Project Management Skills

Competencies

Capabilities

Adept in managing complex warship boiler re-tubing projects to highly demanding engineering, procurement and construction projects for process industry across various verticals. System oriented who uses structured approach to solve problems.

Profitability

Proficient in using Microsoft Project as scheduling tool, apply global benchmark practices to develop WBS, activity list and activity dependencies. Skilled in applying S-Curve for tracking deliverable and implement EVM for schedule and cost control.

Leadership

Capable of leading a multi-disciplinary team of professionals in matrix as well as projectized organization structure, can lead a project right from takeover from market segment until handover of the project to end customer.

Satisfaction

Methodically review projects, work out variances and initiate corrective and preventive actions. Involve project team in the review process and use interactive presentations to report the project progress to stakeholders.

Value System

Driven by core Naval values which are deeply imbibed in thoughts and action. Absolutely systematic, process oriented and unbiased in approach. Believes in fulfilling contractual obligations without impacting profitability.

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Atul Gaur

Project Management Professional (PMP) & Ex Naval Officer with established credentials of successfully delivering engineering, procurement and construction projects across industry verticals
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Arrow Diagram Method (ADM) and Precedence Diagram Method (PDM) are the two methodologies used to construct a project schedule network diagram. ADM uses Activity-on-Arrow (AOA) technique to construct the schedule network diagram where as PDM uses Activity-on-Node (AON). The schedule network analysis methodologies associated with these techniques respectively are Program Evaluation And Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Method.

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Summary task as the name signifies are project activities used for structuring the project schedule. Summary tasks are not assigned any predecessor and successor and are also not assigned any duration or resources. MS Project automatically calculates the duration, start, finish dates and the cost associated with the summary task based on the information of the associated sub task. In order to create a summary task, all you need to do is to indent a task just below it.

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At some point in time project managers have to face questions on future performance of the project cost. What is the remaining work likely to cost? What is the entire project likely to cost? How much will be over or under budget at the end of the project?Earned Value Management has a set of highly effective and proven tools to forecast the cost performance of the project. The graph helps in remembering formulas.

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PMP examination that offers numerous benefits to both individuals and well as the organizations is a gruelling four-hour long test which needs to be completed in one sitting. A total number of 200 questions needs to be answered in a time frame of 4 hours. The PMP Handbook specifies the distribution of these questions across various process groups. The data is reproduced below in graphical format. All 200 questions that needs to be answered are not accounted for scoring

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In order to ensure that the project is completed on schedule and within the assigned budget, project manager, project team and the management needs to know factors affecting project health and what the future scenario of the project looks like? Earned Value Management methodology is an analytical tool that uses data generated during the course of project execution, the collected data is used to analyse the present state of the project,

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EVM as Earned Value Management is popularly known, is a technique used to track the progress and report current status of a project, it is also used to forecast the future performance of the project. EVM is an analytical tool that systematically integrates measurement of cost, schedule, and scope accomplishments on a project. EVM was developed in 1960’s by Department of Defence (DOD) to keep track of defence projects.

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Awards & Accolades

Acknowledgement of Skills

Mistake? Solution

Atul Gaur expressed his views on common mistakes that occur in project management like blowing cost estimates, failing to escalate, and keeping strategy close to the vest, views were published in PMI Career Central article titled Mistake? Solution.

Virtual Communication

Atul Gaur expressed his views on roadblocks encountered during virtual communication which were published in an article Open Lines on the Open Road in February 2014 edition of PM Network – a PMI publication. Extract of the article is placed here.

PMP Certificate

Atul Gaur is committed to the profession of managing projects successfully and has therefore achieved his global credential Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in Feb, 2016. The extract of the certificate is available here.

Articles Indian Navy

As a commissioned officer Atul Gaur has authored various articles for the Indian Navy. The ones that were awarded are Digital battlefields, weld repairs to water drum of aircraft carrier and titanium fabrication of snort exhaust trunking for submarines.

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