Cost Management Workshop – A Smarter Project Approach

Perform project controls and cost management in a smarter way

A 1-day workshop by Rich Plumery

January 14th, 9:00 – 17:00, Zwijndrecht (The Netherlands)

About the workshop

The fact that today’s projects become increasingly complex and high-paced, limits the effectiveness of project controls when they’re not correctly implemented. In some cases they’re only used as a scientific method, rather than simple, easy to understand processes.

In an effort to increase the value of project controls, Rich Plumery developed the SMARTER project approach, which assures team alignment, efficient planning, monitoring and controlling of the project’s critical risks. It’s a way of approaching projects to:

  • Ensure project information is delivered in a timely manner;
  • Identify Issues as soon as possible, leaving time to take action;
  • Avoid counterproductive behavior by project members and management;
  • Enhance employee involvement.

By following this workshop, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the factors that drive project success. The methodologies explained during this workshop can directly be applied in people’s day-to-day work, leading to immediate improvements in the performance of projects.

After this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Improve the quality of earned value information;
  • Take early action in case of project issues;
  • Get your team better aligned with project and company goals;
  • Boost project performance in terms of time and money.

Who should attend

This workshop will focus on the actionable tasks, events and resources that drive project risks and adverse outcomes.

People with the following - or similar - backgrounds will benefit from this workshop: Project/Cost Controllers | Cost Engineers | Cost Estimators | Project (Cost) Managers


Price: € 750 (excl. VAT), including course materials, lunch, coffee and tea.

Register by filling in the registration form on the right. For more information, send us a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +31 78 760 0270.


Rich Plumery
About Rich Plumery
  • 23 years industrial project experience combined with years of working with elite military personnel and professional athletes.
  • Developed the “Best Value Performance Measurement System” and authored a 2013 AACE paper on the subject.
  • AACE International Technical Board member/Project Cost Control Subcommittee Chairperson.

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Workshop Brochure

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