’d really like a more systematic way of measuring the likelihood of my plan’s success.

PLAN SMARTER, NOT HARDER

Leverage AI-based planning to review an existing plan or to build a new plan from scratch. Throughout the planning process, InEight Basis continually provides suggestions for durations, costs and common risks based on the scope of your project. Waypoint markers visually indicate how aligned your plan is with relevant details from a Knowledge Library that contains historical information on your projects. In addition, a checklist provides a quick and easy means of seeing which line items are in/out of alignment.

CAPTURE YOUR TEAM’S EXPERT OPINION

Capture feedback on your plan from experts in the field through a simple markup process. The team provides their feedback in a simple scorecard view and by interacting with the plan timeline. Team members can add project register items in their feedback including risks, ideas, opportunities, issues, and change requests. Each team member’s feedback is captured in their own personal plan redline. As the lead planner, you control when and how the feedback from your team is incorporated into the plan.

YOU ARE IN CONTROL

Analyze team feedback and incorporate team member expertise (or not) while visualizing the level of consensus and impact on your plan in real time. Measure the achievability of your plan with InEight Basis Insights, including Plan Realism, Plan Buy-in, Plan Continuity and Plan Detail.

START YOUR PROJECT WITH A REALISTIC PLAN

InEight Basis integrates with standard scheduling and risk management tools. Plans can be imported from and exported to Oracle Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project. Risk and uncertainty captured in the markup process can be captured and exported for consumption by Risk Analysis tools, such as Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis and Deltek Acumen.

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