DCMA 14 Point – Is perfection possible?

Spoiler

Yes and no! (Don’t you just hate it when people won’t give a straight answer?)

What is the DCMA 14 Point assessment?

DCMA 14-point Schedule Assessment is a guideline, developed by the US Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), aptly containing 14 metrics to make a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the schedule (project plan). Originally developed for the purposes of the US defense industry, it is now a standard applied to projects across many sectors throughout the world.

Whilst the DCMA 14 Point assessment doesn’t lend itself as easily to a single weighted score as the other de facto contender, the simpler Fuse Index, it can nonetheless be assumed that an overall score of 100% is a near to perfection on all points as one is likely to get.

So, is it possible to attain a 100% score?

In short, YES it is, and we’ve done it with our own Post COVID-19 Remobilisation Blueprint (https://projectcompanions.com/homepage/) which was no mere thought exercise. BUT! It was a challenge and that level perfection will be unsustainable as clients develop our template into their real world schedule, so a NO too.

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