Project Control Toolkit

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Manage the development and implementation of integrated program management and control (cost and scheduling) tools, techniques, and methods for establishing, measuring, monitoring, controlling, and reporting progress and performance of capital projects.

More Uses of the Project Control Toolkit:

  • Assure your organization interfaces with internal and external stakeholders for the purpose of communicating project financial status, serving as your organization partner and adviser.

  • Supervise: periodically review the project status by analyzing actual physical progress and reported activity completion and comparing that information to the project schedule.

  • Prepare summary and detail level reports which are the fundamental monitoring tool to identify progress and problems with projects.

  • Ensure adequate and scalable arrangements are in place for the oversight of contractors to ensure compliance with applicable site standards/procedures.

  • Confirm you lead the implementation of project controls best practices and process improvement to ensure department wide consistency, enhance communication and improve client satisfaction.

  • Drive revenue recognition (accelerates whenever possible) and accurately and timely represents same in forecasting process.

  • Lead the implementation and coordination of your organizations Project Control System for alternate project delivery for capital and operating projects.

  • Be accountable for working in the enterprise reporting software, develop reports that pull data from the project schedule database and other sources.

  • Confirm your organization coordinates with project management, design engineering, procurement, project controls and other functional departments and personnel in establishing and maintaining priorities to ensure the success of the project.

  • Develop strategic project delivery plans, detailed schedules, compensating project controls, cost forecasting, risk management, issues forecast and resolution planning, resource burn rate analysis, forecasting, and reporting, and daily task management.

  • Prepare status reports and provide detailed analysis on project status through the use of scheduling, cost engineering and earned value management techniques and tools.

  • Perform risk analysis of the project plan to determine how to achieve reduced levels of risk while maintaining safety and technical specification adherence.

  • Prepare status reports and provide detailed analysis on project status through the use of earned value management techniques and tools.

  • Assure your organization produces detailed release/implementation schedules and implements effective project control by monitoring and reporting the progress of the release/implementation.

  • Provide project control leadership by preparing all monthly project control reporting deliverables and schedule tracking on large projects.

  • Be accountable for supporting project management activities by mentoring and coaching direct reports and peers, resource planning, and monitoring compliance with project controls and requirements.

  • Generate reports that display accurate and timely information in formats that are visually appealing and easy to understand.

  • Manage work with project management team and project controls team to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial information.

  • Serve as the liaison for the assigned Project Control Program with other programs, divisions, Departments, and outside departments; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

  • Ensure that the scheduling Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures are completed and documented in accordance with the clients requirements.

  • Drive the development of standardized project controls procedures and processes while proactively identifying opportunities for consistency and harmonization.

  • Lead: document project progress and changes, forecast project cost and schedule impacts, and communicate progress updates and projections to team members.

  • Be accountable for using technical concepts and general project management tools and techniques to effectively coordinate project control activities and functions and solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

 

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Project Control Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Project Control related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Project Control specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Project Control Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Project Control improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. What is the plan for execution Ð project control, work order and instructions, employee involvement, inspection and testing, follow-up?

  2. Does your management have access to consistent dashboards and reports reflecting active project performance across your portfolio?

  3. Why is it essential that all senior project control personnel possess good inter-personnel skills and be effective communicators?

  4. Are you empowering stakeholders with a unified project information model to prevent loss, like that caused by design changes?

  5. Have you got project controls and monitoring in place, plus a clear reporting cycle to ensure key milestones are achieved?

  6. What should be provided by corporate or program management before the Starting up a Project process commences?

  7. What steps has your organization taken to integrate advances in automation and communications technologies?

  8. Do you promote and install documented best practices across all projects and throughout your organization?

  9. Does the project control methodology help align IT systems with your organizations business and IT plans?

  10. Do you control whether a project serves a charity, project, or social change purpose for your employees?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Project Control book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Project Control self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Project Control Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Project Control areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Project Control Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Project Control projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Project Control Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Project Control project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Matrix: Costs associated with late delivery or a defective product?

  2. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree are sub-teams possible or necessary?

  3. Lessons Learned: Are there any data that you have overlooked in identifying lessons?

  4. Formal Acceptance: Did the Project Control project manager and team act in a professional and ethical manner?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Describe the process for rejecting the Project Control project deliverables. What happens to rejected deliverables?

  6. Executing Process Group: Does the Project Control project team have enough people to execute the Project Control project plan?

  7. Human Resource Management Plan: How are superior performers differentiated from average performers?

  8. Lessons Learned: How timely were Progress Reports provided to the Project Control project Manager by Team Members?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Are target dates established for each milestone deliverable?

  10. Stakeholder Management Plan: What would you gain if you spent time working to improve this process?

 
Step-by-step and complete Project Control Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Project Control project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Project Control project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Project Control project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Project Control project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Project Control project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Project Control project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Project Control project with this in-depth Project Control Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Project Control projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Project Control and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Project Control investments work better.

This Project Control All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.