DCM Associates, Inc. is an independent
supplier of project controls. Our services include consulting, staff
augmentation, and contracted project work so that we can assist you
with your projects and staffing issues. Our project controls line of
expertise include: planning and scheduling, project monitoring,
tracking, updating and analysis, cost control, estimating, resource
management, Earned Value™ and quantity surveying. Working as a
third-party project controls resource for your team we are positioned
to focus only on your goals & objectives.
Project Controls The Project Controls discipline consists of all the specialties; planning & scheduling, cost control, estimating, quantity surveying, resources management, and most importantly the ability to analyze all the above to ensure the success of your projects. Below find a brief comment on some of the specialties.
Planning & Scheduling Planning and Scheduling is one of the key elements essential to a good project controls system. Our associates understand the need for a scheduling system that supplies specific information to support your unique business requirements. We have vast experience in knowing there are other data points required in a project schedule to ensure proper monitoring and control. Our expertise and insight will guarantee your schedules have the ability to foresee potential problems early enough to recommend corrective action insuring project success. We are experienced and comfortable in using all the latest project management software including Primavera (P3 - P6), MS Project. We also understand it is not the software it is the knowledge and analysis that matters.
Cost Controls/Estimating DCM aligns the project estimate and your cost requirements with the project schedule to create a system that is meaningful, measurable and quantifiable. This scientific approach to project management eliminates subjectivity and produces reliable information enabling proper management decisions. Our resources have the expertise to use standard units or the latest estimating software such as Icarus.
Resource Management Integrating the planning/scheduling and estimate will give you quantifiable resource requirements. Analyzing the schedule and costs allows for scientific analysis of resource requirements and compliance. We can and will work with you to align your systems and ours so that you have a completely integrated project controls systems.
Earned Value™ and Quantity Surveying As your independent project controls representative performing quantity surveys actually measuring what was physically completed, you can be assured of an unbiased status and indisputable productivity analysis. With our expertise of aligning the scope, the schedule, the estimate, cost control and a quantity survey, we can guarantee that you will know where you are and what the remaining scope and costs will be so that we can assist you in obtaining your return on investment on schedule.