No topic is off limits, and we have the answers you’re looking for? There may be trouble ahead...

Hello.  We have an Ask the Expert session below which may prove interesting if we do as they suggest and accept that "Nothing is off limits"  Aghem?
We have some questions for you about what a JUNIOR LEVEL PLANNER / SCHEDULER should be called and some details of how you can be a PILOT - if there is any room left on the PLANE....
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Live Q&A Session: Ask the Project Planning Experts
Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 am ET
How can you quickly resolve schedule shortcomings?
Is there a way to easily capture schedule and cost risk and uncertainty?

How do you determine how to accelerate schedules to deliver delayed projects on-time? If you’re wondering about one the above topics, or have questions about anything related to project planning, for that matter, then this live Ask the Expert is for you! Join Tom Polen, Solution Architect and Schedule Quality Guru at Deltek and Lorrie Tietze, Founder and Manager of Interface Consulting, LLC for a live Q&A session to have even your toughest project management questions answered.  No topic is off limits, and we have the answers you’re looking for.  

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Live Webinar: The Risky Choice – Risk Events vs. Uncertainty
Thursday, September 29 at 11:00am ET

Many people are unsure when it comes to modeling schedule risk whether to apply the risk as Uncertainty or a Risk Event. Each has its purpose, but when used incorrectly, they can drastically reduce the value of your schedule risk assessment. Don’t risk your schedule by using the wrong model! Join us for a live webinar to learn more about risk modeling overall, and how choosing the right approach can keep you on plan and under budget.

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New Content! EVM for Dummies Cheat Sheet: Introducing EVMS

You likely already know that earned value management (EVM) is a framework for managing projects. But what is an earned value management system (EVMS) and why is it so important to comply with EIA – 748?

Download our brand new cheat sheet to learn more!


The Guild chaps have asked us to poll you, our fine practitioners on what you think about the following names that have been proposed for the Guild of Project Controls Career Path Matrix Levels.

The five levels that relate to the Guild's Career Matrix are shown below...

> FELLOW Level (a right know it all)
> EXPERT Level (Planning Manager)
> ADVANCED Level (Senior Planner)
> PROFESSIONAL Level (Planner)
> INTERMEDIATE Level (Assistant Planner)

We have been asked to find out your opinions on these and to offer one last chance to propose a change or to freeze and 'baseline' them...


There has been some discussion whether or not the INTERMEDIATE Level is the appropriate term for those of us in the Assistant Planner / Scheduler, Assistant Cost Engineer or Assistant Project Controls Engineer role etc?  

So, in context of the Career Path Matrix and also our Credentials, does it in your opinion reflect a reasonable 'descriptor' for this stage in a practitioners career and also for the Guild Certification they may have attained? 

Please send your thoughts; good, bad, rude or ugly to who will collate the feedback and then we will be off and running...


Test our INTERMEDIATE (beginner) Level exams and if you pass recieve a FREE Intermediate (beginner) Level Certification in one or more of the following:

> in Planning & Scheduling (GiPS)  
> in Cost Management (GiCM)
> in Forensic Analysis (GiFA)

The exam is OPEN BOOK, meaning you can refer to the Guild Compendium & Reference and it has a fixed time limit, will demonstrate what you KNOW and UNDERSTAND and can be done at HOME or in the OFFICE on your BROWSER.  

Email if you want to get involved but hurry because time is running out and places are short, or should that be time is short and places are runing out?



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