HIRE THE

RIGHT PROJECT PLANNER

PFP Rating: A Project Planner assessment

that indicates actual, usable, present skill.

Hiring Project Planners is a necessary cost in projects as it forms part of the contractual requirements on most construction projects. In fact, all mega projects require progress reporting at a level that necessitates contractors to appoint Project Planners. While hiring a Project Planner adds a hefty amount to your expenses, hiring the wrong Project Planner can increase this cost substantially!

WHAT DOES IT COST TO HIRE THE WRONG PROJECT PLANNER?
  • Paying a salary for someone who is not right for the job.
    R26 000 - R120 000

     

  • Over extending your current team to try and carry the appointed member's weight.
    Overtime costs
    Frustrated and overworked employees

     

  • Training in an attempt to get said Project Planner on the skill level the job requires.
    R13 000 (one of the cheapest project planning courses) to unlimited!
     

Failure to properly control the project:

  • Missed milestones
    Delayed income
     

  • Exposure to Liquidated Damages (LD)
    From tens of thousands to multiple millions of Rand
     

  • Loss of entitlements for Extension of Time (EOT)
    From a couple of thousands to hundreds of millions of Rand
     

  • Loss of credibility with the client
    Loss of future projects - immeasurable amounts of Rand

HIRING PROJECT PLANNERS CAN BE A NIGHTMARE

As a manager in Project Controls for over 18 years, Profactaplan CEO, Hans du Toit has lived this nightmare many times over and knows how difficult it can be to get the right Project Planner based on just CV's and interviews.

Often, incumbents look great on paper and sound knowledgeable in interviews, but disappoint when it comes to execution.

That is why we have created an assessment that allows you to:

Save recruitment time and cost

Gain an understanding of the abilities of the incumbent before appointment

Be able to gauge future development effort and cost (if required)

Instill confidence in the levels of support that can be provided to projects.

PFP Rating: A Project Planner assessment

that indicates actual, usable, present skill.

Here's how it's done

The PFP Rating assessment focuses on testing an individual's knowledge in three distinct areas, and because planners, in many instances, must work under extreme time constraints we have added a time limit for each section of the assessment.

 

  • Schedule Development

    • Identify if the incumbent can interpret client requirements / scope document and develop a schedule that satisfies not only the client requirements but also the requirements of a quality schedule.

  • Schedule Updating, Monitoring, Controlling and Report Writing

    • Identify if the incumbent can update the schedule effectively with predetermined criteria, including introducing a client delay into the schedule.

    • We also test the individual's ability and skill in effective report writing which is an important, if not the most important element during project execution

  • Schedule Delay Impact

    • Identify if the incumbent has demonstrated ability to impact the schedule with a compensation event / change order, perform a time impact analysis and provide a complete cause and effect analysis and report.

The assessment is conducted in a classroom, either

on our premises or at the client's premises. The assessment must be completed within the 5 hour time limit.

Assessment

 

​The assessment is computer based, utilizing the incumbent's own computer and software (computer and software can be arranged at an additional cost). Primavera planning software is the preferred software  however, the assessment can be performed in Microsoft Projects.

Rating

Depending on the individual's skills, knowledge and experience a 5-level rating is assigned by way of a PFP rating certificate, level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Each level is indicative of the incumbent's capabilities.

A detailed report, called the "PFP Rating Assessment Outcome", accompanies the certificate identifying strengths and weaknesses, while identifying focus areas for further development.

Sample PFP Rating Assessment Certificate

Sample PFP certificate

Sample PFP Rating Assessment Outcome Pag
Sample PFP Rating Assessment Outcome.png

Sample PFP report

PFP FOR BUSINESS

Assessing shortlisted candidates during the recruitment process could prove the vital tool in ensuring appointment of the best candidate.

Having your current Project Planners or entire Planning department assessed can uncover gaps in your employees' armour, thereby targeting the correct development and training initiatives.

Assessments also assist with grading of employees for purposes of remuneration package structuring.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET

Assessment Access Pro
 

5 hour assessment for one person at Profactaplan premises in Johannesburg or Cape Town
 

Assessment certificate indicating PFP rating level.
 

Detailed assessment report indicating strength areas, as well as focus areas for improvement.
 

 * Incumbents to bring   own computer and software.

Assessment Access Com
 

5 hour assessment for one person at Profactaplan premises in Johannesburg or Cape Town
 

Assessment certificate indicating PFP rating level.
 

Detailed assessment report indicating strength areas, as well as focus areas for improvement.
 

Computer and software provided

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Location of Assessment
Upcoming Events
Mon, Nov 11
Villa Dominico, Bedfordview, Jhb
PFP Rating Assessment Johannesburg (November)
Unless proven, skills are only an assumption. Prove your Project Planning skill!
Mon, Nov 04
Location is TBC in the Century City area
PFP Rating Assessment Cape Town (November)
Unless proven, skills are only an assumption. Prove your Project Planning skill!
Mon, Oct 14
Villa Dominico, Bedfordview, Jhb
PFP Rating Assessment Johannesburg (October)
Unless proven, skills are only an assumption. Prove your Project Planning skill!
Mon, Oct 07
Location is TBC in the Century City area
PFP Rating Assessment Cape Town (October)
Unless proven, skills are only an assumption. Prove your Project Planning skill!
Mon, Sep 09
Villa Dominico, Bedfordview, Jhb
PFP Rating Assessment Johannesburg (September)
Unless proven, skills are only an assumption. Prove your Project Planning skill!
Mon, Sep 02
Location is TBC in the Century City area
PFP Rating Assessment Cape Town (September)
Unless proven, skills are only an assumption. Prove your Project Planning skill!