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Integrated Project Controls

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Project controls is an integrated process that include the data gathering, management and analytical processes used to predict, understand and constructively influence the time and cost outcomes of a project or program through the communication of useful information. This subject focuses on the overall integrated process of ‘controlling’ a project or program.

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  • Project Controls - Issues and Limitations with CPM - Options for improvement
    • Blg: The future of project controls. Using modern technology to focus on what really matters, resources accomplishing work in the optimum sequence for each location.  
    • PrsProjects controls using integrated data. The future of project time management as an integrated part of an overall project information system.    
    • PP: Improving Schedule Management. This paper defines a new role for the project schedule and the project scheduler within the complex, dynamic, collaborative environment that defines many modern projects.  
    • PP: The Project Start-Up Conundrum. At the time when the project team can exert the greatest influence on a project's overall success, the team itself is forming and at its least effective!!! Solutions are proposed.    
    • Art: The Scheduling Conundrum. Effective scheduling makes a significant difference to project success but in most projects, the schedule is ignored, bad scheduling practice is the norm and most projects finish late.  
    • Blg : Critical confusion – when activities on the critical path don’t compute…… The use of Finish-to-Finish and Start-to-Start links (particularly in combination) can cause significant issues in calculating the overall project duration. 
    • PP: Float - Is It Real?  Float only exists because of the limitations built into CPM calculations, while it is useful, it is not 'real' - full paper.    
    • Art: Float is it real?.  Float only exists because of the limitations built into CPM calculations, while it is useful, it is not 'real' - short summary.
    • PP: Why Critical Path Scheduling (CPM) is Wildly Optimistic. The biases built into the CPM methodology that underestimate project durations.       
    • Art: Problems with scheduling practice. A brief look at the three major problem areas affecting scheduling practice.          
    • Art: The problem with CPM. The problem with scheduling and CPM is not the technology, it’s a lack of skills on the part of the people employed as schedulers. 

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  • £500m Project Failure - Riding A Tiger: some lessons of Taurus - [ view PDF ]
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