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Jun'16

The Vital Skill Each Cost Estimator Should Master in Cost Estimating

Throughout my 30+ years in the construction industry, many of those in the cost estimating field, I met great estimators as well as estimators who lack the confidence to say: Yes, I calculated this cost, this is how I did it, and this is the benchmark data to prove it. My curiosity was always to why some otherwise experienced cost estimators ,when faced with the dilemma of documenting a price, were lacking the confidence to explain the calculated costs fully. What I found is somehow surprising: Some cost estimators did not build a solid foundation on detailed cost estimating, more …

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Jun'16

Project planning puts you in control

Every objective, intention, idea, project, task or whatever is expected in a future time (minutes, hours, days, months or years later) to be realized, starts with proper project planning, implementation, referencing-the-plan and taking corrective actions to realize the intended objective. Project Planning and Execution Project planning involves clarifying an objective (project, idea, concept etc.) by proper documentation of characteristics, requirements, dimensions, duration estimates, cost estimates, timelines and resources to an acceptable extent for reference purposes. The plan is an outcome of the project planning process and it becomes a reference point while executing. Without the plan, control is arbitrary. The …

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Jun'16

The Power of Project Control

What is Project Controls? To define the subject, Project Control, I would like to start by defining the two words “project” and “control” in isolation and then try to make sense of them combined. Now, according to PMI’s PMBOK Guide 5th Edition, “project” is defined as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Examples of projects are as follows: Design, procurement and construction of an ultra-modern conference complex Construction of a 580 mmscf capacity gas processing facility Upgrade of an existing flour mill conveyor system Development of a new product line to meet demand Deployment …

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Jun'16

Understanding and balancing project constraints, a key to project success

As usual, in the cool of the evening after a hard day job, if I was able to make it home early from work, I would take a stroll or go cycling around my estate to burn some calories and sometimes, fraternize with neighbors and security guards. I do this to understand if anything has changed since last time I inquired about the neighborhood. It is my way of gauging the pulse of the area, perception of security, residents’ support for proposed projects by the estate association, and general changes and information you would not get unless you mingled. On …

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Apr'16

The Fortuneteller of a Project

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fortuneteller in projects? A fortuneteller who could predict what is going to happen in the project at any moment in the future? Someone who could tell you how much more money and time you require to finish the journey of a project? Can you guess who might be the project’s fortuneteller? …… The answer is…. A Project Controller! Wait a second…. Project Controller?!!!… Who on earth a Project Controller is? I am not surprised if you ask this question… In fact, as a Project Control professional and trainer, I’ve been asked this question …

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Nov'15

Project Control Academy Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

Houston, Texas, USA, Sep 23rd, 2015 – Project Control Academy today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective Sep 11th, 2015. R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design. Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance, especially since global median …

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