Project Management in the age of big data for the Mining industry

By: Philippine Resources September 25, 2023

By Thea Samantha C. Go

Project management is the process of leading our team to achieve specific goals and objectives within a certain timeframe and budget. We know of common project management methodologies, but how do we go about implementing and monitoring the stages in the project pipeline which our team is on in this age of big data and technology? Enter project management softwares. Most of you may be familiar with collaborative applications which were essential in the ‘new normal’ work set-up during the pandemic— suddenly calendars, files, meetings, and spreadsheets can be worked on by multiple people anywhere in real time.

In the huge mining industry, project management involves overseeing the planning, coordination, and execution of mining operations while ensuring compliance with safety regulations and environmental standards. All of these processes involve monitoring a lot of people and their outputs—the large amounts of data that a single mining company makes is sometimes hard to track when utilizing numerous softwares and applications from many users, this sometimes leads to the loss of crucial data and steers the organization away from a ‘single source of truth’. (i.e. multiple versions of a mine plan, important files stored locally by a single user with no backup, etc.)

In that situation, a solution would be a project management application that allows users to work and collaborate from anywhere, at any time, that also allows for secure data storage and organization. Such a solution is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, with its collection of applications and collaborative functions, including the Project Planner, 3DSwymer, and GEOVIA solutions.

Project Planner

The Project Planner is a cloud-based project management app within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform that provides users with simple and assisted team-based iterative planning, execution, and monitoring. Project Planner's features include defining the project scope, task durations, dependencies, and milestones, an intuitive planning engine, and a built-in Gantt chart software that keeps everyone in the team updated and on track with the project pipeline. The platform also provides personalized dashboards and real-time views of project status to always keep you and your team in track of everyone’s progress.

Another application on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform called 3DSwymer connects employees, partners, suppliers, customers, consumers, and regulators—3DSwymer functions like a social networking site that aims to boost collaboration beyond your organization to improve efficiency and overcome technical challenges and concerns through product review and discussion. 3DSwymer also streamlines efficiency by uniting users across the organization in a single source of truth— this unified approach saves valuable time and resources by avoiding late-stage corrections while transparency is maintained at an enterprise- wide level, mitigating unforeseen delays, rework, and errors.


Improve efficiency and secure collaboration

3DSwymer offers a structured social environment that fosters collaboration among stakeholders. Real-time intelligence tools keep businesses informed, while data aggregation from various sources creates a comprehensive information platform. 3D visualization and real-time alerts ensure constant progress tracking. Features like group management, immersive drawing tools and digitize lean practices contribute to the collaborative ideation and innovation processes.

Overcome Challenges

3DSwymer connects individuals and information seamlessly through role-specific apps. This facilitates collaboration among collaborators, consumers, and customers, promoting sharing, innovation, and validating ideas early-stage. Meanwhile, capturing feedback across the value chain enhances decision-making, supported by comprehensive data.

These digital solutions are borne because we believe that better communication leads to better productivity and what better way to improve communication than seamless collaboration accessible from anywhere at anytime, with secured data and IP protection, that's easy to install, set-up and use. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is not only limited to project management and collaboration apps such as Project Planner or 3DSwym—it can encompass or connect you to all digital solutions under the Dassault Systèmes portfolio for 3D modelling, simulation, optimization and analysis.

“By leveraging the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, GEOVIA solutions enable seamless collaboration, data exchange, and workflow efficiency, empowering mining organizations to make informed decisions, enhance operational performance, and reach their sustainability and operational goals. We are driven by the vision to model a sustainable planet where technology, knowledge and know-how are crucial in promoting responsible natural resources management. We look forward to engaging with industry leaders, exchanging knowledge, and contributing to the future of mining.” — Mauro DelleMonache, CEO, GEOVIA, Dassault Systèmes.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform innovates the design and planning cycles through real-time collaboration. In today’s business space, digital solutions by working in parallel put organizations a step ahead of the competition by making outputs efficient meaning that quality control during the design phase gives more valuable outputs throughout the entire project. Gone are the days of long meetings in one room going through design reviews when valuable commentary can be made during the planning process.

This means that 3DEXPERIENCE is not a platform where managers can micromanage the work of engineers. The platform does not require managers to have access to all data. Designers can store their data in private spaces on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, free from managers or other collaborators, and move it to more collaborative spaces when they deem it necessary.

This user-focused collaborative platform helps your organization to better understand the real-world problems that directly impact business performance and agility. In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, the convergence of technology and creativity has become a game-changer for businesses that strive to thrive. Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE solutions, 3DSwymer and Project Planner, ensures operational excellence in this age of mine digitalization.

Paramina Earth Technologies, Inc. is the value solutions partner of Dassault Systèmes, the developer of 3DEXPERIENCE platform and GEOVIA industry solutions portfolio (Surpac, MineSched, Whittle). Let us be your partner towards your mining journey!

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