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Dear member,

Hope you are looking forward to fantastic & safe 2012.

In this 1st newsletter of 2012, we are glad to inform that PCO membership has now crossed the mark of 5000 and we now have members in over 140 countries! We have achieved this milestone in just 24 months giving us great amount of confidence to move forward.

Let's start with some of the recent updates on PCO

Video Training

We are glad to inform the launch of our Video Training Modules. You can now undertake this 100%-online training from the comfort of your home and at a fraction of the cost you would pay elsewhere (as we charge only to cover our admin expenses without making profits. We do NOT have any business goal). We started with three training programs, as below, exclusively prepared for beginners and intermediate Project Controls professionals.

Introduction to Planning, Scheduling and Earned Value

This tutorial is designed by Murray Woolf & Anil Godhawale whose combined experience is over 45 years in the EPC Industry.

► Click here   to view the detailed course brochure to know more on this program.

Introduction to Cost Engineering & Project Reporting

This tutorial, designed by Anil Godhawale in a structured and professional manner, deals with Project Cost Estimating, Budgeting, Cost Control System, Cost Forecasting and Project Cost/Management reporting.

► Click here   to view the detailed course brochure to know more on this program.

Introduction to Project Risk Management (PRM) & Analysis

This tutorial is designed by Pedram Daneshmand and Anil Godhawale. Pedram has over 15 years of experience and is an expert in Schedule & Cost Risk Analysis and is an industry award winner in his area of expertise.

► Click here   to view the detailed course brochure to know more on this program.

We are in the process of implementing many more such tutorials in the future, so be sure to keep checking PCO on regular basis. On our part, we will update you on future developments via our newsletters. Please note, on the completion of any training program, students will receive a Completion Certificate and PDU's" which could be used for various professional exams.

Job Zone

PCO continue to attract Project Controls job postings from all over the world. Check out some of the latest ones below –

Senior Tendering Engineer - Singapore
Project Controls Engineer – South East England (UK)
Senior Project Controls Manager – Petrofac (Sharjah, UAE)
Planning Engineer - Nigeria
Cost Engineer – CNRL, Canada
See the full listing by visiting PCO JobZone

Register for job alerts to ensure you don't miss any listings on PCO. Please note you can customize the job alerts by category (Planning, cost etc) and even by location.

Tools Review

PCO continues to evaluate available Project Controls tools to assist our members in making an informed choice for their projects/consultancies. We are glad to inform our recent assessment of Acumen Fuse which can be seen by clicking here.

Freelancers directory

Our Freelancers directory is a great opportunity to put you on a global map. It's been regularly viewed by prospective clients so if you are a Project Controls consultant or a Freelancer, don't miss this chance to display your profile here.  Remember, PCO is viewed regularly in over 140 countries daily!
We also continue to advise our members to update their online profiles at our networking feature as more and more employers are now visiting this section in search of possible candidates for employment.

Project Controls Expo

Project Controls Expo 2011 Update: We are so proud to tell you of the success of Project Controls Expo which took place in London this past November (2011). We had in excess of 160 delegates who told us how they benefited from this exclusive show. If you happen to have missed this show, please visit PCO to find presentations given, along with videos. Please note that you must be logged in to access these presentations and videos.  You can also check out the feedback left by some of our delegates and as well as the gallery.
Responding to our sponsors' request, we have already initiated our efforts for the NEXT show which is scheduled to take place on 31st Oct 2012 in London. Keep checking Expo website to find out further updates.

Upcoming Events

EVA 17:

PCO is glad to lend its support to the next EVA event scheduled to take place in June 2012, at London. To find out more about this, please visit EVA17 webpage or write to us.

UK & EMEA Primavera Conference 2012
UKOUG is organising the Primavera conference with a keynote from the Head of Programme Controls for the London 2012 Olympics and award winning athlete, Luke Cuncliffe. In addition to this, you have an opportunity to hear David Birch, Head of Programme Controls, Olympic Delivery Authority on "London 2012 - Controlling Delivery", and  Dick Faris from Oracle on "The Evolution and Vision of Oracle Primavera for Enterprise Project Portfolio Management"

View the full agenda here and click here for Registration
The conference has been designed to help attendees get the best from their product, make resource savings and increase efficiency leading to organisational growth and hence it must not be missed.

Work in Progress

We are in the process of developing "Practitioners Guide" and hope to release it in near future.  It's a mammoth exercise and we are constantly looking for volunteers to help us out here. If interested, please write to us. We acknowledge our members and supporters' contributions by giving them wider visibility on PCO. Contact us to find out more on this.

In addition to this guide, we are constantly working to improve our website and bring in more features to help our members. We will keep you posted on all these developments via our future newsletters.

Last but not the least; we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your unwavering support to PCO. We continue to look forward to your active participation as we move forward. PCO offers you a great platform to reach to a global audience and one such example is our Blogs feature. Feel free to pen your thoughts on Project Controls subject matters, along with a brief profile at the bottom to expand. Your viewpoints will reach 140 countries. For example, we recently had a very informative blog on "How to Import WBS from Excel to Primavera P6 using the SDK". Check it out. Another such example is Free Library where PCO members can upload their case studies, presentations, technical papers and even standard schedule templates. Over 2000 documents have been downloaded in last few months and it is already world's largest online Project Controls library.

Have a great year ahead and keep up your good work!

PCO Team
P.S. As ever, we welcome your feedback.


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