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Integrated Critical Scheduling

EVM & Scheduling Track

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The Integrated Critical Scheduling (ICS) methodology is an in-depth guide to ensure client and stakeholder overall objectives are exceeded. Integrated scheduling is one of the most critical facets of project management within a developmental government program. An Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) is the foundation upon which a project’s cost, schedule and risks are objectively managed. It also serves as the foundation for time-phasing of the project’s resources. Thorough IMS data analysis yields accurate current and predictive indications of the health of the project as well as increases the value of complimentary products such as the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS).

The Integrated Critical Scheduling (ICS) Methodology is an innovative acquisition-based methodology created by Booz Allen to develop, edit, analyze and maintain an integrated master schedule, which is a critical enabler for achieving on-time acquisition phase completion. It is divided into three phases that capture actions and examples from program inception to production as well as encompassing industry best practices, government standards and experiences within both.

During the initial planning (Phase One), decisions about the structure of the IMS are determined to define the people, processes and tools that the program will be utilizing. Phase Two concentrates on implementing the aforementioned items, refining a manageable baseline and controls of the baseline. Phase Three focuses on the execution of repeatable, reliable IMS management and relevant schedule products.

The ICS methodology offers comprehensive documentation for defining IMS requirements, provides a superior means to implement an IMS and associated processes, and sets a new precedent for analyzing IMS data. Most government program management offices that require the use of an IMS do not meet the minimum requirement set forth by the DoD. The ICS methodologies will insure that all necessary schedule requirements will meet or exceed expectations.

Processes and products derived from the ICS have been founded upon experiential best practices, sound scheduling principles and proven methodologies, many of which were influenced by Future Combat Systems (FCS). In addition, this preemptive scheduling tool is fully compliant with the fundamental guidance set forth by the DID-81650 and the DCMA Schedule Assessment Guidelines, and accommodates the complexities that the Defense Authorization bill for fiscal year 2008 and Directive 5000.02 have imposed. Implementation of the ICS Methodology is invaluable in developing the IMS, in conducting critical path, Monte-Carlo and other analyses, and in maintaining the appropriate level of PM oversight of Industry Contractor schedules. An added benefit is that this methodology is scalable to programs of varying size and complexity. ICS can be applied in its entirety to manage large acquisition programs or be pared down and tailored to fit specific client and program needs.


Jared Mathey
Jared has five years of project management experience in the defense industry. Specifically, he has developed, implemented, executed and/or controlled integrated master schedules (IMS), integrated master plans (IMP), work breakdown structures (WBS), organizational break down structures (OBS), organizational strategies, earned value management (EVM), risk management plans, milestone decision requirements documentation, program metrics and lean six sigma initiatives.

Areas of Expertise
As an Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton, Jared has been assigned to provide integrated master scheduling, lean six sigma and project management support for the United States Army – Marine Corps’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program (JLTV).

Background and Credentials
M.S – Quality Systems Management – National Graduate School (NGS) – Falmouth, MA M.B.A – Business Administration – Eastern Illinois University (EIU) – Charleston, IL B.S. – Computer Management – Eastern Illinois University (EIU) – Charleston, IL Certified – Six Sigma Black Belt – National Graduate School (NGS) – Falmouth, MA

Donna Pucciarello
Booz Allen Hamilton
Donna Pucciarello has more than 30 years of experience providing Consulting, Program/Project Management and Business Management support at various U.S. and International Government sites.

Areas of Expertise
In addition to her current position as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, Donna’s work has been largely dedicated to assisting a New Hampshire based major electronic defense contractor in meeting its’ program and business management needs.
Donna’s recent successes utilized her program management skills leading the hardware and software team responsible for implementing the first of eight major upgrades to the missile training systems in Japan.
Donna has held various management positions including Master Planning and Scheduling; Space Systems & Electronics Business Area Proposal Manager; Business Management; and, most recently, as an International Program Manager.

Background and Credentials
MS, Computer Information Systems, Rivier College, NH
BS, Business Administration, New Hampshire College, NH
Certified – Project Management Professional (PMP) –

Dustin Sexton
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Dustin has several years of project management experience in the defense
industry. Specific experience in the deployment and training of multiple large scale project control systems involving Earned Value and Integrated Master Schedule, developing and maintaining program management metrics and reporting structures, process documentation, and lean six sigma.

Areas of Expertise
As an Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton, Dustin has been assigned to provide integrated master scheduling, program metrics, lean six sigma and project management support for the United States Army – Marine Corps’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program (JLTV).

Background and Credentials
M.B.A – Business Administration – Webster University – Saint Louis, MO
B.S. – Business Economics – Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville – Edwardsville, IL Certified – Six Sigma Black Belt – Booz Allen Hamilton