do not hear things that are bad about your [ project
you ask. You have to scratch to get the bad news."
Thomas J. Watson.
|VIPER Gives QDS an Earned Value Management Tool|
Qantas Defence Services (QDS) brings together all defence related maintenance, repair and overhaul activities carried out by Qantas and continues the long history of Qantas successfully supporting the Australian Defence Forces. At the Richmond RAAF Base in New South Wales, Qantas Defence Services is currently using FileMaker Pro 9 as its principle database management tool to manage a fleet of 24 C130 Hercules transport aircraft through their deep maintenance cycle.
FileMaker Pro 9 works as one of the elements of the company's broader sophisticated aircraft maintenance management system-VIPER-developed by Fallon Project Management. VIPER integrates the prudential processes needed to ensure every aircraft servicing is 100% complete with an effective scheduling and management control system built around the integrated ACOS +1 project management tool.
Roberts, Business Unit Manager - C130 Program
Manager, Qantas Defence Services commented, "The most recent version of
VIPER has delivered a key benefit with the creation of an Earned Value
Management Tool; made possible by the closely coupled FileMaker
database and the project management component: ACOS, developed by
German company Thekrasoft GmbH. This is unique in Australia and allows
us to control our costs and schedule accurately, confident that we have
an objective measure of actual work achieved based on the integration
of cost, schedule, technology and performance."