P896 Effective Project Controls for Engineering & Construction Projects

Today, and more than ever, project owners, consultants and contractors are required to adopt best practices when it comes to managing their engineering and construction projects. No organization can afford to have their projects going out of control. Projects that finish late and over budget are results from failure to manage and control those projects.

In an engineering and construction project, the organization that will have the highest exposure to the damages and loses associated with project delays and budget overrun, is the organization with the weakest project controls. Why? Because this organization will be the least capable of the project organizations to support their claims for compensation or to defend themselves against claims raised against them.

So can your organization afford to be the weakest link in the project delivery process? Can your organization afford to be blamed for project delays? Can your organization afford to be blamed for project budget overrun?

Learning Outcome

  • How to have an Integrated Project Control System (PCS)
  • What are the objectives of the PCS modules in achieving the integrated PCS
  • How today’s available software applications can support PCS
  • How to implement each PCS module successfully
  • How to ensure that the PCS is conveying single version of the truth on project’s status

Who Should Attend

This course targets Program Managers, Project Managers, Design Managers, Construction Managers, Technical Managers, Project Control Managers and Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Information Commercial Managers, Cost Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Document Administrators and others.

In What Industries

Government, Real Estate Development, Aerospace, Defense, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing and Indus- trial, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Power and Water Utility Plants, Education and Training, Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Automotive, Media Production, E-Business Enablers, Marketing and Sales, Pharmaceuticals, Environmental Management, Hospitality Management, Shipbuilding and Repair Yards.

Course Outline


  • Project and Program Related Definitions
  • Project Success and Delivery Pains
  • Project Life Cycle Stages and Stage Gates
  • Enterprise Project Control System (PCS) Modules

Planning & Scheduling

  • Develop the project WBS
  • Develop master and detailed level schedule to reflect how the project scope will be delivered
  • Identify key milestone dates
  • Identify resources requirement to deliver the project scope
  • Identify the impact of constraints on the project milestone dates
  • Capture the actual project progress events
  • Maintain project history by keeping baseline revisions
  • Assess the impact of delays and establish accountability

Cost Management

  • Develop the project cost estimate
  • Develop the project budget
  • Manage budget revisions
  • Project Buyout (Tender and Award)
  • Pre-Qualification of Contractors and Suppliers
  • Managing Bid
  • Manage Contracts and Purchase Orders (PO)
  • Change Orders
  • Periodical Progress Invoices
  • Snag List
  • Project Closeout
  • Earned Value definitions and metrics

Risk Management

  • Defining and Identifying Project Risks
  • Risk Likelihood, Impact and Score
  • Developing the Risk Register
  • Risk Response Actions
  • Activity Risk Scenarios
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Issue Management

Project Communications and Documents

  • Managing Project Records
  • Project Stakeholders and Type of Communication
  • Stakeholders Directory
  • Request For Information
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Notices
  • Letters
  • Daily Reports
  • Submittals and Transmittals
  • Other type of project records

Managing, Communicating and Sharing Projects Information Using BI Dashboards