5 Ways Your Project Controls Deserve Better Than Excel

June 20th, 2019

Excel is one of the most popular software tools in the world, used across many industries and disciplines. And while it serves its purpose in most situations, there are definitely some shortcomings when it comes to project controls. Simplicity and familiarity are the main reasons people like using Excel, but as your requirements get more […]


Where Your Project Cost Reporting is Falling Short

May 28th, 2019

Last week we hosted ā€œThe Evolution of Project Cost Reportingā€, a webinar where we looked at some of the unfortunate yet pervasive processes that make project cost reporting slow, inaccurate, and not nearly as helpful as it should be. We then talked about technology trends available today that are increasing efficiency, predictability and actual project […]


Nostradamus for Projects (Part I): Building Predictability into Your Enterprise

April 25th, 2018

Predictability

Why is it the construction industry lags other sectors when it comes to productivity? Why are cost and schedule overruns the norm for engineering and construction projects? The answer to these questions is complicated. There are many factors that affect project outcomes. However, there is one critical factor people often overlook, but has a huge […]


Improving Projects Performance at CH2M

August 23rd, 2017

Efficiency is important in improving organizational performance, especially in the Engineering & Construction industry where project margins are so thin. CH2M, a leading global engineering company providing consulting, design, construction and operations services recognized that in order to improve the performance of their projects, they needed to increase efficiency by eliminating the time spent manually […]


The Disjoint Between Project Controls and the ERP

July 17th, 2017

Over the last 15-20 years I’ve had many a good debate on the merits of using mainstream ERP systems to manage project finances. Of course, the more accurate term is project cost controls, as opposed to project accounting, as cost engineers know these things to be discrete disciplines. The confusion stems from where they overlap; […]