Posts Tagged ‘fundamentals’


January 5th, 2012 Comments off


“I feel better prepared to deal with some of the more difficult projects that I’m dealing with. I learned a lot about steps and techniques to manage large to small projects.” K Wirch, Keystone Field Engineering

“I learned a lot. Was able to relate to my current role and was able to pick up some good pointers to implement immediately”. H. Dissanayake, Marathon Oil Company

“I feel as if I had no prior knowledge of project management. This seemed like an advance course that touches on all subjects. The important stuff. I feel will I will be able to be more proactive in the process of the project. I also understand the process from start to finish”. R. Webster, Weatherford

“The workshop showed that I already do many of the tasks right but unknowingly skipped some important controls. I liked the importance of defining the scope and eliminate or mitigate as many unknowns as possible. I would recommend this workshop to others as it gives a lot of valuable knowledge to people who may not have known their full job description. “   T. Walker, Imperial Oil Ltd.


“I liked the teacher and how the material was presented. The material helped focus on what a Project Engineer should be concerned with. Other benefits were a better understanding of the roles and functions of a project engineer, a better understanding of project planning and setup, and the importance of communication. I would recommend this workshop to others as it helps guide project engineers on their roles and responsibilities”. I. Cornejo, MEG Energy

“I have a lot to learn about project management but I now have a good base to learn from. I liked the books to take away. They are full of necessary reference material. You are given more than can be absorbed in class so a reference is a must. Other benefits include it being long enough to go in-depth and provide practical skills, good case studies to apply new knowledge, and it allows networking among professionals in the same area of careers. I would recommend this workshop to others as it is a great way to learn the base skill set of project management.” L Ruschkowski, Christiansen Engineering Group Ltd

“There was lot’s of good information to build out project management processes and procedures. There was lot’s of practical information. Some benefits were; it helps to manage projects, helps to develop and refine our processes and procedures and there was useful information about requirements for prime contractor and safety. I would recommend this workshop as it gives a good practical perspective.” J. Christiansen, Christiansen Engineering Group.

“There was lot of useful information. I learned that project managers are well organized methodical people. Some workshop benefits were; the practical information, the forms, and the project management methods. I would recommend this workshop as anybody involved in project management should have this information.: C. Cosse, Hiltap Fittings Ltd


“Attending the workshop helped to see the integration of all parts of the process and understanding other details involved. I liked; understanding the process and having various scenarios to apply information learned. Other benefits were the people, the project management process, and the project manager responsibilities. I would recommend this workshop as it gives an understanding of project management which can be applied to any industry.”C. Guyong, Daylight Energy


“I learned about the large number of responsibilities of a project engineer. I liked the construction management and the role of a project engineer. Other benefits were; it will help me to put all concepts together in an orderly way, will help to organize my immediate responsibilities, the importance of proper documentation and legal aspects, and learn more about the behaviours I need as a project engineer. I would recommend this workshop for people new to the project management field to develop the knowledge based on good practice.” J. Alvarez, CNRL


“I now have a very well rounded understanding of project management and the project work flow. I liked the way the course content was organized. Some benefits were; I learned about tracking and forecasting indicators, the startup and commissioning, and an understanding of the soft skills required as a project engineer. I would recommend this workshop as it was a good introductory course on the foundation of project management.” J. Brown, Husky Energy

“I acquired more knowledge with respect to why things are done the way they are. I liked the case studies and I would recommend this workshop to others.” J.Harrison, Cenovus Energy.


“A great perspective on the whole picture of project management. I will recommend this course to all of the company managers, project leads / coordinators and procurement department personnel.” B. Shortt, Spectra Energy


“The course is a comprehensive presentation of project engineering related work. It explains details of steps involved in project management and methods to deal with conflicts and problems during the life of the project. The instructor has well summarized all the aspects of project management.” A. Talib, Suncor Energy


“Good course. Explains a lot of stuff that goes on before the contractor shows up to actually do the work. At my level the contracts as already done, the contractor is there to do the work. I would have a pretty good idea of figuring out a contract if one was to come across my desk now. The course was informative, easy to follow along with. The instructor was very knowledgable and easy to approach. Well done.” M. Fowler, Spectra Energy


“All more than my expectations, really crucial for new PE’s / PM’s getting into project engineering / project management. I really appreciate Morley’s effort he has made to give us a very comprehensive vision and extracted knowledge of project management.” A. Khan, Colt WorleyParsons Canada

“The workshop showed that I already do many of the tasks right but unknowingly skipped some important controls. I liked the importance of defining the scope and eliminate or mitigate as many unknowns as possible. I would recommend this workshop to others as it gives a lot of valuable knowledge to people who may not have known their full job description. “   T. Walker Imperial Oil Ltd.

“Interesting, relevant material presented in an easy to follow format. Great reference material.”
G. Wheating, P.Eng. Neill and Gunter

“Good practical overview of the project management process”
R. Dunn, P.Eng. Westmar Consultants

“Good insight for the possible projects our company may encounter”
T. MacKenzie, Boxwood Forest Products and Services Ltd

“Mr Selver provided an excellent overview of classical industrial project management. I found the material directly related to my duties as a project manager for aviation fuel distribution facilities at Canada’s major airports. Even for projects, federal, provincial, or private in nature the seminars material applies in almost all respects. Very well thought out structure. Thanks”
A. Pollard, P.Eng, FSM Management Group Inc

“A well presented course to help understand some of the fundamentals of project management.”
J. Day, Sea Breeze Power

“I really enjoyed this seminar. I will be able to directly apply this information in my career. The text book looks like it will be a great resource.
Overall, an excellent course. Time well spent!!”
M. Sohy, P.Eng., Forge Industrial Engineering

“Excellent presentation and impressive knowledge of human behaviour and industry.”
P. Pretorius, P.Eng., Robar Industries Ltd

“Overall a very useful and informative tutorial which will be invaluable for future projects.”
D. Meade, Ph.D., IDEAS Simulation and Control

“Good course. The examples in the course “drove home” the points and concepts. The course was useful to me. Definitely gave me a better appreciation. Instructor was good.”
D. Buckland, BC  Oil & Gas Commission

“Very good course. I learned a lot about how to improve my project engineer’s skills. Fortunate and privileged to have you as a teacher.”
C. Visan, BC Oil & Gas Commission

“I found the course useful, there were many topics that relate to my everyday job duties.”
N. Wood, BC Ministry Of Transportation

“Basic fundamentals of project management were covered well. Very informative and useful.”
D. Daniel, BC Ministry of Transportation

“I found it a very detailed approach towards project engineering for plant engineers.”
G. Viswanathan, P.Eng., Duke Energy Gas Transmission

Upcoming Workshops

January 3rd, 2012 No comments


Upcoming Workshops


Fundamentals of Capital Project Cost Control


How do you control a project? You just: define the scope, budget and plan the execution of the scope, execute the scope per the plan, control the scope, and manage the budget variance. It’s just that easy! If it’s that easy, then why do we always have trouble controlling our projects?


Join us in Vancouver BC on April 20, 2017 for our Fundamentals Of Capital Project Cost Control.


For information and to register please go to: Cost Control



 A typical comment about the Fundamentals of Project Management Workshop; “I wish I had taken this workshop when I started my project management career”

Fundamentals Of Project Management

Your Survival Skills


It’s never to late to start planning. Like I mention in the workshop, as a PM you have to be looking several months out as you need to keep ahead of what is happening. The same applies to your personnel life. Now is the time to mark the following workshop date on your calendar  with an alarm notice several weeks in advance so you don’t miss the workshop and your Project Management Survival Skills.


Calgary AB September 12-14, 2017


For information and to register go to: Fundamentals of Project Management  




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 Contract Management 


 For Design And Construction Projects Workshop 


April 12 & 13, 2017 – Houston TX

October 11 & 12, 2017 – Houston TX

September 26 & 27 2017 Calgary AB

  Course Overview

This two-day workshop will benefit those, in industry and government, who have to manage the contracts in the field, and whose job it is to prepare the contract documents. This includes field engineers, contract administrators, construction managers, project managers, project engineers, superintendents, procurement, consultants, and site personnel interfacing with contractors. In private industry and in the public realm, whether via Design-Bid-Build (DBB), Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC), or Engineer, Procure, Construction Management (EPCM), any time you are doing construction, there is a contract involved. This two day workshop is about the construction site contract administration process and how the activities affect the contract administration team.

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This course is sponsored by Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education Inc. (PEICE)