The ADePT Design suite

Comprising ADePT Design Builder and ADePT Design Manager

Field of Application

The ADePT Design tools are applicable in any complex, iterative, information-driven process. They are widely used in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) sector (over 100 projects being planned and managed using the ADePT technique) as well as the defence, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. It is also used in general business management – another complex, iterative and information-driven process.

Supported tasks

ADePT Design ‘Builder’ allows complex projects to be defined in terms of the process steps and information exchanges – a powerful ‘project modeling wizard’ enables this in a fast and effective manner. It then allows process sequences to be established using DSM methods, which identify key decision points in any process and areas of iteration. Strategies to decompose or ‘tear’ iteration can be identified and recorded in the tool. Finally, Gantt chart representations of the processes can be generated using tools such as Primavera and MS Project. From that point, changes can be made in either tool (ADePT Design Builder or the Gantt tool) and passed back to the other system.

ADePT Design ‘Manager’ allows constant monitoring and control of process delivery through the production of look-ahead schedules, progress capture, constraint analysis and performance reporting. Again, this tool is fully compatible with Gantt applications such as Primavera and MS Project.

Main Features

  • Intuitive Windows-based application

  • Project definition / modeling wizard

  • DSM sequencing and tearing wizard

  • Manage activity dates directly or through third-party application (with two-way link)

  • Generate look-ahead schedules to actively manage project delivery

Supported use cases

  • Process modelling

  • Integrate project stages / phasesChange analysis

  • Schedule generation

  • Look-ahead planning / constraint management


Paul Waskett

Address:    Adept Management Ltd
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                  Coventry, CV1 2TW, 

Phone         +44 (24) 7623 6929