Performance analysis on the Insight app is split into 5 separate reports, covering all the important areas of a how a Project is progressing. But what are these dashboards and what information do they give you? Let's take a look at each report and its contents, starting from the top!
The Production Control report is all about measuring the performance of a Project in the context of the short terms plans that are being continually created. It best serves the purpose of giving direct understanding of how a Project is performing and as such, is placed at the top of the list of reports available in Insight.
The scope of the report can be controlled through the use the Date Range Selector, in the top-left as well as the Filter options, found in the top-right of the page. You then have a top-line summary of the report showing key information, such as the Net Delay Impact, the top Delay issue, as well as the concentration of delays caused by the Top Issue.
💡Tip: Hovering over each stat in the summary breaks down what they show.
Overview of Performance
This chart enables teams to understand short term planning performance by graphing the planned volume of work (measured in days of work or Task Days) against the actual volume of work that took place. The deviation represents the amount of delay recorded on tasks after they were committed to occur. The more Actual Days deviates from Planned Days, the more delays incurred.
It's possible to zoom in on a specific part of the chart using the miniature chart below the main chart to select the range of days you want to focus, which you can then move in either direction to change the part of the plan you want to see.
The Delay Concentration chart allows teams to understand the impact and cause of delays by graphing both the reasons and the causes simultaneously. The grouping on the chart can be changed to be viewed by Owner of work, by Subcontractor or by Project (if you have more than one selected. Delays can also be shown by Category as well as Reason.
Delay Root Cause
This chart shows a quick summary of the Delay reasons for the time period selected for the Production Control Report, giving an overview of the prevailing delay reasons, their categories, delay events and days of delay caused.
The variance report is geared towards allowing for comparison of a plan's data at separate points in time. This report focuses on one Project at a time, using the published versions of the plan as well the option of using the plan's live data as sources for comparison.
Choose from the list of Projects available to you as well as the two points in time you want to compare, before then further drilling down through the Owner, Subcontractor and Shift filters. This informs the top-line summary, showing the Tasks started and Tasks finished since the baseline, as well as average Task slippage and key day slippage in Task days.
This chart shows you shape of the plan for the data sources chosen as the baseline in orange, and the the shape of the plan for the compared version of the plan in blue allowing you to see the point in time where the two start to deviate. This crucially highlights to a planner the effect that their engineer's planning behavior is having on the future plans, outside of variance created by delays that can be seen in the Production Control report.
As with the Production Control Overview, it's possible to home on specific parts of the chart using the miniature chart below.
It's also important to note that this chart will only show the variance between tasks that exist in both data sources that have been chosen.
This Key Tasks table allows simple communication of the state of important tasks or milestones across the plan, detailing the variance caused by changes in the plan to Key Tasks, displayed in a more familiar manner.
You now have the ability to include or exclude Key Tasks that have been completed, removing possibly unnecessary information from the table, through the use of the 'Incl. Completed Key Tasks' check-box.
Labour & Plant
The Labour & Plant report gives insight into how resources are being allocated across the projects that have been selected, within the date range chosen at the top of the report. This is a concise way to visualise and forecast future allocation requirements based on the trends seen in the report.
The top-line summary displays active totals for both Active Plant and Active Labour, as well as the daily average for Labour demand, based on the parameters set via the date range and filters.
This chart visually showcases planned Labour & Plant resources, in the form of a histogram.
The chart accompanied by a table listing the resources shown in the histogram, detailing the resource type, name and colour shown on the chart. Each resource can be toggled on or off from this table, removing or adding them from the visual chart.
The materials report breaks down how effectively materials are being utilised across the range of projects selected in a similar fashion to the Labour & Plant report, the difference being that this report looks at performance in terms of planned vs actual materials used, whereas the Labour & Plant report looks at performance through the lens of forecasting.
This chart shows planned versus actual material usage across the projected (s) selected visually in the form of a histogram.
Similarly to the Labour & Plant chart, the Material Demand chart is accompanied by a table detailing the Material name, the planned total, the actual total as well the the unit of measurement for each respective material.
The Task Status report breaks down the distributed planning activities of everyone on their projects, allowing users to track the state of work flowing through the Aphex system in order to make decisions about their planning process.
The report summary highlights the number of Tasks completed, Tasks still in Backlogs,
remaining planned Tasks as well as a total of statuses recorded, all with the parameters set via the date range and filters selected.
This chart shows the historical progression of tasks within Aphex, tracking the count of tasks across each Status that existed at any given date within the period set for the report.
The User Statusing table tracks the contributions of users to the performance records of the plan, in terms of statuses recorded on tasks per User, highlighting on a per user basis, the total number of status events logged, the number of delay events as well as success events logged, allowing users to see how actively the team is updating the progress of the plan.
Each the Insight reports have been designed to give you the information that matters most, whatever the role you may have in your Organisation or Project, allowing you to make informed decisions based on information direct from your plans, all accessed with just a few clicks.