Strategic Projects Decisions and Cost Control in Public Administrations
ROI decisions and selecting strategic projects mark the way of economic development; cost control and reporting are a must for a good and transparent administration.
The New Frontiers of Building Information Modeling (BIM)
The incorporation of cost, schedule and facilities data in BIM practice enables companies to become competitive at an international level.
Global Project, Complex Project, Problems in Difficult Times
Global projects are those more suitable to TCM (Total Cost Management) adoption due to their dimensions, uncertainty, complexity as well as the multiple contractors involved.
Management of Projects, Portfolios and Programmes
Management methodologies for projects, portfolios, and programmes to standardize procedures and practices, reduce cost and risks, etc.
Cost Management in Projects/ Quantity Surveying
Management of changes in the cost of projects using tools such as the Earned Value Management. Analysis of variations in cost using standard cost.
Financial accounting as a strategic tool of decision.
Analysis of viability and feasibility of projects and general developments.
Cost Estimating: Art or Science?
Estimating processes are a traditional topic in TCM. .
Project Risk Management & Control
Project risk management is fundamental for anyone involved in the project delivery process; but beyond academic discussions, practical applications are considered very useful in the current economic context.
Claim & Dispute Resolution
Claim & dispute resolution has been a typical TCM topic. Nevertheless, it is still an important pillar of TCM practice.
Individual and Corporate Training and Certification
Certification is an important way to enhance skills and gain experience; continuing education is necessary for the future of our profession. These are powerful indicators by which to select reliable candidates for important joint ventures and partnerships.
Teaching and Coaching TCM Practices
ICEC and every local TCM institution are interested in transferring TCM practices to young people in order to pave the way for the next generation. Any contribution on methods and experiences for this transfer of knowledge is well accepted.
Methodologies and Quantitative Methods to Support TCM
There will be an observatory on professional practices and new methodology frontiers.
Teaching & Training Methodologies on Research Experiences
Instruments, tools, and metrics developed and / or adapted to facilitate or improve teaching, training, and research practices in project and cost management.
Contemporary Approaches to Cost and Project Management
Studies that incorporate trends in cost: logistic costs, quality costs, intangible costs, environmental costs, transaction costs, costs of complexity, etc.
Sustainability and the Environment
Studies and management of environmental costs and sustainability.
Innovative and Creative Practices
Case studies and research using innovative and creative instruments, tools, and practices in cost management.
Best Practice and Ethics
Studies and research about best practices and ethics in Total Cost Management.
Studies, research, and practice in information technology related to cost management.
Continuing Professional Development
The costs involved in professional development in new technologies.
Best practices in dispute resolution related to project management.
Use of cost methodologies in the process of planning and controlling of strategic management cost.
Audit of public works, best practices, case studies, tools, and instruments.
Company Profitability Increase Using TCM
Real-life experiences on TCM application both at project and enterprise level in order to achieve company profitability.
From Project Control to Company Control with TCM Practices
The evolution of TCM from theory to systematic practice applied to projects, programmes, and portfolios.
Owner / Contractor / Professional Issues
TCM effectiveness is measured by its ability to solve the issues of every actor in the project delivery process.
Programme Risk Sharing
The possibility to share risks among clients and suppliers represents a way to get profitability and balance the risks: advanced techniques and practices (Open Book Cost Estimate, etc.) are needed.
Ensure that the project execution guidelines of corporate governance will be applied in project management.
Among the projects to be controlled, those long term running have particular need to be controlled in a systematic way.
Health Care Projects (a New Field for the Implementation of TCM Practice)
TCM practice is not generally applied to the healthcare sector, but the sector itself could increasingly benefit from its use, especially during crisis periods.
Submission of abstract – Until July 22th, 2016