PPC: A Simple Metric With Big Impact 

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Percent Plan Complete (PPC) is a metric used in the construction industry to measure the progress of a project. It’s calculated by dividing the number of tasks that have been completed by the total number of tasks that are planned.

PPC helps project teams track their progress and identify potential problems early on. For example, if it’s low, the project is likely behind schedule or there are other challenges that need to be addressed.

It can also be used to improve communication and coordination between different teams involved in a project. By tracking PPC, everyone involved can see how their work is contributing to the overall progress. This can help identify areas where there may be conflicts or delays, and it can also help ensure that everyone is working towards the same goals.

PPC & Last Planner System®

PPC is a key component of the Last Planner System (LPS), and is used to measure the progress of work and to identify potential problems early on.

LPS works by breaking down a project into smaller, more manageable tasks. These tasks are then scheduled in a way that ensures they can be completed on time and within budget. At the end of each week, the team responsible for a particular task meets to review their progress and to make commitments for the following week. These commitments are then tracked using PPC.

If PPC is low, it could indicate that the team is not confident they’ll be able to complete their commitments. This may be a sign that there are challenges that need to be addressed.

Benefits of PPC

There are a number of benefits to using PPC in the construction industry, which include:

  • Improved project predictability: PPC can help to improve project predictability by providing a way to track progress and identify potential problems early on.
  • Increased communication and coordination: PPC can help to improve communication and coordination between different teams involved in a project.
  • Reduced risk of delays and cost overruns: PPC can help to reduce the risk of delays and cost overruns by providing a way to track progress and identify potential problems early on.
  • Improved decision making: PPC can help to improve decision making by providing a way to track progress and identify potential problems early on.

Tracking PPC Using Construction Planning Software

PPC can be tracked using a variety of methods, including manual tracking, spreadsheet tracking, and construction planning software.

Manual tracking can be time-consuming and error prone. Spreadsheets can be difficult to keep track of multiple projects. Construction planning software is the most efficient and accurate way to track PPC. The right software can automatically track PPC and generate reports that can be used to identify potential problems and to improve decision making.

How Hoylu Can Help

Hoylu is construction planning software that easily tracks PPC. It combines whiteboarding and task management in an easy-to-use solution. You can monitor, measure, and stay informed of project planning and progress. For PPC, you can access:

Stats

Stats in the Hoylu Insights Panel will give you a quick overview of the number of tasks on the project, the overall PPC, as well as the total effort or days planned on the entire project.

Changing Reports

Your team has the ability to set a task to complete early or late requires a variance reason, and it updates the PPC accordingly.

Crew Size Charts

This gives you the ability to look at your current crew sizes, or view past crew sizes on dates that have passed.

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