About Us

Tal Levanon – Founder and CTO

Founder and partner in “Tal Levanon – HCP Ltd”, an expert project scheduling consultant and creator of the Hidden Critical Paths (HCP) method for analyzing and improving project schedules.

Tal has implemented the project estimation and improvement methodology for more than 300 major infrastructure and construction projects, including highways, interchanges, bridges, tunnels, railways, factories, sports stadiums and residential towers, office towers and hotels.

Tal holds an M.Sc. from Tel Aviv University in industrial engineering and a PMI-SP (PMI Scheduling Professional) certificate. She lectures at conferences, has taught project management for three years in the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University, and has been invited to give lectures in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Ben-Gurion University.

Development of the HCP method – Hidden Critical Paths

The method was developed by Tal Levanon since the early 2000s. This mathematics-based method reveals critical information that is hidden in the project schedules (Gantt). The information is valuable for improving the planning, estimating, schedule management and performance monitoring of every project.

The HCP – Hidden Critical Paths method (registered patent) has been applied only by us in more than 300 large infrastructure and construction projects, including main roads, interchanges, bridges, tunnels, railways, factories, sports stadiums and residential towers, office towers, hotels and security and technological projects.

Featured projects:

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Our Projects: The entrance to the city, Jerusalem
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Our projects: Navon station - skeleton, Jerusalem
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Our projects: David Promenade Towers, Tel Aviv
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Our projects: Ora-Hadasa, Jerusalem
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Our projects: Icon, Ramat Gan
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Our projects: One Tower, Ramat Gan
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Our projects: Highway 60, Jerusalem
HCP - The Center for Project Schedule Management
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Our projects: Highway 60, Jerusalem
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Our projects: One Tower, Ramat Gan
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Our projects: The Hebrew University, Givat Ram, Jerusalem
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Tal talks about the development of the HCP-Go Plug-in

I’m an Industrial & Management engineer and not at all a pioneering coder; but I have been “speaking” this constantly changing language since I was 16, starting from the old Basic and Fortran to VBA, C, C++ and some other bizarre languages I picked up along the way and can’t even remember them or their names. I began developing HCP as Excel macros, but running them took dozens of hours and I decided that another solution must be found. Like anything else in life, when you’re searching for the right mentors, they reveal themselves, and I will always fondly remember these mentors:

 

Ilan Dembinski – Knowedge – helped me build the foundation for the HCP software.

Yoel R – designed the report structure with me to ensure its readability and clarity.

Yosi Karl – developed the web interface.

Nir Levanon and Itai Naveh – Petit Technologies – developed the HCP-Go SaaS.

 

In 2002, I established a business that provided clients with consulting services related to writing, monitoring and analyzing schedule optimization in large-scale projects.

In 2009, a service to receive a detailed analysis report of the project schedule was added. The service is meant for project managers, schedule experts, contractors, property owners and construction jurists worldwide – allowing them to send the schedules to our office and receive a professional HCP report within a few days.

In 2017, a web application was developed for self-use by clients through three simple steps. The application automatically and rapidly generated an HCP analysis report (within seconds to minutes).

In 2020, the HCP-Go, a Project SaaS, was developed – allowing anyone, including projects managers who built their own schedule or received one from a schedule consultant; consultants who built schedules for executives or received one for testing; attorneys who love the practice, take a schedule and examine it during proceedings; and entrepreneurs who received a schedule from the project managers and want to know what it means, to use the application through Project for their schedule and receive a detailed schedule report within a short while (seconds to minutes), including troubleshooting and project status overview. For additional information, click the link.

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