Testimonials

  • Honorable Mention Winner, GSA Best Practice 2003 for Real Property Management

    Begun as a web enabled project fact sheet, the Project Information Portal (PIP) has evolved into an enterprise-wide system for tracking an active capital construction program valued at over $10 billion.

    The unique qualities of PIP are its graphically pleasing, highly intuitive user interface and easy to understand and navigate information architecture. From a program level overview to a detailed list of projects for each PBS region, the information is easy to find and easy to update. The display of a project, from its design renderings, construction photos, or completed project views, makes the portal a destination for anyone within GSA who wants to know the progress, images, and detailed data about a project.

    Extensive report development has provided PBS executives with views across their regions and by customers that previously had been very difficult and time consuming to obtain. The PIP has helped PBS achieve its goal of keeping a “finger on the pulse” of a multi-billion capital construction program. PIP has achieved this by providing executive roll-ups of information, including a real-time dashboard of issues and actions for all projects in the portal.

    Updating projects by the project managers takes less than 30 minutes per month. Cultural and organization resistance to change is gradually being overcome by continuing to establish communication, trust and confidence between the project manager, the executive and the customer. Communication builds trust, and trust builds confidence that the system will provide reliable and up to date information. GSA can expect to save almost $2.4 million annually, or about $12 million over a 5-year horizon when the PIP will be fully functional through reduced reporting requirements by project managers.

  • Expect More

    “Timely information from the PBS Project Information Portal (PIP)...allows GSA to make informed decisions regarding program management and business process improvements."

    Read the full article here.

  • Consensus Building

    “The Public Buildings Service (PBS) Project Information Portal (PIP) has been the enterprise system for communicating the PBS capital construction (totaling over $10 billion and nearly 200 projects), to GSA executives, project managers, and customers since 2001. In addition to an information portal, it is also an integration platform, accessing information from numerous internal sources, and integrating with other data and applications.

    XML data exchange is currently underway between the PIP and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Engineering Research Laboratory and its application DrChecks. Other efforts for XML interchange are planned, in development, or actively underway. Most importantly to this XML effort, however, is that the information architecture and schema developed in the PIP user interface and navigation, represents what could be considered the default XML for an owner's view of capital construction. This includes major focus areas of: Basics, Scope, Schedule, Financial, Condition, Team Partners, Gallery, Documents and Customers.

    The navigation also provides rollups of information for program-wide and geo-graphic wide views (in this case GSA regions, but in other cases could be departmental, topical, or other geographic). Consensus building about the major focus areas, portions of this schema, nomenclature, and taxonomy will dramatically improve the opportunity for applications, individuals, organizations, agencies, and even outside team members to communicate and exchange need, relevant and accurate information.

    The recently released NIST study on the cost of lack of interoperability in the US Construction industry (estimated at over $13 billion annually) provides further stimulus for this standards development and consensus building effort.”

    U.S. Federal Government XML Efforts in 2004

  • Best Practices

    “...the PIP offers a graphically pleasing, highly intuitive user interface and easy-to-understand and easy-to-navigate architecture information... The GSA expects to save almost $2.4 million annually or about $12 million over a five-year period...[using PIP] by decreasing the time that project managers must spend to meet project reporting requirements.”

    Mr. Stephen R. Hagan
    U.S. General Services Administration
    Public Buildings Service

  • Verified by Open Ratings

    Open Ratings is an independent organization which conducts an independent audit of customer references. This report, the Past Performance Evaluation, provides an overall performance rating, as well as in relation to peers in the same Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code.

    JPI scored an overall score of 94% on our Past Performance Evaluation which places us in the top 10% of all evaluated companies. Please click here to download the full report.

  • PIP

    “...the PIP offers a graphically pleasing, highly intuitive user interface and easy-to-understand and easy-to-navigate architecture information... The GSA expects to save almost $2.4 million annually or about $12 million over a five-year period...[using PIP] by decreasing the time that project managers must spend to meet project reporting requirements.”

    Mr. Stephen R. Hagan
    U.S. General Services Administration
    Public Buildings Service

  • GSA Best Practice 2003 for Real Property Management

    HONORABLE MENTION WINNER as GSA Best Practice 2003 for Real Property Management. Begun as a web enabled project fact sheet, the Project Information Portal (PIP) has evolved into an enterprise-wide system for tracking an active capital construction program valued at over $10 billion.

    The unique qualities of PIP are its graphically pleasing, highly intuitive user interface and easy to understand and navigate information architecture. From a program level overview to a detailed list of projects for each PBS region, the information is easy to find and easy to update. The display of a project, from its design renderings, construction photos, or completed project views, makes the portal a destination for anyone within GSA who wants to know the progress, images, and detailed data about a project.

    Extensive report development has provided PBS executives with views across their regions and by customers that previously had been very difficult and time consuming to obtain. The PIP has helped PBS achieve its goal of keeping a “finger on the pulse” of a multi-billion capital construction program. PIP has achieved this by providing executive roll-ups of information, including a real-time dashboard of issues and actions for all projects in the portal.

    Updating projects by the project managers takes less than 30 minutes per month. Cultural and organization resistance to change is gradually being overcome by continuing to establish communication, trust and confidence between the project manager, the executive and the customer. Communication builds trust, and trust builds confidence that the system will provide reliable and up to date information. GSA can expect to save almost $2.4 million annually, or about $12 million over a 5-year horizon when the PIP will be fully functional through reduced reporting requirements by project managers.

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