CMCS and Case In Point Collaboration

CMCS and Case In Point Learning would like to announce their joint agreement of cooperation on the new Simulation Based Learning Courses.

Simulation Based Learning uses cutting edge computer programs -provided by TOPSIM Germany and Fissure USA- which help enhance business skills fifteen time faster than regular training. It helps develop practical skills and provides real life experience.

Case In Point Specializes in Simulation Based Learning. Our clients come to us for Effective and Engaging Positive Learning Environments, where they Learn Business by Doing Business.

CMCS has been providing their services for years to help clients create better and faster decisions in projects. They provide knowledge, tools and techniques to help enhance project performance.

Case In Point Simulation Providers:

TOPSIM Germany

TOPSIM have been offering Simulation Solutions for all learning needs for over 30 years now. TOPSIM Simulations are deployed in many companies across the US, Europe and Asia. TOPSIM simulations take learners through the pace of business, strategizing and decision-making thereby enabling their transformation into better leaders and managers.

Fissure USA

Fissure has been providing their services to Fortune 500 companies for more than 20 years and continues to be recognized internationally as a leader in providing the highest quality computer simulation training. Their client list includes Microsoft, Best Buy Company, Target, Georgia Pacific, PMI and many others.

For additional details, please contact

Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions (CMCS) FZCO

EML: info@CMCS-MENA.com

OFC: (+9714) 365-4850|FAX: (+9714) 369-7518 |SKYPE: Bassam.Samman |

POB: 23033 Dubai|Star Holding Building, Suite 101, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE

Borouge trains team in PDRI as key element in achieving project excellence

CMCS is pleased to announce the successful delivery of their ‘Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) Roadmap to Success’ workshop for Borouge’s Ruwais plant in the UAE. Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. CMCS worked in cooperation with their partner, Valency, to deliver the workshop.

PDRI is a collaborative process proven to help project team measure scope definition as projects progress through front end planning, in order to identify risks and take action. It is the world’s most widely used open standard for assessing the quality of scope definition during front end planning for capital projects.

About CMCS

For 30+ years, CMCS has empowered clients with the insight to create better and faster decisions in selecting, delivering, governing and auditing projects, programs and portfolios. We have provided our clients with the knowledge, tools, techniques and resources to capture, view and understand projects’ big data with regard to schedule, cost, quality, risk, contracts and communications. We have enabled our clients to transform their data into valuable sources of information to visualize, analyze and share a single version of the truth on a project’s status, health and performance.

CMCS has enabled 2,500+ clients in 40+ countries from Real Estate, Engineering & Construction, Infrastructure, Public Sector, Oil & Gas, Power & Utility, Information and Telecommunication among other industries to make better and faster decisions on their projects.  In the last 10 years, we have executed 3,750+ projects and shared our project management knowledge with 15,000+ professionals by delivering 36,000+ hours of classroom training.

About Valency

Valency is a Registered Education Provider with the Construction Industry Institute (CII).  Valency specializes in the implementation of CII best practices that dramatically improve performance in capital projects.

CMCS Launches New Online Courses

CMCS Launches New Online Courses

Targets Project Managers Seeking to Learn Project Management, Agile and Six Sigma Concepts and Prepare for PMP® Certification

Dubai, UAE –May 18, 2015 – CMCS announced the expansion of its Project Management, Agile and Six Sigma curriculum with online, self-paced courses and simulations that allow professionals to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) and prepare for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam. CMCS is partnering with MindEdge, Inc., a leading online education provider and a PMI® Global Registered Education Provider, to offer these web-based courses.

CMCS now offers online courses to accommodate time-constrained and cost-conscious professionals. Since courses are self-paced and completely web-based, professionals can earn PDUs or prepare for the PMP® certification exam anytime and anywhere with an internet connection.

With access to courses around the clock, professionals can progress through courses at their own pace. Courses include interactive exercises, real-world examples, case studies, quizzes, and practice exams to help learners apply PMBOK® Guide concepts. Learners can raise questions throughout the course with an “Ask the Expert” feature and will receive responses within 24 hours.

Participants who successfully complete our PMP® Exam Prep course earn 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs)/contact hours and are well prepared for the certification exam. And for participants looking to maintain their PMP certification or looking to strengthen their knowledge in areas such as Agile and Six Sigma, CMCS offers a variety of online courses vital to a Project Manager’s training and qualifies learners for 3.5-25 PDUs.

According to Bassam Samman, Founder and CEO of CMCS, “This training program offers an easy and convenient way for professionals to train for the PMP® certification exam or refresh their knowledge and understanding of project management, Agile and Six Sigma concepts. Our online programs add to the flexibility and savings in travel that many of our adult students seek and strengthens CMCS’ commitment to providing top quality training.”

A listing of courses, course descriptions, and registration information is available at http://www.cmcs.co/online-training

About CMCS

About CMCS: Over the past 30 years, CMCS has served 2,500+ clients in 40+ countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas attaining 55+ performance achievement awards. Just in the past ten years, CMCS has completed 3,700+ project assignments and delivered 5,500+ delivered 5,500+ days of project management training attended by 14,500+ professionals.

About MindEdge

MindEdge, a Global R.E.P. through the Project Management Institute (PMI), is an educational content provider, publisher, and supplier of online programs for adult learners, as well as graduate and undergraduate students within higher education.

CMCS Launches the Most Comprehensive Planning and Scheduling Practice for Engineering & Construction Industry in the MENA Region

CMCS has announced today the most comprehensive planning and scheduling practice for the engineering and construction industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. For more than 30 years, the CMCS team has helped project owners, project management firms, consultants, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in developing their planning and scheduling best practices. No one can offer the extent of products and services that CMCS can offer for those who are serious about having the best when it comes to planning and scheduling their projects.

Our Planning and Scheduling services are not limited to any industry or projects type. CMCS has unmatched experience in Engineering and Construction, Oil and Gas, Energy and Utility, Information Technology and Communication among many others. The CMCS Planning and Scheduling Practice include:

  • Developing, maintaining, reviewing and analyzing project schedules
  • Schedule delay analysis and associated damage assessment for loss of efficiency, prolongation, acceleration and other losses
  • Developing the integrated planning and scheduling practice Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual
  • Training and assist in the achieving the Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP and PM-SP) certifications
  • Provide the Planning and Scheduling Software Licenses, Hands-On Training, Configuration, Health Check and Extended Technical and Functional Support Services

What makes CMCS offering more unique is that the delivery of the services will be done using the world leading applications in planning and scheduling and for which they are the norm for the MENA region. Those applications include Oracle Primavera P6 and Risk Analysis, ASTA PowerProject, Deltek Acumen Fuse, Risk and 360, TILOS Linear Scheduling, Synchro 4D Simulation, ARES PG2, Nomitech CostOS, Hard Dollar and PMWeb Project Management Information System (PMIS).

The details of CMCS Planning and Scheduling Practice is available at  CMCS Planning and Scheduling Practice (518 downloads)

For additional details on the CMCS Planning and Scheduling Practice please contact CMCS at info@CMCS-MENA.com

Are you a planner struggling with your next shutdown?

Are you a planner struggling with your next shutdown? Plan and execute your entire event in iPlan2!

iPlan2 has been designed to enable small teams or individuals to work smarter and fully manage maintenance events in an effective and cost effective manner.

iPlan2 will provide you with the key maintenance tools and information framework that will allow you to lead and control all types of maintenance events – from small routine jobs to major shutdowns.

iPlan2 will take you and your maintenance event through key stage gates, reducing the risk of poor scope management.

For more details, please check iPlan2

The Continuing Education Center at the American University of Beirut in collaboration with CMCS is Launching the “Project Management Postgraduate Diploma- Health Focus”

After the success of the Business Development Focus and The Engineering Focus in the Project Management Postgraduate Diploma, AUB-CEC & CMCS are now launching the Project Management Postgraduate Diploma- Health Focus.

The AUB-PMD is a practical hands-on postgraduate diploma. It focuses on advanced project management knowledge and skills meant to enable professionals to deliver small to complex projects based on best practices. The diploma includes the following focuses:

  • Engineering Project Controls
  • Business Development & Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise and Project Risk Management
  • PMO and Program Management
  • Managing Projects in Telecommunication
  • Managing Projects in Education
  • Managing projects in Health Care
  • Managing Projects in Development Organizations and NGO

To know more about the Project Management Postgraduate Diploma- Health Focus, please download the program brochure Health Focus in Project Management Postgraduate Diploma (413 downloads)

For details on how to attend this special course, please contact CMCS at training@cmcs-mena.com

Forging New Relationships in the Middle East

IAMTech were proud to welcome our newest partner, CMCS who are headquartered in the UAE to our Wilton Centre (UK) offices this week.  Managing Director, Bassam Samman, spent time working alongside us to help plan how CMCS will be promoting the entire range of IAMTech products throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.

IAMTech MD, Ross Coulman: ‘We carefully pick our partners around the world to make sure we only work the very best. CMCS are proven to be one the best consultancy and training companies in the MENA region and with Bassam’s vast experience in the Oil, Gas, Power and Chemical industries I am confident that we will continue to grow the IAMTech brand in the MENA region. We look forward to working closely with Bassam to achieve this.

About CMCS: Over the past 30 years, CMCS has served more than 2,500 clients in 40 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas attaining more than 55 performance achievement awards. Just in the past ten years, CMCS has completed more than 3,600 project assignments and delivered more than 5,500 days of professional project management training courses for the public.

CMCS+AUB Announce the 6th Cohort of the Project Management Diploma

The American University of Beirut through its Continuing Education Center (AUB-CEC) in partnership with CMCS are glad to announce the 6th Cohort of the Project Management Postgraduate Diploma (PMD) that is due to start on March 2015 in Lebanon.

Within 2 years of launching the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, it has surpassed expectations of the number of cohorts open as the demand exceeded the initial expectations. For that matter, a 7th Cohort is planned to start before the end of 2015 in Lebanon and the 1st Cohort in UAE is planned to start this April through the Higher Colleges of Technology through their Centre for Excellence for Applied Research & Training (HCT-CERT).

60+ participants went through the PMD program so far with some of them continuing their EMBA in Project & Program Management and DBA at SKEMA University in France through a collaboration between CMCS and SKEMA.

For more information and inquiries, contact CMCS at info@CMCS-MENA.com

Audiit Business Solutions Announces Partnership with CMCS

Markham, Ontario Canada July 16, 2014 – Audiit Business Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce partnership with CMCS’ head office located in Dubai. CMCS is an Oracle Partner and has a proven track record for successfully implementing Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Oracle Primavera Contract Management software. The partnership will provide Audiit Business Solutions Corp.’s clients with CMCS’ highly credited project management experts who are based in 15 locations (in the Middle East Region). This notably anticipated partnership will merge the skillfulness of Audiit Business Solutions Corp. and of CMCS in providing CMCS’ clients with the best knowledge and unsurpassed service level for Audit Trail for Oracle Primavera EPPM – a highly configurable monitoring tool that empowers companies to track changes on specified business objects in Oracle Enterprise Project Portfolio Management suite with the required level of details. “We here at Audiit Business Solutions Corp. are energized about our joint venture with CMCS and we are looking forward to working closely with CMCS to build a long-term partnership. Audiit Business Solutions Corp. recognizes the utmost professionalism and in-depth knowledge CMCS consistently provides to their clients in the area of EPPM. We are confident CMCS will successfully represent Audit Trail to their wide range of clients.” – Tara Donnelly International Sales and Marketing Manager.

About Audit Trail for Oracle EPPM/PPM

Audit Trail (AT) for Oracle Primavera EPPM enables businesses to turn Oracle Primavera EPPM/PPM into a fully auditable product with minimum effort while providing an indispensable source of data for a quickly growing number of business applications including, but not limited to Project Health Check, Critical Changes Monitoring, Regulatory Compliance, Claims Resolution, License Use Monitoring and Procurement Planning, Business Intelligence Support, Risk Analysis Support, Knowledge Base and Best Practices Repository Support. Auditability is no longer required for regulatory compliance only, it has become a business need that supports diverse business processes and helps in achieving a wide range of business goals.

Audit Trail (AT) keeps track of changes on specified Oracle Primavera business objects, recording previous and new values up to a required level of detail. All of the records are data stamped and are accompanied by user information such as user id, user session, application used at the time when the changes were introduced; and much more. Audit Trail is highly configurable and it meets every company’s needs: from staying focused on specific Oracle Primavera elements to monitoring changes on all business objects with unprecedented level of detail. The system provides easy access to all the monitoring information via reporting and analysis tools.

 About CMCS

CMCS provides fully integrated, 360°, sustainable, quality Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions helping clients across all industries to identify, prioritize, select and deliver all projects right, the first time.

Over the past 30 years, CMCS has served more than 2,500 clients in 40 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas attaining more than 55 performance achievement awards. Just in the past ten years, CMCS has completed more than 3,550 project assignments and delivered more than 5,000 days of professional project management training courses for the public.

About Audiit Business Solutions Corp.

With the corporate data volumes constantly growing and the number of users provided with access to the critical business information increasing exponentially every year, it has become essential for the information to be protected from an accidental loss or alteration. At audiit we are taking up the challenge by providing business oriented auditing solutions for corporate software systems with Audit Trail for Oracle Primavera EPPM being the first product that provides a unique value added to all of the businesses relying on Oracle Primavera EPPM as their corporate project management system.
Founded by professionals with twenty to over fifty years of experience in Business Consulting and Software Solutions Architecture and Development,  audiit  delivers that expertise to its clients through innovative auditing solutions for corporate software systems. The founders have an extensive knowledge of the auditing requirements in a range of industries and across multiple disciplines with decades of expertise in Project Management alone.