Measure engineering progress and stay on task

Details matter, especially in projects and their progress. Many project managers wonder what the best approach for coming up with an accurate and objective measure of percent complete is— whether for a task, discipline, area, contract or even an entire project. The answer: You need to get into the details.

With Contruent Enterprise, users can measure engineering progress at the task, deliverable and package-level, and electronically link scheduling activities from third party scheduling software and calculate engineering schedule variances. Finally, engineering data is linked to cost management data, in the Contruent Cost solution, in order to calculate the cost of the work done.

Control engineering progress to ensure success

Eliminate dependency on spreadsheets

Greatly improve process workflows


  • Define, status, and progress engineering documents and other deliverables
  • Group and organize documents with flexible coding
  • Establish hour budgets by tasks and deliverables
  • Accurately measure progress by incorporating milestones
  • Calculate and report performance and productivity
  • Eliminate schedule creep with real-time visibility into progress
  • Status the engineering deliverables using milestones
  • Link packages to schedule to calculate time-phased project plan

How to Report on a Project’s Progress of Engineering Work

Is it best to report on the progress of engineering work on a project using solely a Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule? It’s certainly possible to do so, but it is just not practical— creating, in some cases, hundreds or thousands of activities, resource loading them, manually assigning progress steps, and linking the activities with logic connectors would result in a scheduling nightmare. Project organizations should consider integrating their cost and schedule activities for accurate progress measurement.

In Contruent, users can manage and track deliverables by discipline. Identify the type of discipline a deliverable is for and budget the hours or time to produce, assign, and measure the progress for that deliverable.

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