Data driven project controls in action. A new era is upon us

Mar 23, 2022 · London, United Kingdom

Data-driven project controls in action. A new era is upon us.

**One step further: A Digital Collaboration Hub**

The TRU Alliance has identified a need to shift the business towards the use of digital construction, near real-time reporting and improved collaboration through the support of digital control rooms.
Following 16 days of railway blockade works to renew structures, the TRU West Alliance successfully handed back the railway line between Manchester and Stalybridge.

The Digital Collaboration Hub played a major role in fostering and facilitating this collaboration and in providing real-time communication to the delivery team.

Although it has now become the new standard for project controls reporting within the TRU Alliance, this new way of working has provided the business with the ability to make informed decisions in a timely and concise manner.

In this 16-day period, the team delivered over 100 automated Power BI reports to our stakeholders, capturing real-time data using Power Apps. Although the single source of truth was available live 24x7 embedded in MS Teams, a status freeze (every 4 hours) was part of the project’s reporting requirements.

With the use of Power Platform, a readily available technology by Microsoft, you could…​

* Automate your entire reporting cycle and tremendously reduce the amount of time in consolidating data and producing reports​
* Prevent errors associated with manual data consolidation​

* Provide real-time visibility into your projects’ status​

* Quickly identify project performance problems at the desired granularity level​

* Spend more time in data analysis and flagging project issues ​

Jeancarlo Durán Maica, MBA, CCP™, PMP®, EVP™ is a subject expert on Power BI and Primavera P6. With over 12 years of experience, his in-depth knowledge in project controls best practices are widely validated with international certifications in the areas of project and cost management.

With experience across rail, civils, tunnelling, mining and housing projects, Jeancarlo holds different professional certifications such as: CCP (Certified Cost Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional), EVP (Earned Value Professional) and Primavera P6 EPPM Implementation Specialist.

He has been an active member of AACE International, founding the AACE Peru Section in 2013 and serving on the Board of Directors of AACE International[masked] as Director-Region 10 (Latin America).

Jeancarlo is currently working as a Digital Planning and Reporting Manager for BAM Nuttall on a multi-million pound rail project in the UK (Transpennine Route Upagrade), connecting Manchester to Leeds.

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