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Dear member,

Welcome to the April 2012 edition of our newsletter!

In this 11th issue of our newsletter, we are glad to inform that PCO membership is constantly growing and we now have presence in over 130 countries! In this edition of newsletter, we like to share some of recent updates and as well as "work in process".

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

PCO on Facebook

PCO now has a dedicated page on Facebook and we suggest you to continue visiting the same to find out all updates on PCO. Please click "like" if you find this helpful and would like to keep you updated.

EVA 17 - The annual Earned Value Project Control event

We are glad to inform that EVA 17 is taking place on June 12-13 at the Armourers Hall Moorgate in London, UK and is focussed is on Cost, Behaviour and Benefits.

This annual EVA conference is considered to be one of the best in the world for personal development and networking. It was originally dealing with Earned Value, but now embraces all aspects of Project Control i.e., Toolset and Mindset. The EVA conference is also noted for new and original presentations from practitioners you are unlikely to have seen and heard before. The Armourers Hall is a spectacular and comfortable venue and it is well positioned for travel into London. The dinner will once again be held in candle light from magnificent chandeliers.

Please visit following links for additional info – Home Registration, Workshop details, Agenda.

► 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.


Project Controls Expo 2012

Preliminary details for Expo 2012 are now available and can be seen at Expo website.
Expo 2102 will be showcasing 4 parallel tracks on 31st Oct 2012 at Twickenham stadium. Details on tracks are as follows -

Track 1- Project Controls Zone 1 for beginners and Intermediate professionals,
Track 2- Project Controls Zone 2 for Advanced/Senior professionals,
Track 3- Case Studies Zone presenting real life scenarios to demonstrate the capability of featured Project Controls tool,
Track 4 – Project Management zone addressing project challenges by implementing best practices in leadership, facilitation, resilience and presentation.

Please visit following links for additional info - Home, Registration Venue and Agenda . You may also like to visit the Testimonial and Gallery for our last event (2011). We are extremely excited about Expo 2012 and look forward to meeting you there.

Job Zone

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

Project Cost Controllers – Jacobs, Canada
Senior Cost Controller – Hatch, Canada
Lead Estimator - Hatch, Canada
Construction Planner – Worley Parsons, London UK
Multiple Project Controls & Planning Opportunities – Fircroft, Australia
Cost, Risk, Control & Reporting Manager Offshore Wind – Germany
Senior Claims Consultant (transportation construction projects) – USA
Project Controls Director - Hayes, 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.

PCO Blogs

We have made some changes in our blogs section and we recommend you to make best use of this feature not just for expanding your knowledge but also to share with community. This is also a great location to expand the reach of your profile that may help you in achieving your career objectives. In the meantime, check out our latest blog on "How to convert Project's WBS to Activity Codes in Oracle P6".

Free Library

PCO Free Library is world’s largest online Project Controls document sharing location where 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. Some of the latest ones are DCMA 14-Point Schedule Assessment, Planning & Scheduling Excellence Guide (PASEG) and Project scheduling rules. Check out the full listing by visiting this most visited PCO location.

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.

Thank You

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.

Have a good day and keep up your good work!

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


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