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11 11, 2012

Anticipation and the Project Bottom Line

Projecting the Final Results

The big question everyone – including all project managers and stakeholders – wants to know is, “How long and how much.” That’s a reasonable and typical question; and it’s a question that resonates for the project as a whole, as well as every piece and subsection within a project.

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30 30, 2011

Big Projects use Cost Controls - Why don't You?

The use of project cost controls solutions is becoming pretty widespread these days amongst bigger construction organizations that execute on capital projects. For any big, billion dollar project (or any number near that), it’s understood that proper planning, cost controls and detailed progress reporting will be followed on that size of project. They have to. There’s just too much risk otherwise.

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02 2, 2011

How are those EVM Numbers Calculated?

1. What is Earned Value Management?

Earned Value Management is a critical Construction Project Management method that enables project managers to forecast project costs and additionally shows current performance and productivity metrics throughout a project's execution.

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29 29, 2011

Ask the 'Where Am I At' questions

Wanting to know where things are at during all stages of a project is a healthy thing to do. Whether you’re the owner, operator or customer, there’s no question that every day of your project, you’ll want to know if things are moving along as expected.   And you’ll want to know details; because whether you’re running a $10 million or a $100 million project, going 10% over budget is a lot of money. So you’d better be asking a lot of questions.

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01 1, 2011
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