Project Controls

Applying data management and analysis to proactively understand and inform project decisions such as time and cost.

If successful projects begin with proper planning. A project management plan should be supported by project control processes that monitor work and identify whether the work is proceeding according to plan. To make that determination, our project controls team assesses the data and determine actions to prevent or correct issues.  Project complexity, organisation maturity, team experience, cost, project importance, and other factors determine the level of control needed. Too much control can cause project costs to rise and divert skilled resources from more important tasks. Little control can lead to delays, errors and lower-than-expected project quality. Project Controls is all about balance and we believe we’ve got it right. Capisce QS offers the following project controls services:
  • Management Dashboard Reporting
  • Cost Report Development and Delivery
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Reporting
  • Progress Monitoring and Reporting
  • Cost Control of Project Budget
  • Forecasting
  • Earned Value
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Task Code Development
  • Accrual Development and Posting
  • Purchase Order Creation and Invoice Receipting
  • Forensic Analysis of Project Transactions
  • Mass Data Manipulation and Interrogation
  • Trend Analysis
  • Vendor Reconciliations
  • Independent Peer Reviews
Project Controls

Project highlights

Role: Project Controls 

Scope: SCM21 is a major shutdown for the Olympic Dam Surface Operations that aims to improve the integrity of critical plant and infrastructure to deliver safe and reliable production performance, productivity improvements in bottleneck areas and sustainable cost reductions in non-bottleneck areas.  At a value of +AU$400M, SCM21 is one of the largest highly complex shutdowns executed within Australia. The project underwent three years of project study (Identification, Selection and Definition) for three months of Execution. 

Challenges: Tasks were undertaken to manage numerous sub-contract packages of work in a remote and culturally sensitive location. All works on the smelter shutdown are time and resource critical with tens of millions of dollars at stake for failed planning and execution.  Safety and environmental behaviours are another project critical element all of which adds significant pressure to the project control team in providing detailed reporting and control of the project operations. 

Capisce Solution: Capisce QS delivered full Project Control services across the life of the project Working in close collaboration with BHP, Capisce provided progress measurement, stakeholder engagement, project reporting, change management, cost engineering, whole of life studies, value management, cost estimating, planning and scheduling analysis and the preparation and the establishment of “tollgate” deliverables. 

Success: The project has been delivered safely and within an acceptable timeframe and budget despite the significant impacts the pandemic had on labour and material availability.  Operations at the smelter now continue.