Microsoft programme is a communication and planning tool for your project information, sequencing and methodology. This software effectively helps you communicate how you will successfully deliver your project and how you intend to do this. The software can help you communicate the following elements. 

  • Key project deliverables

  • Task that complete the deliverables

  • Task relationships and dynamic schedules

  • Key dates for events

  • Project Constraints

  • The Critical path of the project

  • Real Progress made on the project

  • Project Reporting


We also use simple software called Ivan. This software is a good way of presenting tenders and can produce a lot of information in a single page.

A complicated project with many pages can be simplified down to one page, which can then be relayed more easily to the team or for reporting upwards to the client set


We utilise a number of tools to help with the planning process. An effective software of choice is Primavera P6. This software is the Rolls Royce of planning tools. There are number of other tools that do specific jobs but the best all rounder is P6.

The industry standard is MS project due to its ease of use but construction planning and reviewing requires a robust tool that will produce output that is easily understood and gives clear definition. MS project requires more set up time and does not give clear output.