Project controls are essential mechanisms by which areas of potential risk and project progress are identified, adjusted, and monitored. Utilizing this information to ensure a “best fit”, DuraBante exercises a variety of methods for controlling a project and will work with the organization in both selecting appropriate methodologies as well as adjusting the project as needed.

Scope Controls

To address a project’s “scope creep” or growth outside the confines of the originally defined scope of work, DuraBante identifies those items which are within, and manages those that are beyond the originally defined project range. Doing this ensures a reduction in cost and inefficiencies in scheduling. Later, the project concerns labeled as “out-of-scope” may be addressed should funding permit.

  • Charter
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Matrix
  • Gap Analysis

Schedule Controls

Identification of potential slips in scheduling are evaluated utilizing strategically placed controls. This system provides a means of pre-requisite identification and creation of project completion timelines. In order to keep the project within the planned timeline, a critical path assessment is formulated, creating an order of prioritization wherein critical portions of a project are scheduled to be completed first.

  • Project Management Plan
  • Project Schedule
  • Work Performance Matrix
  • Critical Path Assessment

Cost Controls

Overall project costs and the control of these costs are vital to the success of an organization. Potential expenditures within a project include the fixed costs, potential material, labor and other extraneous expenses. Keeping this in mind, DurBante collaborates with the customer’s finance team in evaluating, measuring, predicting and understanding these project pricing escalators as well as ensuring all cost accounting codes and activities are in line with the organizations approved protocols.

  • Project Management Plan
  • Project Funding Requirements
  • Inventory Analysis
  • Budget Forecasts

Quality Controls

Controls are put in place ensuring the customer receives the highest quality outcomes from a project. To ensure project quality, DuraBante uses a variety of metrics and tests tailored to the organization and project, providing meaningful data for decision makers. DuraBante’s goal is to make sure developed standards meet or exceed the customer’s expectations.

  • Quality Controls
  • Quality Metrics
  • Deliverables Review
  • Verification Test
  • Validation Test

Risk Controls

Risk controls assess the uncertainty associated with project activities, making risk evaluation a necessary and ongoing procedure. Primary focus is placed on the safety, regulatory and environmental concerns of a project. DuraBante works with the organization’s field team to establish a platform for concise and effective communication regarding potential risk reporting in the field.

  • Risk Register
  • Risk Assessments
  • Audits
  • Performance Reports

Administrative Controls

Administrative controls contain the various reports for key performance indicators and provide the leading indicators to identify potential issues. Typically, these controls are handled by the organization’s project management office. Administrative controls may be used to track change orders, alterations to organizational expectations and goals, and reporting on scheduling and budgeting.

  • Procurement Documentation
  • Performance Reports
  • Change Requests
  • Project Management Plan

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