Propose, Align, Schedule & Implement



By Anil Seth

Gurugram, India

While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty.  You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to.  Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant.  So says the statistician.
~Arthur Conan Doyle

The old saying for any task management is right person at right time at right place. This concept is getting to modify now with an addition “in right format”. Before we move to the game of formats, there must be a golden rule of:

Propose, Align, Schedule & Implement (…through right formats)

M2P3 rule  [i(T+W)/∑i Total%]

This four-step rule becomes tougher by phases when the project is reviewed backwards i.e., FEL3 to FEL 2 to FEL1 or EPC to FEED to Feasibility Study.


  • Zero is taken as requirement of execution. (Must)
  • One is taken as certainty of execution. (Mostly)
  • Two is taken for partial implementation. (Partial)
  • Three is taken as an approach. (Possible)
  • Four is taken as not Implemented. (Probable)

This hypothesis is generally seen as M2P3 which is riding on a 16-point summation and requirements while executing the projects approaches zero.

Let’s use and evaluate the importance of M2P3.

In one of my proposals a peculiar scope was observed, the scope was having some requirements from Prefeasibility (20%), mostly feasibility (50%) and certain needs for FEED (30%) deliverables. The Tender requirement included elements typically performed in FEED i.e., 3D model development, HAZOP and EPC Tender preparation. Overall scope of work for the Tender had both Lumpsum and Reimbursable scope elements. The challenge was to quantify the efforts where there is no historical data to provide the certainty of the estimate. In absence of any historical data, an excel based tool was developed to provide the comparison of ITB deliverables requirement with AACE deliverables and FEED deliverables. The effort rationale which was developed is having an integration of AACE and FEED deliverables approach.

Effort Rationale for FEED type deliverables:


The Workbook

To investigate the requirement, a detailed procedure was prepared borrowing strategy from PreFEED and FEED projects. The workbook shown above is the structured outcome of the analysis. Following guidelines were used to develop the workbook:


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How to cite this article: Seth, A. (2021). Propose, Align, Schedule & Implement, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue XII, December. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/pmwj112-Dec2021-Seth-propose-align-schedule-implement-advisory.pdf

About the Author

Anil Seth

Gurugram, India


Mr. Anil Seth is working as Project Manager in Fluor’s Indian office at Gurugram. Fluor Daniel India Private Limited (Fluor India) provides a full range of engineering, design, procurement, and construction management services to Indian and overseas clients. Fluor India is an established quality provider of engineering, procurement, construction management (EPC) and project management services for Fluor’s energy and chemicals, power, mining, and industrial projects, and is a key support office for Fluor facilities located in North America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Earlier to Fluor, was in Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at Faridabad, India and managing the Project Engineering Manager Portfolio for hydrocarbon projects. Before joining Larsen & Toubro Engineering and construction division he has worked for Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (now part of Reliance Industries)

He holds B.E. degree with Honors in CHEMICAL Engineering from Panjab University Chandigarh India and has also done Diploma in Environmental Management. He is certified for Harvard Manage Mentor and specializes in Building High Performance cross functional Task Force as well as Converting Breakeven Projects to Profitable scenario. He can be reached at anilshivani99@gmail.com or Anil.Seth@Fluor.com

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About the Company

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) builds a better world by applying world‑class expertise to solve its clients’ greatest challenges. Fluor’s 44,000 employees provide professional and technical solutions that deliver safe, well‑executed, capital‑efficient projects to clients globally. Fluor is ranked 196 among the Fortune 500 companies. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor has been providing engineering, procurement, and construction services for more than 100 years. For more information, visit www.fluor.com