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Dear member,

Welcome to April 2013 edition of Newsletter.

We are glad to inform you in our 15th issue of newsletter that membership has increased over 6500 and is constantly growing. As we all know the success couldn’t have been achieved without your support which has motivated us to introduce new programs and various other benefits thereby offering better guidance to our project controls practitioners. In this edition of newsletter, we would like to share some of recent updates and "work in process" to make you aware of our progress.

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

ProjectControlsOnline (PCO), is constantly working to improve its content layout and design for the end user benefit and ease of use and as well as to accommodate in more features for the community. Once such change is displaying the latest updates of PCO on home page offering quick snapshot of recent development of portal

PCO Library

We are glad to announce that PCO has been successful in introducing a new feature i.e., Video library. This newly included feature contains a wide range of training videos which is offered at a very nominal cost. Users can access great quality Project Controls knowledge material in video format, designed to be seen on PC, Android and Apple devices.

This Video Library includes some of the most popular content on Oracle Primavera such as –

 - FULL Oracle Primavera Training Course
 - Primavera P6 - How to use activity usage profile
 - Primavera P6 - Contract Management Workflow Settings
 - Primavera P6 - Assigning roles to project activities
 - Primavera P6 - How to setup new roles
 - Primavera P6 - Resource assignments window
 - Primavera P6 - Assigning resources with resource wizard
 - Primavera P6 - Using Resource lag & Resource duration
 - Primavera P6 - Earned Value tutorial
 - Primavera P6 - Introduction to Claim Digger

Please note: Members must be logged in to view these video.

PCO Jobzone

PCO continues to attract Project Controls job postings from all over the world. Check out some of the new roles below –

Scantec Jobs
Project Resource Jobs
ProjCon Jobs

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 blogs on –

Resource Progress Curves in Primavera P6
How to manage risk in Primavera P6 Professional
How to use Role Limits in P6
How to use Trace Logic in Primavera P6

For full list of new additions, please visit our blog section

Project Controls Expo 2012 presentations:

We are glad to announce that all the presentations of Expo 2012 have been made publicly available and could now be viewed under Event Proceedings.

Upcoming Events

Project Controls Expo 2013 – Organised by PCO:

We are proud to announce the launch of Project Controls Expo 2013- Our 3rd event with the clear objective of providing significant practical and theoretical awareness on Project Controls process, tools and techniques to its stakeholders which is now happening on 13th Nov 203 at Twickenham Stadium, London.

So, don't miss this chance and register to be part of this exciting event. For your convenience, here are some links

Sponsors and Exhibitors, who wish to mark their presence at this exclusive show, can contact to us at and we will be glad to help.

EVA 18 Project Controls

Preliminary information on EVA 18 is now available and can be seen on PCO. EVA 18 is poised to attract best speakers from the industry to conduct presentations and workshop.

Work in Progress

Video Library

As promised, we have successfully expanded our video library, which includes a wide range of training modules designed for our project controls practitioner and brought to you at a very nominal price. Our work does not end here and we are invariably working to improve this section further.


In this section a modular structure has been built that spreads across a set number of modules covering full spectrum of Project Controls comprising all its base elements such as, Planning & Scheduling, Change Management, Risk Management and many more.

Partner Announcements/News -


ProjCon offers the best industry specific Project Controls training and training to wide range of industry professionals. ProjCon consultants work with Client to enhance their Project Controls capability that allows them to deliver positive outcomes. Our comprehensive array of products and services provide powerful, affordable solutions to virtually all aspects of the Project Controls.

ProjCon’s specialist & exclusive trainings are led by trainers who have real life Project Controls experience with considerable knowledge of implementing integral project control systems. Some of our courses are –

  • Integrated Project Controls Framework (Reference # 100A)
  • Planning, Scheduling & Earned Value Management (Reference # 101A)
  • Introduction to Cost Engineering & Estimating (Reference # 102A)
  • Advanced Cost Estimating Course (Reference # 102B)
  • Construction Delay & Forensic Schedule Analysis (Reference # 103A)
  • Project Risk Analysis & Management (Reference # 104A)
  • Project Change Control & Management (Reference #105A)
  • Oracle Primavera Overview (Reference # 201A)
  • Oracle Primavera Resource Management (Reference # 202A)
  • Acumen Fuse Training (Reference # 204A)

Project Resource

Project Resource, the specialist construction and engineering recruitment agency glad to announce their first overseas office in Perth, Australia.

The office is headed up by Derek Scott a founder of Project Resource who said "Our goal is to support the demand for skilled engineers in Australia that we are experiencing within our UK business. I want the Australian recruitment market to benefit from the fantastic job seekers that we have in the UK that would want to move there to work."

If you would like to Project Resource team in Australia about how they can help you or your company, they can be reached at or +61 (08) 6189 8758. For more information on how Project Resource can help employers and professionals, visit their company website.

You can also keep up to date with news by following Project resource on LinkedIn or if you are interested in moving to WA then join their dedicated group 'Relocate and Work in Western Australia - From the UK'.



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Utilize your technical expertise to ensure that project control activities are efficiently managed through all project phases. Join our team with your specialized background in planning, cost, scheduling, estimating, and quantity surveying.

We’re currently hiring for the following opportunities:
  • Cost Engineers
  • Cost Reporting Engineers
  • Planner/Schedulers
  • Project Controls Leads
To apply now or to learn more, please go to


Acumen Annual Summit and User Conference

Acumen welcomes you to its third Annual Summit to be held from September 30 – October 2, 2013 at Houston, TX. It’s time again for Acumen software users and project professionals from all industries to gather for networking, learning, and sharing project management best practices beside the uses for Acumen Fuse, Acumen Risk and Acumen 360.

Click here for more details.


EcoSys invites you to our FREE Breakfast Seminars. RSVP via the links below!

Topic: Project Controls Best Practices with EcoSys

More than just cost reporting, effective project controls help to deliver success throughout the entire project lifecycle, from the very earliest stages of project selection and planning, through project execution and reconciliation of actual expenditures. In this free breakfast seminar, we discuss the best practices that make project controls more efficient and effective and help to predict outcomes and take corrective action.

 - April 16 – Denver
 - April 25 – Toronto

Topic: The Top 5 Challenges to Effective Cost Controls (And How to Overcome Them)

Project success is maximised by access to timely information that can proactively shape business decisions. Expectations are growing higher, yet Project Controllers are facing increased project complexity, volatility and information dispersion. In this presentation, we discuss the most significant challenges to effective cost controls, emerging from organisational readiness to the design of processes and systems. Then we identify the solutions that organisations are implementing to achieve higher-quality information more quickly and to realise more successful projects.

 - May 15 – London
 - May 16 – Aberdeen

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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