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Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Professionalism in Project Control Howard Malleson The Assessment Service Centre of ACostE.

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1 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Professionalism in Project Control Howard Malleson The Assessment Service Centre of ACostE

2 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Projects are enterprises or activities that:- Bring about, or result from, change. Have defined goals and objectives. Create business opportunities. Contain elements of uncertainty and risk.

3 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 “The key purpose of those engaged in project control occupations is to develop and provide professional estimating, cost control, planning and commercial support to the successful implementation of projects”

4 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Projects are enterprises or activities that:- Bring about, or result from, change. Have defined goals and objectives. Create business opportunities. Contain elements of uncertainty and risk. Project Control PlanningEstimatingCost Engineering Commercial Support

5 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 The Functional Map

6 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Using technical skills Using information technology Risk identification, analysis, monitoring and control Estimating resource requirements Assuring and controlling the quality of project control Controlling project documentation Acquiring, interpreting and using data and information

7 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Project Control Body Of Competence 51 Occupational Standards 346 specifications of what you must be able to do 408 specifications of what you must know Level 3 – 17 Standards Level 4 – 35 Standards

8 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Unit – Oversee the application of IT to project control Context The collection and processing of project control data. Reporting project current status Predicting future status Application of software and hardware as a competent user, not an IT specialist

9 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Unit – Oversee the application of IT to project control You must be able to: Make recommendations about the choice and use of software and systems Extract, enter, edit and process information Structure and create reports to meet project needs Share your skills and understanding Improve the effectiveness of IT application Recommend and implement security measures

10 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Unit – Oversee the application of IT to project control You must know: About the attributes of available IT tools How to select and customise IT tools About the operational needs of the project control IT systems Sources and flow paths of project control data About data security systems About data system interfaces within your own and with external organisations

11 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 To download the National Occupational Standards and the details of the National Vocational Qualifications: Go to

12 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Some Users Of The Standards And Qualifications Azerbaijan International Oil Company Atomic Weapons Establishment British Nuclear GroupWorley Parsons Rolls RoyceStone & Webster Kellogg Brown & RootBerkley Power Station Rolls Royce Marine PowerFranklin and Andrews Selex - SASChicago Bridge International BAe SystemsFoster Wheeler Turner & TownsendUKAEA

13 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Using The Standards Achievement of formal qualifications Creation of training and development programmes Bench marking Recognition of personal and professional growth and capabilities

14 Assessment structure Awarding Body External Verification Approved Centre TASC Internal Verification Assessors Candidates

15 The Assessment Process  identify opportunities which generate evidence  assess evidence of competent performance  assess knowledge  match performance and knowledge evidence against scope requirements  analyse evidence  collate evidence in a portfolio

16 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Candidate Profile Candidate 4 Early 40s, outgoing and personable –HNC (Mech) and apprenticeship –Planning and site experience –Lead Planning Engineer on proposals Since NVQ level 4: –Top Strategic Planner in company –Working with Strategic Lead Team –Has gained real confidence as a consequence –Is a big believer in NVQs

17 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Candidate Profile Candidate 2 Late 20s, low career aspiration/enjoyed work –Site Office Technical Assistant background –Very capable at grade –Started on Level 3 Since NVQ Level 4: –Worked in Planning Risk and Estimating –Willing to be the “Project Acupuncturist” –Now Project Control Manager –Considered one of the ‘High Fliers’

18 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 National and International Recognition National Vocational Qualifications at Levels 3 and 4 awarded by ECITB Matching with Engineering Council UK Spec as a basis for CEng, IEng and Eng Tech through ACostE The Standards and qualifications ‘hosted’ on the ICEC website Certified Cost Engineer from the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) through ACostE based on the NVQ Corporate and graduate membership of ACostE – MACostE and GMACostE

19 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 The National Qualifications And Professional Excellence Develop and demonstrate the ability to DO plus Develop and demonstrate depth and breadth of KNOWLEDGE Proven Competence and Professional Excellence

20 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Future Developments Improving intake into the profession Bench marking to improve team management Extending professional standing and recognition

21 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Structured Alternative Intakes Into The Profession Of Project Control GCSE/A level entrants to apprenticeships Experienced craft/technician or HNC/HND or graduate entrant to apprenticeship/graduate training scheme College based basic technician training – key skills, project control elements & F.E. Off the job bridging courses including key skills, technology, project control elements and F.E./H.E. – tailored to individual needs Company defined on the job coached basic introduction to project control including: Estimating, planning, purchasing, cost engineering, risk, QA, change control etc Provided by a mix of off site (training establishment or college) and on site New Foundation Level NVQ in Project Control (Level 2) In company job related coached project control experience Existing Intermediate Level NVQ in Project Control (Level 3)

22 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 Benchmarking Process Candidate completes the Experience and Knowledge Self Assessment Review, initial rating and interview preparation by Assessor Interview by Assessor – 30 to 40 minutes. Adjust initial ratings Prepare and issue report

23 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007

24 Benchmarking Responses by the candidate will be accorded one of five ratings 0 – No knowledge 1 – Aware of the activity but little practical knowledge or experience 2 – Competent to deliver at Intermediate level 3 – Competent to deliver at Professional level 4 – Recognised expert can supervise others and advise clients.

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27 The ACostE Professional Qualification Family

28 Professional Development Learning Event – 27 March 2007 The Pillar of Knowledge The Pillar of Experience The Key Stone of Competence ACostE – Building The Arch of Professionalism


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