Project Controls Software: Put an End to Spreadsheet Insanity

February 1st, 2016

Excel® is great. It’s widely available, easy to use, and capable of some fairly complicated calculations. For example, if you needed to solve for patterns of acoustical radiation, Excel has a built-in formula for it. You can use the program to do just about anything. You really shouldn’t use it for project controls. Here’s why. […]


What the Star Wars Movies Can Teach Us About Project Controls

December 14th, 2015

In case you’re one of the two people who hadn’t heard, there’s a new Star Wars movie opening this Friday. In the US, pre-orders for tickets have broken the previous record (Hunger Games) eight times over. A thousand shows sold out within 12 hours of tickets becoming available. The excitement got us thinking about some […]


Project Cost Control a Rising Concern for Oil and Gas Megaprojects

February 5th, 2014

Project Controls Imperititive for complex and often overbudget megaprojects

Project complexity is growing. It’s a truth we’ve seen across a multitude of industries as projects become more ambitious, take on new technological challenges, and command stratospheric budgets (where a $10 billion capital expense is no longer surprising and can be dwarfed multiple times over by the world’s very largest endeavors). A recent Wall Street […]