December 14, 2016 the President signed bill S.1550 -- the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act with a 94% vote majority. A report by the Project Management Institute shows "only 64% of government strategic initiatives ever meet their goals and business intent -- and government entities waste $101 million for every $1 billion spent on projects and programs..."
At C2 Group, we believe that engineering businesses within our sector can evolve to leverage technology to help monitor budget health and create visibility to help facilitate cost/schedule/risk controls by base-lining, measuring, forecasting, and conveying patterns & trends. Technology is also able to increase efficiencies and minimize future change orders, reducing project costs, or empowering greater scope.
Once processes, communication structures, timelines and metrics are established, it's time to select a set of visualization and communication tools. Too often, existing infrastructure (software and hardware) do not support modern solutions. Taking advantage of machine learning, trend/pattern recognition, intelligent dashboards, cyber-security, and other tools require that a 'Modern Data Architecture' exists or is developed to support the project or program goals.
Additional Software tools that we utilize, these are examples, we also have Amazon and Google cloud services for a number of functions along with data collection and engineering tools.
A sample of videos that we have produced (Electric Vehicle Program Focused) to explain an idea, program or technology. In many of these, we helped develop and staff the event that we also directed and produced. To see some of our EV projects (completed). This is a focus on San Diego projects but we have programs with PG&E and Pacific Power covering California, Oregon, and Washington.
C2 drone inspection teams in the news.
We had the opportunity to support the City of Santa Rosa's October 2017 Wildfire Recovery initiative. We were provided an opportunity to assess the big picture and recommend solutions. We produced the following video and it also covers a lot of our technical scope of work, this is a link to our GIS Web-Map. C2 assessed existing city infrastructure and property line maps, digitized them, georeferenced the linework and imported to CAD. C2 then created new aerials using drones and referencing ground survey markers, created a GIS web map and individual property parcel maps to help expedite permitting and the overall homeowner funding process.
Some of what we have done with mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) platforms plus a bit on data capture and creativity expressed.
A little Creative Fun
On a Fire Risk Assessment Program we Managed and a Video we Produced for the Program. Our modern PMO, manages the program, introduces drone LiDAR and creates the video -
Partnerships that include a symbiotic relationship with partners where agility can leverage a long term reputation.
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