Crises are extreme disruption causing events that put lives and property at risk. Some arise from natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, and floods. Man-made crises can be accidental, such as oil spills, or intentional, such as sabotage. Crises require an immediate response.
The Agile Emergency Management System improves disaster response logistics, reduces front-line stress, and delivers better cost control.
When disasters happen and you are in a state of emergency, the ability to respond to the uncontrolled event with maximum speed and coordination of resources can save billions of dollars in damages and prevent unnecessary loss of life. The Agile Emergency Management was developed as a result of direct experience with large-scale disasters that required long-term cleanup and remediation in the Gulf Coast region.
Consider a fire, for example. An out-of-control industrial fire becomes a raging fire which expands throughout the town subject to geography and changing weather conditions. Responders do not deal with where the fire has been, but rather must predict where it will go next and work to contain it. Humanity has witnessed fires that have leveled towns some towns had fires wipe them out more than ounce even five times i.e.: Between 1859 and 1875, Virginia City experienced five serious fires. The 1875 fire, dubbed the Great Fire of 1875″
In the case of the Deep water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, shifts in tides and winds meant that the same shoreline that was cleaned the prior week might become contaminated once again. Work completed therefore did not necessarily represent the added value.
During the response to the Deep water Horizon oil spill, our project managers provided coordination and planning for 37 entities to bring order to an unprecedented effort to restore the Gulf Coast beaches and the fragile ecosystem of the Louisiana wetlands.
BY ADOPTING PROJECT MANAGEMENT CRITICAL CHAIN PRINCIPLES, WE CONVERTED STATIC INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM CHECKLISTS TO A DYNAMIC PLAN THIS IS AGILE.
The Incident Command System (ICS) mandated by Congress has proven to provide the structure for an effective, functional, and rapid response to an emergency. However, it does not apply available best practices from project management for supply chain management, resource leveling, or scope management. When Critical Chain project management principles are applied to an emergency response, it brings order to the chaos and provides responders with clear direction and focus.
Moreover, the resource supplies needed to support the disaster recovery situation were not readily available and companies required a significant production capacity increase in a very short time period. This capacity was unplanned and may require capital investment into production processes. The usage of the Drum Buffer Rope algorithm is a key requirement and enabler that will find capacity in the system
25 Year experienced CONSTRUCTION PLANNERS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE are combined and will BRING ORDER TO THE CHAOS AND PROVIDE A “BIG PICTURE” PERSPECTIVE TO THE COMMAND CENTER.
The Agile and TOC Emergency Management approach developed for the most costly environmental disaster in U.S. history demonstrated how the ability to capture ever-changing scope and constraints provided results that exceeded the typical outcomes of any Crisis Response System.
Both British Petroleum and the US Government Crisis Management discovered that working with our experienced team members has provided them with the required solutions to effectively respond to and manage the crises so that it is under control.
The CGR ToolBox should be adapted into corporate emergency response plans and, ultimately, formally adopted into the ICS protocols. We are confident that we will be able to assist you in effectively responding to any crisis that you may have, while saving you valuable time and resources.
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