PMO Quick Start Toolkit Update

HKA Tech’s popular PMO Quick Start Toolkit has now been updated with 2018 pricing and a refresh of a number of the governance documents. The PMWeb PMO Quick Start Package allows the rapid set-up of a PMO’s systems and processes, based on proven approaches to PMO governance and administration.

The standard PMWeb SaaS (software as a service) package, with this PMO enhancement, provides a one-year service that can be renewed annually thereafter.  PMWeb SaaS is delivered via Amazon Web Services, using an Amazon Private Cloud. Existing locations such as those in Australia and Germany can be operational in less than 7 days. Other available locations include England, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, Brazil and Central Canada. The base Quick Start package includes:

  • PMWeb modules and toolkit items for program and project management (including change control), cost management, contract management, document management and custom form builder
  • Licences for approximately 10 people
  • Core Module with Microsoft Business Intelligence, security controls and reporting
  • PMO templates, forms and governance documentation – including developed templates to manage Risks, Issues, Actions, Decisions, Deliverables, Benefits and Lessons Learned
  • Initial configuration to meet the Client’s specific needs, including security set-up and user permissions
  • Administrator training and User training
  • 12 months technical support (24/7 online, live operators during business hours)

Contact us for more details

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National Conference Success

HKA Tech and PMWeb were pleased to support the Australian Institute of Project Management’s  National Conference in Melbourne, October 22-24. Almost 600 delegates were treated to two and a half days of presentations, workshops, keynote speakers and social events at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, which was set to the theme of “I3 – Innovate, Influence & Implement”.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) started the ball rolling by discussing the “ultimate disaster project” – the recovery of MH17 and the search for MH370 which he led. Digital disruption and transformation, working with millennials, the future of project management and the Fourth Industrial Revolution were some of the topics covered by keynote speakers. Read more

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Knowledge Sharing is Vital to Improving Capital Construction Project Management

One of the key challenges involved with capital project management—particularly on engineering and construction projects—is the massive amount of knowledge that gets wasted when project teams fail to document and share the knowledge they gained while working on a project. read more.

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Flawless Helicopter Lift

HKA’s Sydney team has been working for the Port Authority of NSW to mange the relocation a key Radar component of the Vessel Tracking System (VTS) for Sydney Harbour and Port Botany and its re-integration to the VTS – as well as installation of a new Radar facility in Circular Quay. The existing Radar’s location on the top of the AMP Center, at a height of more than 600 feet, required the use of a helicopter to lower the Radar antenna to street level and involved a CBD road closure. The entire operation was very much weather dependent, but proceeded flawlessly on Sunday November 12. HKA has been using its PMWeb installation to assist in managing the relocation. HKA installed PMWeb to its own equipment in the Verizon Data Center, Sydney, in January 2013, subsequently moving to the Equinix Data Center. HKA’s PMWeb facility now provides access to PMWeb for the HKA organisation globally.

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Can Technology Improve Your Claims Practice? [Part 2 of 2]

This article continues the discussion of how web-based project management solutions can enhance a project team’s ability to manage construction claims; and covers the remaining tasks and processes that PMWeb helps facilitate. Read more

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PMWeb Annual User Conference, Miami, 02-04 October 2017

The PMWeb Annual User Conference was a great success, enjoyed by all. There were some excellent User stories, sharing experiences and advice in the use of PMWeb, from Clients including:

  • HOAR Program Management – Andrew Betts and Sandra Denaburg gave a compelling Case Study on “How PMWeb Helped HOAR Program Management Deliver $600 Million Airbus A320 Final Assembly Line Project
  • Massachusetts Port Authority – John Audi and Irena Gagulic provided their insights on “Top 10 PMWeb Implementation Success Factors
  • Whataburger – Clint Saavedra and Cindy Espinoza took us through “Integrating Job Cost and Real Estate Project Management Systems: Building a Better Burger
  • CBRE / Regions Bank – Tony Webster, Terra Mieure and Jessica Williams described “The Spectrum of Bidding, Awarding and Contracting using PMWeb
  • The Walt Disney Company – Manny Alegria, Carol Hunter and Christian Walker – in addition to showing us all some of the Disney magic – presented their views on “Driving Change: Paving the Way with PMWeb“.

Other presentations included John Statts and Tim Fleet of Critical Business Analysis on “ExtractIQ: How to Manage Legacy Data and Move It into PMWeb”; and Joel Thompson (Facility Workflow Solutions) and Marsha Shugrue (PMWeb, Inc) on “The Power of Data Warehousing”.

Our own Konstantine (Kon) Tonas, Tyler Monson, Peter Aynsley and Travis Hamera presented on topics including “Unique Client Uses of PMWeb Features” and “PMWeb Tips and Tricks”. Kon even found time to win the Disney prize for “Best Wookie impersonation” (voice/roar only).

Many thanks for the PMWeb team for hosting this event, providing great workshops on special topics and giving all attendees some insights into where PMWeb is heading – including some previews of the soon-to-be-released v5.2 and some specific plans for the content of further releases.

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Project Controls Conference

Engineers Australia’s 2017 Project Controls Conference at Sydney’s International Convention Centre on 20-22 September was a great success, with delegates from across Australia attending. HKA Tech was pleased to welcome existing PMWeb clients, customers already evaluating PMWeb and those new to PMWeb’s features. HKA Tech team members Shuva Basu, Paul Bone and Lora Labu enjoyed meeting everyone who came to the PMWeb stand.

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