What is Negative Float and How to Deal With It in Primavera P6?

We all have learned a lot about calculating Total Float and Critical Path in a network diagram and have seen zero total floats for critical activities or positive floats for non-critical ones. In real projects, we will encounter with negative floats in a schedule network diagram. Have you ever wondered what causes the negative floats in a schedule? In this blog post, I’m going to show you how you can identify and manage the negative floats in your schedule. In Primavera P6 there are two main reasons for existence of negative float: Project finish date is later than our defined …

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5 Tips for Project Controls Job Hunting Success

“ I have applied for any job posting you can imagine, but no success…” “Things are pretty grim, the oil and gas industry has been further down and more people have lost jobs including myself, it’s tough…” “ I was let go from the company in the latest round of layoffs last week…” “ We are going through recession where my options became limited…” Sounds familiar? Every month I hear from an old colleague that he/she has lost their job! Trust me hearing such news completely blows my mind. And believe me, it wasn’t always like this. The oil & …

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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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What Is Project Controls?

Project Controls is that element of a project that keeps it on-track, on-time and within budget. Now let’s take a look at the role of project controls in successfully managing your projects. Project controls provides accurate and timely information to project management team that will enable them to make informed decisions and take necessary actions to correct any possible adverse situations or trends. Project Controls also advises the client of the true status of the project. Nowadays, with the evolution of project management, the need for an effective project control system is more evident. Many companies are still following the …

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Kentz Selects Projects Controls Academy for Project Control Training Solutions

Project Control Academy, a leader in providing world class training solutions and consulting services in the field of Project Controls, is pleased to announce that Kentz has selected Project Control Academy as their global provider of Project Control training solutions. As the first step, Applied Project Controls Video Training Program will be rolled out to train Kentz employees on the essentials of Project Controls. Several new trainings will be developed over the next three years to support Kentz employees develop their skills in the fields of Project Controls, Project Management, and Leadership. “Project Controls is an integral part of Project …

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