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Course on Effective Project Management - Earned Progress Approach

Who Could Benefit From The Course
  • Project Directors
  • Contract Managers / Executives
  • Site Managers / Site Agent
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Site Supervisor
  • Developers
  • Contracts and Sub-contracts
  • Graduates and Students
Determination of actual progress in term of time and cost is very important during the execution and monitoring of any project. Effective project management is the accepted solution that uses a structured approach in managing projects. Successful managers is assisted by their ability to develop a fully integrated information and control system to plan, instruct, monitor and control large amount of data, quickly and accurately to facilitate the problem solving and decision making process. Comprehensive toolkit using a computer producing organisation charts, work breakdown structures, bar-charts, resource histograms and cash flow statements.
Wrong reporting arises when expenses and progress are reported separately. Hence, quality and accurate estimation is essential to effectively plan and control a project. Data Capture technique provides regularly information on the project’s progress and status. The Earned Value approach, developed in 1967, fully integrated cost and time. The performance measuring mechanism periodically assessed progress and costs in  comparable units against baseline plan.
Earned Value structure can either be presented as table that provides further detail to investigate any variance, or as graph that provides an excellent presentation that can be easily assimilated. The schedule variance can be translated directly from the earned value graph using any one of the three measuring techniques.
About The Speaker 
Professor Ir. Dr Abu Bakar Mahat hails from an engineering background having completed his BSc. Honours in Mechanical Engineering. He holds a Master and Doctorate Degrees in the field of Manufacturing Technology from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom in 1983 and 1987. 
He has substantial industrial experience that covers many technical and management functions as well as business development and project implementation. To date, he has successfully managed and completed a number of projects of various capacities. He is very active in providing advisory and consultancy services and representatives to the various private and government agencies such as MARA, SIRIM, CIDB, SMIDEC, IEM and BEM. Professor Ir. Dr Abu Bakar Mahat currently serves as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology at Nilai University and heads the various departments offering engineering, aircraft maintenance, information technology, applied sciences and allied health programmes.. 
Last but not least, he is a highly respectable and reputable professional in the field of Mechanical as Corporate Member of IEM (MIEM), registered Professional Engineer with BEM (PEng), Corporate Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineer, UK (MIMechE) and a Chartered Engineer, UK (CEng). 

Course Schedule



0900am – 0930am Light Breakfast / Registration
0930am – 1030am
Session 1
Brief Introduction to Project Management Project Planning and Scheduling
Data Capture Method
1045am – 1100am Tea Break
1100am – 1215pm
Session 2
Earned Value Approach
Determination of Cost and Schedule Variances Decision Making & Analysis
1215pm – 1245pm Q&A / Certificate Presentation
1245pm – 0130pm Lunch


Registration Fee


Registration Fee

Normal RM150.00

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  • If place is reserved and intended participant fail to attend the course, fee is to be settled in full. If participant has made payment and failed to attend the course, the fee paid is non-refundable.
  • The Organising Committee reserves the right to postpone, reschedule, allocate or cancel the course.
  • No cancellation will be accepted prior to the date of the event.