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Highlighting our Associates in R&D and Innovation Projects:

AvaLantic's senior Project Management consultants not only have significant experience in construction & fabrication, our alliance can also be key team members in Canadian Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation Projects:

- work package leadership;

- project interface management between multiple stakeholders;

- scope identification, WBS creation, & change management;

- scheduling expertise (including MS-Project & Primavera P6);

- procurement management expertise;

- technical report writing & document control setup;

- project controls including cost, schedule, and earned value;


Ron LeDrew, P. Eng., PMP, and Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP, are associates in the AvaLantic Alliance. They both have experience working in Canada- Newfoundland & Labrador Industrial Benefits roles involving technology transfer, R&D and innovation support, and local supplier development. 

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"Cost Control: Work Measurement Using Earned Value Techniques"

with Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP, of Linear Project Services Inc., a member of the AvaLantic Alliance

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Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP, Newfoundland Labrador, Construction, Engineer, Nova Scotia Highway 104 Cumberland Bridge West Abutment Foundation, Concrete, Crane, Cement, Soils Compaction
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​"Cost Control: Work Measurement Using Earned Value Techniques"

​Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP, President of Linear Project Services Inc (LPS) and Vice-Chair of AvaLantic Alliance, offers an interactive two (2) day training workshop in St. John’s, NL, to enhance project team members’ cost control skills. The main thrust of this workshop is to empower the project team to develop an Earned Value performance system that will provide the necessary tools to measure the status of the project accurately & expediently.

Course Outline:

All sections of the workshop will be supplemented with both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as numerous examples. Class participation is highly encouraged. At the end of each section, the class will break into groups to work on exercises that are cumulative in nature. Each group will then be asked to present their results to the remainder of the class.


  • Introduction To Earned Value: The Basics;

  • Developing the Baseline;

  • Understanding how to “Earn” value - Performance Measurement System;

  • Establishing the Budget at Completion and Judging Performance;

  • Forecasting the Estimate to Complete;

  • Comparing the budget and the estimate at completion;

  • Building the Plan:

    • Establishing the Work Breakdown Structure (what will be done);

    • Establishing the Organization Breakdown Structure (who will do it);

    • The Cost Account (the intersection of the WBS and the OBS);

    • The Planning Package;

    • The Work Package;

    • Undistributed Budget;

    • Management Reserve;

    • Change Control;

  • Using the Data for Project Decision Making;

  • Class Exercises.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn terminology and indicators for earned value (EV) performance measurement;

  • Develop a performance measurement system using various EV methodologies;

  • Introduce basic scheduling techniques for determining scheduled EV;

  • Develop & interpret multi-level variance reports based upon the EV measurement system;

  • Forecast the Estimate to Complete and the Estimate at Completion using EV data.


Who Should Attend:

  • This workshop targets professionals who need to interpret and utilize reports of an effective project controls system,  such as:

    • Project Managers;

    • Project Team Members; and,

    • Other Project Stakeholders.


Cost Accounts Intersection of WBS and OBS, Newfoundland Labrador, Gary Kennedy, P. Eng, PMP
Earned Value, Work Measurement, Cost Control, Gary Kennedy, P. Eng., PMP, Newfoundland Labrador, Project Manager, Training, Trainor
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