Monday, September 30, 2013


Hi everyone!

My tentative course as follows:

1) Microsoft Project 2010 Beginners / Intermediates

2 days

Payment by cash-at-site (20% unreturnable advanced payment are required before cut off date)

Event Properties (tentative) COMING!

Event date:21-10-2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event End Date:22-10-2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cut off date14-10-2013
Individual PriceRM790.00 only
LocationUTM Skudai Johor

2) Oracle Primavera(R) P6 Professional R8.3 Beginners / Intermediates

2 days

Payment by cash-at-site (20% unreturnable advanced payment are required before cut off date)

Event Properties (tentative)

Event date:TBA 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event End Date:TBA 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cut off date
Individual Price

* Special instructions:
1. All participants need to bring own notebook computer with the software already installed.
2. Notes will be provided.
3. In house training on the above subject is available upon request. A different fee will be charged depending on location.

For registration and further information email me:
607-55 31636 (9 am - 5 pm)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

SHORT COURSES for Professionals

Primavera Project Planner (P3)

Request for new date. REGISTER NOW!
For upcoming date and event & registration please direct your inquiries to me: e-mail; Tel: 607-5531636 (office)

Previous Courses:


Level 1

Date: 1-2 November, 2010 (UTM International Campus KL)
Attended by participants from:
Petronas & Ramunia Oil & Gas

P3 Complete
Date: 23 & 30 October 2010 (Pontian Johor)
In-house training for staffs of Hening Cipta SB.

Level 1
Date: 23-24 Jun, 2009 (UTM CityCampus KL)
Attended by 10 participants from:
Pembinaan Tenompok SB, Pembinaan & Pembangunan Serantau SB, KLCC Projeks SB, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Ansaldo STS Malaysia SB.

Level 1
Date: 9-10 Nov, 2009 (UTM CityCampus KL)
Attended by 16 participants from:
EJ Joint Venture SB, Yazif Jaafar Architect, Konsultant Proses SB, Toyo Engineering & Construction SB, among others

Level 1
Date: 16-17 March, 2010 (UTM CityCampus KL)
Attended by 7 participants from:
IIUM, UKM, MMC Oil & Gas, among others

Microsoft PROJECT 2010

In-house training MSProject 2010
Date: 22-23 December, 2011 (IKBN Kuala Langat)
Attended by 10 trainees

In-house training MSProject Complete
Date: 16-18 October, 2010 (CICT Building UTM)
Attended by 23 staffs of Public Work Dept (JKR) Melaka

Level 1
Date: 15-16 July, 2009 (UTM CityCampus KL)
Attended by 14 participants from:
Perunding Jati SB, Protank EBT SB, KLCC Projeks SB, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Ranhill Water Services SB, Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan, Mercu Buana SB, GJ Runding SB, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Putrajaya, SEGI University College.

Example of using Mind-maps with MS Project 2010 book

It's beneficial to use mind-mapping instead of only Chapters in manuals (book). You can follow your needs and desire :-)

Here are some samples that anyone can follow:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Private Primavera P3 & MS Project Training Course

We need a good number of participant before we can go on with a short-course. So, if you are interested or are searching for a private Primavera P3 or MS Project 2010 training course, please contact me directly. Also please don't forget to provide me with your background information so that your name can be placed into a database and contacted when a short-course is imminent. Your participant is greatly appreciated.

Please e-mail or

Saturday, June 20, 2009

E-book Developing Time Based S-Curve in Primavera Project Planner

A bar-chart is a very popular scheduling tool. It is easy to prepare, easy to explain and easy to understand. It basically describes the amount of time (work-hour or work-day) needed to perform a task including the total time to complete the whole project.

Other than time, resources such as labor, material, equipment and cost can also be loaded into the bar-chart. This is called a value-added bar-chart. With this type of bar-chart, S-curve is usually used as an illustration of the resource usage or cost analysis. It plots the cumulative value of any point at the time of the analysis.

However, there are occasions where projects are monitored and controlled using work-day based or time-loaded S-curve only. This is especially true at the beginning of a project or in smaller scale projects as often being practiced in Malaysia. One of the reasons could be because of easy monitoring without the needs of checking and analyzing resource utilization and cost incurred.

The time-based S-curve planners or users often find it difficult to plot the S-curve directly in the scheduling software they are using. This is because there are no specific menu or feature in most scheduling software on how to create this time-based S-curve because most scheduling software were designed to track time and cost or resource together instead of separately.

Based on the great demand on this issue, I have written an illustrated e-book that describes the steps involved in creating a time-based S-curve manually, as well as directly plotting it in Primavera Project Planner® software.

If you are interested to buy the e-book, please read the instruction provided in the side column. Thank you.

Critical Path Method (CPM)

Many planning systems use the critical path method (CPM) in their approach, such as Primavera Project Planner® [1] and Microsoft Project® [2]. These traditional systems are based on a purely hierarchical top-down approach where every project is broken down into smaller activities. As traditionally being practiced, general contractors would prepare project schedules to cover the entire project duration and in turn, the superintendents may create look-ahead schedules that reveal more detail on activities to be executed in the near future. These look-ahead schedules are normally valid for up to 3 or 4 weeks out. Specialty contractors may also prepare their own schedules to meet the project’s needs.

There is a difference, however, between the schedules prepared by the specialty contractor and the main contractor. This is because each specialty contractor’s detailed design, fabrication, procurement and construction process normally takes the form of a job shop, which view differs from the project view adopted by general contractors in their CPM schedule [3]. CPM focuses on the project itself, which has a definite start date and finish date that is used to compute activity floats and level resources. By contrast, a job shop scheduling focuses on the continuous flow of work or jobs, where jobs have due dates but their execution may be interwoven so that there is no clear start or finish. Therefore, shop capacity is critical in maintaining a steady flow of work for all resources. Floats become a secondary issue provided that the shop has adequate capacity to perform all scheduled work. This is an important schedule constraint to be considered.

Existing CPM-based project management tools used in construction do not provide appropriate support to field crews, such that they do not help shield the crew from uncertainty and provide no insight into resource availability. This is because traditional CPM-based tools release to construction what should be done, instead of what can be done. In other words, the tools cannot give advice on which actions to take, especially when the actual project schedule differs from the planned project schedule. Resource leveling using CPM determines the total project duration or completion date by referring to the resource usage at completion, a quantity which is usually assumed at the initiation of the schedule; resource usage to date, which is the actual resource usage; and the resource quantity to complete, which is simply the resource usage at completion minus resource usage to date [1]. Therefore, the total project duration or completion date is still based on the initial assumption and do not reflect the actual condition of the project. It will be a great advantage if there is a tool that provides a method that can systematically evaluate project performance and resource sufficiency during project pre-planning and construction.

[1] Primavera Project Planner. (2004). Version 3.1. PA: Primavera Systems Inc.
[2] Microsoft® Project. (2002). Copyright© Microsoft Corporation. Redmond. WA.
[3] Tommelein, I. D. and Ballard, G. (1997). Coordinating Specialists. University of California. Construction Engineering and Management Program. Civil and Environment Engineering Department. Technical Report 97-8. Berkeley. CA.