ARES PRISM Blog

The 5 Stages of Project Controls

Posted by Andrew Landridge on Aug 10, 2018 12:47:12 PM

Project controls professionals work tirelessly to deliver their projects on-time and within budget. We believe that there are five core project controls that are elements required for the successful delivery of a project or program: Work breakdown structure (WBS) generation and management, estimation, scheduling, cost management and change management. These five elements are further described in the new White Paper: 5 Pillars of Project Controls

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Topics: Change Management, Cost Management, White Paper Downloads, Project Controls, Estimating

ARES PRISM Highlights from AACE International Conference 2018

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Jul 20, 2018 11:05:16 AM

ARES PRISM was thrilled to be a sponsor at this years AACE International Conference. The event was held in sunny San Diego, California from June 24-26, 2018. We had the opportunity to present about our newest field progressing software features and to discuss improving project performance and integration with Project Control Academy. 

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, PRISM News, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software, Project Controls, Field Management

Measuring Project Performance With Earned Value Management

Posted by Gail Moch on May 3, 2018 10:56:32 AM

According to the Project Management Institute, Earned value management is a management methodology for integrating scope, schedule, and resources; for objectively measuring project performance and progress; and for forecasting project outcome. Earned value management a.k. a EVM is a powerful way to gain insight into how a project is performing and what problems the project may face in the future.

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Project Lifecycle Management, Cost Management, Efficiency, Project Controls

How To Improve Your Project Management Batting Average

Posted by Tom Cutting on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If there were a project management hall of fame, would you want to improve your winning streak? Here's how! 

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Helpful Tips, Project Controls

Contract Management with ARES PRISM

Posted by Costa Bitar on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:43 AM

PRISM G2 Contracts is a complete contracts administration tool for owners, EPCs and construction management firms. PRISM G2 Contracts is a core requirement for many of ARES PRISM's clients around the world, including Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC), Dubai Expo 2020, and many others. The module, has the capabilities to:

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software, Project Controls

Alderon Iron Ore & Their Use Of ARES PRISM

Posted by Gail Medley on Aug 9, 2017 8:41:13 AM

Alderon Iron Ore has been of our valued customers since 2013. This Canadian company has recently been working on the Kami Project, a mining opportunity situated in the Labrador Trough, Canada’s premier iron ore district. "With the recent completion of an updated Preliminary Economic Assessment and Economic Impact Assessment, Alderon is re-booting its Kami Project to take advantage of improved iron ore prices, reduced CAPEX requirements, and available infrastructure. With its access to skilled labour, quality infrastructure, and a high-grade deposit, Kami will deliver a quality product that is cost-effectively shipped to customers around the world." (Alderon Iron Ore, 2017)

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Topics: Cost Management, PRISM News, Project Controls

What is Service Oriented Architecture?

Posted by Gail Medley on Jun 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

You may or may not have heard of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), but this approach is actually at the core of successfully integrating your various software systems. 

A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural approach where you expose and encapsulate services in a coarse-grained manner. It helps to enable integration interaction between systems.  To put it in more basic terms, it is different services communicating with one another. 

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Topics: White Paper Downloads, Efficiency, Project Controls, Integration

Why Invest In Estimating Software?

Posted by Gail Medley on May 11, 2017 7:51:35 AM

Estimates are a necessary part of project management that simply cannot be avoided. Accurate and timely estimates can mean the difference between project success and failure. But beyond that, why should you invest in Estimating software?

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Forecasting, White Paper Downloads, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software, Efficiency, Project Controls

The Advantages & Disadvantages of ERP Software in Project Management

Posted by Simon Medley on Feb 7, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is often used to manage projects, however, it is questionable how effective these systems really are. ERP is a method of using computer technology to link various functions— such as accounting, inventory control, and human resources—across an entire company.  We will be looking specifically at the advantages and disadvantes of the a single all-encompassing solution as opposed to multiple best-of-breed softwares integrated together. 

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Topics: White Paper Downloads, Efficiency, Project Controls

Earned Value Cheat Sheet

Posted by Gail Medley on Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Find yourself forgetting important Earned Value formulas and symbols? Use this handy cheat sheet to refresh your memory! Click here for a printable version.

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Helpful Tips, Cost Management, Project Controls