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					                                                                                     Scheduling Management Survey
                                                                             Sent to National RAC Listserve July 2004
Responding      Contact Name                  1. What computer       Is your system            Is the system a pre packed                      Overall are you satisfied with               Do you have any experience with:
DOT             Title                   Phone system does your DOT Mainframe or PC Based? system or was it custom built                        the system? Please Explain
                e-mail                        use for the Scheduling                           for your DOT?
                                              of Pre Construction
                                              Projects?               Mainframe        PC         Pre-Packed      Custom Built                                                               OPX2         Artemis Primavera

Alaska          Billy Connor                         N/A                             N/A       N/A               N/A                     N/A   N/A                                          N/A           N/A    N/A
                billy_connor@dot.state.ak.us



Washington State Jamie D. Selby                      We use the Project Delivery               PDIS is PC        PDIS is a customized          Yes, overall we are satisfied with the
                 PDIS Project Manager                Information System (PDIS),                based and is      version of Sciforma's         system, though we are continuing to
                 360-705-7039                        which is a scheduling/project             runs from a       PS-8 software. The            make refinements to it, and are just                              WSDOT has
                 SelbyJa@wsdot.wa.gov                management tool and central               terminal server   customization is all          kicking off Phase 3 of PDIS                                       used
                                                     database.                                                   about user-defined            development. We will begin this phase                             Primavera,
                                                                                                                 fields and no hard-           with a system performance assessment,                             and our Urban
                                                                                                                 coding was required.          in which we will talk with users and other                        Corridors
                                                                                                                 The interface                 stakeholders about their level of                                 Office uses
                                                                                                                 between PDIS and              satisfaction and other functionality they                         Primavera
                                                                                                                 another WSDOT                 might like to see in the system. Phase 3                          products, as
                                                                                                                 legacy system                 will integrate our specialty groups (real                         most of their
                                                                                                                 however, did require          estate, environmental, etc.) so that they                         work is
                                                                                                                 some programming.             may use the system more easily, and we                            contracted,
                                                                                                                                               will also look at how to integrate our                            and that is
                                                                                                                                               Construction groups. We will also                                 what the
                                                                                                                                               explore additional interfaces and look at                         contractors
                                                                                                                                               developing a data warehouse for                                   use.
Idaho           Millie Miles                           We currently use Microsoft              These are both Both are pre-                    increased access to data.
                                                                                                                                               No, we have defined our requirements
                Idaho Transportation Department       Project 2000/2002 as well as             PC based       packaged systems                 for an enterprise level Project
                DOH Automated System                     Primavera’s SureTrak                                                                  Scheduling solution and have posted our
                Manager                                                                                                                        request for proposals (RFP) to close
                mailto:mmiles@itd.state.id.us                                                                                                  within the next month
                Phone (208) 334-8837
                Fax (208) 334-4411
                Please let me know if you have
                additional questions or would like
                a copy of our RFP




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       X
Montana         John Pirre - Engineering ISS               OPX2 version SP4                    PC based          Both, it is pre-              Yes, early releases caused more than a       Plainsware'
                supervisor                                                                     utilizing         packaged yet major            few serious headaches, but                   s OPX2
                  Montana Department of                                                        ORACLE as its     customization was             the latest version (SP4) appears fairly      software
                Transportation                                                                 data store        introduced                    stable.                                      Version:
                  2701 Prospect Ave.                                                                             to satisfy                                                                 SP4
                  P.O. Box 201001                                                                                departmental
                  Helena Montana 59620 E-mail:                                                                   requirements.
                <mailto:jpirre@state.mt.us>
                  Phone: (406)444-6243
                  Fax: (406)444-0813




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Responding        Contact Name                  1. What computer        Is your system      Is the system a pre packed                            Overall are you satisfied with             Do you have any experience with:
DOT               Title                   Phone system does your DOT Mainframe or PC Based? system or was it custom built                         the system? Please Explain
                  e-mail                        use for the Scheduling                      for your DOT?
                                                of Pre Construction
Kansas            Susan Maxon                   Projects?
                                                Comprehensive Program  X                                     Custom built                         Yes, it has been modified several times        N/A         N/A   N/A
                  CPMS Administrator                 Management System                                                                            since originally programmed to meet
                  Office of Engineering Support      (CPMS)                                                                                       changing needs. Access to some
                  (785)296-0137                                                                                                                   standard reports is now provided via
                                                                                                                                                  web access to make access to
                                                                                                                                                  information easier. An architectural
                                                                                                                                                  review to set future direction is just
                                                                                                                                                  getting underway.


Florida           John D. Cross                      We currently use P3                       x                  x                               Yes. We did a lot of looking and testing
                  Manager, Production                (Primavera), but we are in the                                                               before selecting Primavera
                  Management, MS 35                  process of upgrading to P3e/c.
                  Telephone (850) 414-4493
                  Fax (850) 413-0360
                  john.cross@dot.state.fl.us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    x
Oregon            Felix C. Martinez                  All design projects are                   The domain is                All                  The majority of users are very happy                         x
                  Research Engineer                  scheduled with the AMS                    PC based, but                client/workstations with their systems according to Field
                  ODOT Research Unit                 software. (We are in the                  users can logon              and servers are      Services Unit Technicians.
                  200 Hawthorne Avenue SE            beginning stages of                       to the                       custom built for our
                  Suite B-240                        implementing the AMS                      mainframe as                 environment
                  Salem OR 97301-5192                resource leveling module                  well to do their
                  (503) 986-2848                     also).                                    work.
                  Felix.C.Martinez@odot.state.or.u
                  s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    x
Missouri          Machelle Watkins, Bidding and        We currently do not use a       N/A     N/A                N/A       N/A                                                                               x
                  Contract Services Engineer,            scheduling software
                  573.751.4056                                                                                                                                                                                      x
Tennessee         Richard N. Pack                  Tennessee has a system we                   PC. PPRM is                  PPRM was custom       We are very pleased with the PPRM          Xybernaut
                  Manager of Scheduling            call PPRM (Program, Project                 oracle based,                built for Tennessee   system and are further expanding the       is the
                  (615)741-1912                    Resource Management) that                   using web                    but using Primavera   system as we speak to include tracking     consultant
                  rick.pack@state.tn.us        See went into production in March               technology also              as a core             environmental information in greater       we used to
                  PDF Attachment                   of 2001. This system uses                   so it runs with                                    detail as it pertains to the development   build the
                                                   Primavera P3e as a                          anyone's PC                                        of the project.                            PPRM
                                                   scheduling tool with custom                 using Internet                                                                                system and
                                                   built software to track many                Explorer                                                                                      they are
                                                   more aspects of the projects                                                                                                              still on-site
                                                   and programs other than the
                                                   schedule


Alberta, Canada   Salim (Sal) Hasham Director        Corporate computer database        x                                            x            Yes. It’s stable and does the job              N/A         N/A   N/A
                  Tel: 780-427-2088                  system incorporated into MS
                  sal.hasham@gov.ab.ca               Access or MS Excel.




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Responding     Contact Name                 1. What computer             Is your system Is the system a pre packed       Overall are you satisfied with                                   Do you have any experience with:
DOT            Title                  Phone system does your DOT Mainframe or PC Based? system or was it custom built    the system? Please Explain
               e-mail                       use for the Scheduling                      for your DOT?
                                            of Pre Construction
Virginia       Sidonia S. Detmer            Projects?
                                            VDOT currently utilizes the PPMS is a                        PPMS was custom It does not meet our current project                             N/A            N/A           N/A
               VDOT - Scheduling & Contract     Program Project Management        mainframe,                             developed for          scheduling & management
               Division                         System (PPMS) to schedule         Adabase                                VDOT; the system       requirements. VDOT is exploring
               Sid.Detmer@VirginiaDOT.org       pre-construction projects. For    system. The                            was implemented in     alternative project management tools. A
               Phone (804) 786-7763 Fax (804)   mega projects, Primavera has      programming                            1986                   PPMS replacement project is currently
               225-2447                         been the choice software.         language is                                                   underway, and the plan is to move to a
                                                Individual project managers       Natural                                                       web-based environment
                                                utilize MS Project; however, at
                                                this time this is not a wide
                                                spread practice.


South Dakota   Tim Bjorneberg                   We currently have a               x                                                                                                       We just finished going through a
               Chief Engineer                   mainframe system called                                                                                                                   prototype with Xybernaut and their
               700 E Broadway                   PCEMS that establishes our                                                                                                                OPX2 software. We have decided to
               Pierre, SD 57501-2586            multi-project schedule based                                                                                                              also look at Primavera's P3e/c software
               tim.bjorneberg@state.sd.us       on work type characteristics. It                                                                                                          through their vendor Catalyst. We hope
               (605)773-2924                    is homegrown and works well                                                                                                               to have this completed in about 4
               Fax: (605)773-3921               except for its unfriendliness                                                                                                             month's time (or the end of the year
                                                from being located on the                                                                                                                 2004). Following that trial period, we
                                                mainframe. We depend on                                                                                                                   hope to make a decision on which
                                                static reports that are not real-                                                                                                         software to proceed with. We would be
                                                time                                                                                                                                      happy to invite you to future prototype
                                                                                                                                                                                          sessions


Iowa           Mark A. Swenson, P.E.            An in-house designed system --                  The data is              The system was         YES. More than 400 people have            N/A            N/A           N/A
               Project Scheduling Engineer      - "Iowa Department of                           stored in an             developed by the       access to the system. A large number
               515-239-1446                     Transportation Project                          Oracle                   staff of the Highway   of the users have "read only" access,
                                                Scheduling System."                             database on a            Division               while others have "update" capabilities.
                                                                                                server. The              Development            The advantages of this are: users with
                                                                                                Project                  Support Team,          "read only" access can check the current
                                                                                                Scheduling               which is a part of     status of a project and receive "real
                                                                                                System (PSS)             the Information        time" information; and users with
                                                                                                provides                 Technology Division    "update" privileges are the managers /
                                                                                                access to the            of the DOT             supervisors / lead workers responsible
                                                                                                information in                                  for overseeing the completion of specific
                                                                                                the database.                                   events / activities and entering actual
                                                                                                The users                                       start dates, actual completion dates,
                                                                                                access the                                      updated cost estimate information, etc.
                                                                                                Project                                         into PSS. Reports have been created to
                                                                                                Scheduling                                      provide specific offices - Location &
                                                                                                System through                                  Environment, Design, Bridges &
                                                                                                a client/server                                 Structures, ROW, Contracts, etc. - with
                                                                                                (Citrix) from                                   the data needed to better perform their
                                                                                                their desktop                                   jobs. Most of the reports have been
                                                                                                PCs                                             created in either MS Excel or Word,
                                                                                                                                                which people are accustomed to using




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Responding     Contact Name                   1. What computer       Is your system         Is the system a pre packed      Overall are you satisfied with            Do you have any experience with:
DOT            Title                    Phone system does your DOT Mainframe or PC Based?   system or was it custom built   the system? Please Explain
               e-mail                         use for the Scheduling                        for your DOT?
                                              of Pre Construction
Arkansas DOT   Lorie Tudor, Asst. Div. Head - Projects? Project
                                                   Microsoft                      x         x                               Yes - Although we only use it on a few     N/A       N/A       N/A
               Programs & Contracts, 501-569-                                                                               projects which are assigned to a Project
               2542                                                                                                         Management Team (PMT) - Criteria for
                                                                                                                            assignment to a PMT is as
                                                                                                                            follows: (a) Project is on "Fast Track" -
                                                                                                                            Scheduled letting date may be difficult to
                                                                                                                            meet. (b) High Profile Project - Of
                                                                                                                            special interest to Highway Commission,
                                                                                                                            Legislature and Special Interest Groups.
                                                                                                                            (c) The Project involves complex issues
                                                                                                                            and significant right-of-way acquisition.
                                                                                                                            (d) Early n the project development
                                                                                                                            process. Most major issues are as yet
                                                                                                                            unresolved. (e) The project will require
                                                                                                                            more than normal environmental
                                                                                                                            processing - outside City, MPO, State or
                                                                                                                            Federal resource agencies will be
                                                                                                                            involved.




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