On September 14, 2016 Deutsche Bahn presented the new ICE 4. The premiere of ICE 4 marks an important milestone in the project. Within the next months the ICE 4 is extensively tested on the track before the start of the regular operation in December 2017. IFTP contributed in this project the Lead Project and ToT – planning for the main supplier Bombardier.
Meeting Deadlines – Attaining Goals!
Schedule deviations in projects often cause delays that in turn lead to dissatisfied customers, additional costs, and a loss of image. When the first strategic approach fails, project members slip into a fire-fighting mode. In most cases, such delays can be attributed to minor problems. Project members are not aware of the relevance of deadlines in the context of the overall project. Resources are not sufficiently available.
The courage to change and to improve things is not very great, and the reporting does not correspond to the truth.
However, these problems cannot be solved solely through realistic schedules based on network planning technique, and resource availability. Nevertheless, the scheduling is a mandatory prerequisite. Successful schedule management especially requires experience, and goal-oriented communication.
Meeting deadlines – attaining goals!
IFTP is represented at this year’s InnoTrans with its own stand. Visit us in Hall 6.2, stand 603.