The largest international Project Controls event
It seems October is the perfect month for Project Management enthusiasts. Shortly after our trip to Project Challenge (which we spoke about in our last post), we will be heading to Arsenal for the Project Control Expo. The conference is another great opportunity to discover the latest advancements in the world of Project Management, this time with a focus on exploring the domain of Project Controls.
You can view the event brochure for a full run-down of what’s taking place throughout the day.
So, what is Project Controls?
“The fact that one failed project can potentially wipe out an entire year’s profit helps put the value of Project Controls into perspective” – Project Control website
Project Controls go hand-in-hand with successful Project Management. If PM is the overall managing of a project, then Project Controls is the quality control – measuring a project’s progress against its blueprint and seeing how the two match up. It’s there to act as a safeguard against failure as well as providing reports, data, and a constant overview of progress.
Project Controls is the gathering of data and analytical processes which is used to predict, understand and influence the time and cost outcomes of a project. It covers quite a broad field, and as such the Expo will address a number of different areas throughout the day. There will be multiple zones located around the event. These include:
- Master Class Zone
- Technology Zone
- Workshop Zone
- Back to Basics Zone
Each zone is targeted towards a certain group of attendees, but there is something for all at each one. Visit the Master Class for a chance to discuss the theory and practice of Project Controls with many leading professionals from around the world. Or, if you’re relatively new to the realm of Project Controls, the Back to Basics Zone is aimed at beginner and intermediate professionals and will discuss fundamental elements of Project Controls disciplines in depth.
Why you should attend
Project Control Expo is open to all, but expect to see a mixture of the following people:
- Project Controls Engineers
- Cost Estimation & Engineers
- Project Support Managers
- Project Leaders/Directors/Managers
- Operations Directors/Managers
- Business Consultants
But don’t be put off if you don’t fall into one of those categories! As we said, the Expo is open to all professionals who are interested in or inspired by Project Controls and Project Management. Regardless of your level of experience or area of expertise; whether managing, implementing or planning – the Project Controls event promises to educate and improve your project performance and managing. The focus of the Expo is to involve you, the participant, as much as possible to create a true “learning environment”. Plus, with a host of different sessions, speakers and exhibitors to choose from, Project Controls aims to provide an educational and fun experience for as many as possible. There really is no better place for it!
We’re delighted to be confirmed as a gold sponsor for the event, and will be exhibiting in the Partner Showcase and Job Fair at the Highbury Suite. You can find us at stand 6. It’s our chance to showcase some of the products we’ve been putting all our efforts into, and help give people a greater understanding of the things we get up to at Program Framework.
We’re also very happy to announce that James Butler will be speaking on behalf of Program Framework at the event. James has over 15 years’ experience working in the areas of performance management, organisational change, delivery and process management across multiple sectors. In these roles James has lead significant business turnarounds, managed change and delivery programmes and supported the creation of new capabilities and processes.
Introducing the concepts, tooling and approaches of Resource Portfolio Management, James will be expressing how these can be used to cut costs and drive utilisation in the near-to-long term planning horizon. This presentation will introduce a strategic approach to resource management to fit with existing processes and technologies, and enable you to undertake robust scenario planning.
Most organisations struggle with the challenges of matching their available resources to the demands of current and future projects, and getting it wrong is costly. It doesn’t matter in which sector you work; every company strives for effective resource management – particularly in times of change. Using available resources in the most efficient way possible is of great importance.
We hope to see you there!
Project Control Expo promises to be a fun, exciting and beneficial experience for anyone interested in all things Project Management. It’s also worth mentioning that the Expo’s partners will be featuring permanent, contract-to-hire, contract and part-time roles both in the UK and globally. So, whether your needs are to office based, virtually, offshore or even overseas, Project Controls will provide an excellent opportunity to find those positions. You can register your attendance here.
For more information visit the Project Control Expo website.