MS100 Framework - Modular Reporting

Introduction​

●  MS100 Reporting Framework is a new framework for schedule & cost reporting at Project,

     Program, Portfolio, and Enterprises Levels.

 

●  MS100 is modular in nature, and has been developed, tested, and implemented by

     Stoneboy Inc. to standardize project reporting, especially schedule reporting.

 

●  In this framework, up to 100 standardized data points (milestones) are used to capture,

     and report the beginning or end of important steps in a project’s life cycle.​

 

●  Pre-defined, and standardized Milestones (Milestone activity description). The framework

     fills a gap by providing standardized milestones in the absence of a structured or

     uniform approach.

 

●  The primary enablers of this framework are standardization of data, modular structure of

     data, and replication of data / data grouping.

 

●  In 2019, MS100 Buildings was rolled out for the wider project management community.

    However, the framework has been tested, and used successfully on a large number

    of projects since 2016.

 

Details​

●  A set of predefined and specialized reporting

    milestones are embedded in distinct schedule

    WBS headings called 'modules.' In this way,

    all the WBS headings, sub-heading,

    sub-sub-headings, etc. are connected in a

    modular arrangement.

●  Abbreviations used:

○  MSB - Begin Milestone (or Start Milestone)

○  MSF - Finish Milestone

●  In MS100, the ID for milestones have been

    standardized. For example:

○  MS1 (Project Start)

○  MS2 (Contract Award MSF)

○  MS14 (Design CD MSF)

○  MS17 (Building Permit MSF)

○  MS31 (Mobilization MSF)

○  MS40 (Construction MSB)

○  MS70 (Completion & Closeout MSB)

○  MS80 (TCO - Temp Certificate of Occupancy MSF)

○  MS85 (Substantial Performance MSF)

○  MS100 (Project Finish)

​Advantages

●  MS100 Framework offers a set of up to 100 pre-defined, standardized milestones for

    reporting at Project, Program, Portion, and Enterprise Levels.

●  With MS100, schedule reporting becomes simple, and painless.

●  Use of MS100 on multiple projects (or all the projects) can help firms to standardize their

    schedule reporting.

●  Firms which use MS100 on multiple projects can have an apples-to-apples comparison of

    progress for all such projects.

●  With MS100, delay analysis / time impact analysis can be expedited, and can result in

    substantial savings in time, and cost for the effort.

●  With MS100, firms can upgrade their organization wide project management capabilities.

     For example, MS100 can help firms in harnessing efficiencies of Program Management

     almost instantly.

●  MS100 is easy to understand, and does not require specialist skills.

●  MS100 is easy to on-board on new, as well as existing projects. It is simple enough to be

    used by the existing project personnel.

●  MS100 data from multiple projects can be used for reporting solutions at Program,

     Portfolio, and Enterprise Levels.

●  MS100 can provide performance metric functionality, as well as universal key performance

     indicators (KPIs) for Project, Program, Portfolio, Enterprise levels.

●  The Framework offers the functionality of a Universal KPI (Key Performance Indicator).