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Training Courses by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

Dear Visitors

Kindly please find a brochure of project management training courses which conduct by me HERE.

 

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Earned Value Management System (EVMS) by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

How do you manage your project? A simple question with a difficult and
complicate answer. So many institute and university around the globe work on
this subject seriously to find the better ways for manage projects. As time
goes on, our level of managements increasing gradually by increasing in
knowledge, skills and tools.

Let's back to my question: Which method is using by you for managing
your project?

Earned Value Management System (EVMS) is one of the most reputable
methodologies for manage projects which innovated by US Deputy of Defense (DOD)
in 1967.This method focused on managing cost of projects .This goal is achieved
by determine 32 criteria for establish a systematic approach in project management.
By implementing this method, moreover managing cost, you will have other
results. This method is simple to understand .Despite it is not comprehensive
as PMBOK for covering all aspects of managing projects but it is quite
impressive .This method determined 32 criteria in 5 aspects and as I said all
of criteria are cost oriented. These five chapters are:

 1. Organization                                 

2. Planning, scheduling and budgeting

3. Accounting consideration

4. Analysis and management reports

5. Revisions and data management

 This standard registered by ANSI
under the code number of ANSI/EIA 748

 

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Qualitative Risk Modeling In Primavera Risk Analysis by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

As you know, we use Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis software
for modeling, evaluating and managing Risks in our project. There are so many
kinds of risks that all of us know in our project. We are unanimous in this
principal that all projects have risk!

It is essential that we don’t neglect to manage them .All
of us has an obvious understanding of type of risk that affects Time or Cost of
project directly like these: Extension of time of a task ,Being delay in start
of a task, Extra cost of Bulk or tagged materials and so on. We can assign
these kinds of risks directly to time and cost of each related task in software
and evaluate the impact.

But how about this kind of Risks: Poor understanding and detail
in specification,  Health risks for
employees in site place, Likelihood changes in our client managerial team,
Underestimating of inflation rate for the future ,UN Sanctions , a big brawl in
our project vicinity  or in  the worst case, happening a war in your
neighborhood! Or an opportunities like this: Reuse previous design work, it may
be possible to use designs created for previous project?

How we can confront them?

If we want to manage a risk, we have to model it and If we
want to model a risk, we should assign it to a task or resource (and so on to a
calendar) .But in these case studies, Those risks are overall and it is out of
our ability to determine obviously which activities or resources and how degree
will affect from these risks?

By the use of Risk Register in software, you can add
these qualitative risks to your plan and do all necessary analysis. After that,
you can offer mitigation solutions to decrease the impact of threat or promote
the impact of opportunities and build impacted plans according to Pre-mitigated
and Post-mitigated registered risks to analyze what will happen after utilize
mitigation solutions.

Also it is available to define the area of affects by risks
and formulate the calculation of Risk score.

At the next step, if you want, you can quantify
these risks and roughly evaluate the consequence of them in a range of
probability and impact on cost and schedule

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Maturity Models in Project Management by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

There are two major points of view for evaluating maturity in a projectized
organization. The first approach evaluates maturity of organization project
management and the second one is dedicated to evaluate a single project. An
organizational model intends to compare capabilities of your organization with a
predefined idealistic organization model and best practices, then at the
result, reveal the areas of weakness and opportunities of your organization. These
models focus on your process and procedures and generally classified your
organization in one of its levels.

A projectise model compare a single project with a model and concludes a
report in alignment with the achievement of project goals. Most of this kind of
models use for evaluating a project in award ceremonies and don’t show the
level of maturity in your organization and route of improvement.

Some of most famous of them is listed below

Organizational Approaches:                     

  1. OPM3 (Organizational
    Project Management Maturity Model) - has 4 levels of maturity in Portfolio,
    Program and project levels. The concept of OPM3 is based on the idea that there
    is a correlation between an organization’s capabilities in Project Management,
    Program Management, and Portfolio Management, And its effectiveness in
    implementing strategy (Standardize, Measure, Control and Improve)

  2. Kerzner Model (Project
    Management Maturity Model)-has 5 levels(Common language, Common Process, Singular
    Methodology, Benchmarking and Continues improvement)

  3. Wysocki Model-has 5 levels(Initial
    Process, Structured process, Institutional Process, Managed Process and
    Optimizing process)

  4. Traditional Model- has 5
    levels (Initial, Repeatable, Defined, Managed and Optimized)

  5. Prince 2 Model –has 3
    levels

  6. CMMI(SEI) Model –Has 5
    levels (Initial, Managed, Defined ,Quantitatively Managed and Optimizing)

  7. Ronald Garies Model

 

Project Evaluation
Models:


  1. PMPMM

  2. PM-Solution

  3. IPMA (PEM)

  4. Project Health Check

Undoubtedly you know some other models which
are not listed here.Please furnish me with your comments about this post and
share your knowledge with others.

 

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PMBOK 2012 by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

The fifth edition of Project Management Body of Knowledge standard (PMBOK 2012 Edition) Is coming .It is under review and the preliminary version was published by PMI in PMI website and it is open for public comments through 20 March .You just need be member of PMI website and have a user name and password (it is free).you can find it in this address: http://www.pmi.org/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards.aspx
After collect point of views, it will publish for common usage
the most important change in this version is this: Add one new knowledge are to the ninth previous areas under the name” stakeholders management “.The processes in the new version will increase from 42 up to 47 processes. There are a few other changes like that the name of a few processes will amended

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Project Management Training Courses by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

If you are interested in Project Management topic, kindly please refer to attached file and find a brochure of PM Training Courses. Please furnish me with your valued comments about these courses

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Iran and the UAE trade relationships by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

 Iran decides to prohibit the opening of credit letters for importing products from the UAE. What is your idea about this matter?How it affects project implementation in Iran and economic affairs in the Persian Gulf region?

In this post I would like to know your opinion.Please furnish me with your comments 
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Some questions and answers about EPC projects by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

Q1: Is "EPC" type of contract only dedicated to construction projects or it is a common type of contract and can use in all type of projects like IT projects?

A1:"EPC" is a global type of contracts, which recognize by FIDIC organization. EPC is a brief name of Eigineering, Procurement and Construction but generally, it means all scope of works should do by one selected contractor.

 All risks, duties and job completion works transfer to a contractor. Employer should define its requirement and Scope of project completely. After that, select a contractor and that requirements detailed by contractor in basic and detail design phase and all execution works will done by this company.

Usually, this type of contract use for huge projects such as manufacturing a factory, Oil & gas or dam construction projects but, it is not a law and rarely a few projects in other disciplines such as IT, works under the conditions of EPC contracts .You can't see any construction job in this projects but it means selected contractor have all scope of client's works and is responsible to fulfill all commitments of project.

I know a few projects in Software programming which executing with an EPC contract. For more information, refer to "FIDIC EPC contract type".

 

 Q2: assume we are an employer and sign an "EPC" contract with one of our contractor. How we can control its works?

A2: there are some important advice about EPC contracts which each employer and contractor should consider them:

  1. If the client can't define its requirements completely or don’t have any time to do it or its organization is not expert in this type of projects , it is strongly suggest to avoid EPC contracts because all future designs will done according to predefined client's requirements or uncompleted basic design by contractor. In such projects such as underground projects the client cannot prepare mentioned documents to bring a vivid understanding of scope of work then, should select other types of contract. This is first step to satiety of day-by-day control in EPC projects!
  2. As I mentioned above the most powerful tools for employer for control its contractor is this: define client's requirements completely and detailed it!
  3. In the bill of Quantity (BOQ), client consider some items such as Quality Control (QC), Management services and etc in job descriptions .After that, assign a quantity of total value of project to them (for example 2 percent of total value).In the future they will prepare a breakdown for this items and make an agreements about it .It can use for client as a lever to control quantity and quality of contractor's proceeds.
  4. In execution phase, employer uses its hidden power on payment monthly statements of contractor (It is not legal but works!)

 

Q3: In one of contract types, all staffs, materials, design and execution team belong to client. It means client hire all teams and implement its project by own team .What is this type of contract?

A3: We named this type of contracts "In-House". There is not any specific type of project management style in this kind of projects but, please note that relationships among project teams is a little different from another types and it is suggested to use this type of contract for short works or works that don’t need a high quality. Iranian government call this type of contract "amani"

 

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S-Curve by: Adel Aliaskari,PMP

If you want to know what S-Curve is or how you can draw an S-Curve for a MS Project time schedule plan, please refer to attached file and download this manual.

      S-Curve                                         

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