General Tab - Grouped Metrics

The Grouped Metrics of the General Tab will tell you everything you need to know about the progress of your selected Activities to date.

To view metrics for a group of activities (e.g. Electrical, Mechanical):
• Confirm that the Filter toggle is set On
• Select the Filter button
• Select a pre-determined Filter or create a new Filter. For more on creating a new Filter, see the Filters section of this manual.
•Create Apply to apply the Filter

Here is how SmartPM calculates all of these Metrics and what the numbers tell you:

 Manpower Performance Index – This is the average performance index across the selected Activities 

  • It is equal to the sum of all earned man hours identified for all complete or ongoing activities in the selected Activities divided by the sum of all Actual Man Hours identified for all complete or ongoing selected Activities

Project Original Planned Man Hours – This is the sum of all Planned Man Hours recorded for the selected Activities

Project Current Estimated Man Hours – This is a projection of how many Man Hours will actually be expended over the duration of the selected Activities based on historical data

  • The calculation is the Original Planned Man-Hours of the selected Activities divided by Manpower Performance Index

Project Percent Complete – The Total Percent Complete of the selected Activities

  • Calculate Current Earned Man Hours for each selected Activity and add them together
  • Divide the sum of all selected Activities Current Earned Man Hours by the selected Activities' Original Planned Man Hours

Schedule Performance Index – This is a measure of Schedule efficiency within the selected Activities. In other words, it is a ratio between what has been done and what should have been done by the current day.

  • The calculation is Actual Percent Complete of the selected Activities divided by Planned Percent Complete of the selected Activities
  • Developer's Tip: A complete Baseline Schedule of all Activities must be set for this calculation to take place. If there are Project Schedule Activities not Date Stamped, a link that says “Must Set Dates” will appear in place of the calculated figure that directs you to the Date Stamp window

Average Activity Duration Variance – This figure shows you how the average Activity in the selected Activities is performing

  • Sum up all Duration Variance calculations of the selected Activities that have a Percent Complete greater than 0.
    • Duration Variances are seen in the General window of the Activity Metrics tab
  • Divide the Sum of the selected Activities' Duration Variances that have a Percent Complete greater than 0 by the Total Number of selected Activities with Percent Complete greater than 0
  • Developer's Tip: A complete Baseline Schedule of all Activities must be set for this calculation to take place. If there are Project Schedule Activities not Date Stamped, a link that says “Must Set Dates” will appear in place of the calculated figure that directs you to the Date Stamp window

Project Earned Man Hours – This shows you how many Man Hours should have been expended based on the selected Activities' Original Planned Man Hours and the current selected Activities' Percent Complete.

  • The calculation is the selected Activities' Original Planned Man Hours multiplied by the current Percent Complete of the selected Activities

Project Actual Man Hours – The is simply a sum of all Man Hours submitted via Field Updates for the selected Activities currently

Cumulative Progress Chart – This chart displays Planned Progress and Actual Progress curves over the Original Duration of the selected Activities for comparison

Grouped Metrics