Overview This white paper identifies key questions you will need answered before tool selection, and guides people in dealing with vendors. Author Martin Vaughan is a Director and Senior Consultant with Core Consulting Group (CCG). He has spent his career working … Continue reading
Overview This white paper explores Uncertainty and Risk; two elements of the changing project environment, their impact on project objectives and the various ways they can be managed. Author Masoud Zakipoor was a consultant with Core Consulting Group with over … Continue reading
Overview This white paper explores why organisations struggle integrating cost reporting with EPM tools and offers insight into the missing link – the cost engine. Author Martin Vaughan is the Managing Director and Senior Consultant with Core Consulting Group (CCG). … Continue reading
Overview This whitepaper explores what an organisation needs to do to prepare for an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool. It also provides a framework for an organisational EPM tool readiness assessment. Author Martin Vaughan is a founding Director and Senior … Continue reading
Overview This whitepaper provides a summary of the points discussed in the Core Consulting Group breakfast event held in April 2014 on when Project Management meets Agile. We wanted to explore the similarities and differences between the two approaches to … Continue reading
Overview The exact amount of contingency required is a difficult question to answer and this paper will explore why the question is problematic. The development of contingency for projects and how to determine when there is enough is also discussed. … Continue reading
Overview This document outlines a “Simple Earned Value” technique, a technique which sticks to a simple 0/100% Milestone approach with some Level of effort tasks maintained using the % Complete field calculated by the tool. Earned Value is typically done … Continue reading
Overview This whitepaper provides a synopsis of the “Victorian Government’s Ombudsman’s Own Motion” investigation into ICT-enabled projects, November 2011, which is available on the following link: Investigation into ICT Enabled Projects Covered in this paper is an explanation of “what” … Continue reading
Overview This whitepaper discusses the importance of, and clarifies the use of Uncertainty and the Funding Reserves required to provide a complete Project Budget. by Carol Elzink Carol Elzink was a Senior Consultant, Planning and Estimation Subject Matter Expert with … Continue reading
Overview This whitepaper provides practical advice to those wishing to plan, track and report on a Program of work using MS Project scheduling software. Much of the general advice is applicable to other tools, while the specifics are applicable to … Continue reading
Overview This whitepaper explores the impact some newer technologies and social media are having, or going to have, on the nature of project information. It also looks at how we, as users of project information, can adapt to meet the … Continue reading
Overview This whitepaper explores some of the challenges in dependency management. Readers will take away recommendations as to how they can go about improving dependency management within their projects and programs. Author James Torrington was a Senior Planner/Scheduler with Core … Continue reading
Overview Since the first release of SharePoint in 2001, it has been hugely successful in delivering team collaboration capability. Recently however, with the release of SharePoint 2010 a range of SharePoint based Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools are entering … Continue reading
This whitepaper continues on from the paper presented by Martin Vaughan at PMOZ Conference Canberra 2009 – Improving Estimating and Cost Management on IT Projects.
The Gate Value Method was developed by Core Consulting Group as an alternative to Earned Value for business and technology projects. Organisations often struggle with the implementation of Earned Value due to the effort required to set up and maintain Earned Value Management systems.