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Freedom to Roam

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Feb 28, 2019 12:01:00 PM

 

The digital world generates a ton of data. I mean a ton. According to a 2018  Forbes article, that’s 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. I had to look up quintillion.

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Topics: Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Estimating, Cortex Project History, Benchmarking Solution, Eos Cortex, Historical Data Management, Operational Management System

Two Simple Mouse Clicks

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Feb 22, 2019 9:11:01 AM

It’s common during the preconstruction or feasibility phase to receive a request for a rough order of magnitude forecast for a theoretical future project. These requests have different names: initial budgets, preliminary proposals, first price responses, feasibility-stage estimates, or best guesses. There are also more colorful names, but I digress.

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Topics: Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Estimating, Cortex Project History, Benchmarking Solution, Eos Cortex, Historical Data Management, Operational Management System

Process vs. History

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Dec 12, 2018 12:12:54 PM

When I witness confusion in the markets we serve, I try to bring clarity to improve the decision-making process. Education is vital to advance our knowledge and improve our systems.

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Topics: Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Cost Estimating, Estimating, Cortex Project History, Benchmarking Solution, Project Delivery, Process Management System, Project Estimate, Historical Data Management, Operational Management System

If we can't agree on the data...

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Oct 16, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Common ground. Common source. Common basis. We use these words interchangeably when we talk about our data, but few companies have achieved it.

It’s impossible difficult to make good decisions as a team if you don’t agree on the data.

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Topics: Cost Management, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Estimating, Benchmarking Solution, Preconstruction, KPIs, WBS Code, Data, Data Analysis, Project Management

AACE 2018

Posted by Madeleine King on Jun 19, 2018 11:07:00 AM

The annual AACE International conference is next week, June 24–27th in San Diego, CA. Our own CEO, Nick Papadopoulos will be there along with our Senior Consultant, Tony Colburn. Be sure to stop by their booth, #208 and learn more about Eos Cortex Project History, our next-generation benchmarking solution. 

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Topics: Project Controls, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, AACEI, Project History, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACE, Cortex Project History, Cortex, Project Analysis, Eos Cortex, Project Analytics, Tony Colburn

AACEI 2017 Showcase

Posted by Eos Group on Jun 7, 2017 10:25:40 AM

It's that time of year again! The annual AACE International meeting kicks off on June 11 in Orlando, FL. Our own Nick Papadopoulos will be there presenting our new benchmarking solution, Cortex Project History, on Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 am. 

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Topics: Project Controls, Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, AACEI, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACE

They Never Forget the First Number

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Apr 4, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Let’s face it. We are all biased. Bias stems from our past and our current environment. It influences our future. Bias shapes the way we feel, the way we think, and our behavior. It drives our decision-making process more than we care to admit.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group, Estimating, Cortex Project History

Project History Cheat Sheet

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Jan 17, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Everyone has individual cheat sheets. They’re usually  Microsoft Excel workbooks that  are updated  every so often . Estimators create cheat sheets because either  there isn’t  a central database,  or there isn’t  one that they trust . In this case, I’m  referring to a cheat sheet of historical project costs.
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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group, Estimating, Cortex Project History

2017–A Big Year for Benchmarking

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Dec 28, 2016 2:16:15 PM

 

2017 will be a big year for our team.

We’ve been working hard for quite some time on a new benchmarking solution. While we’re still in the sausage-making process, the light at the end of the tunnel is looking bright and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Eos Group

Transforming Historical Project Data Into Useful Information

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Sep 14, 2016 11:32:00 AM

We’re often asked  to help prospects make the business case for investing in a project history system to capture historical cost data. For those of us with religion, the reasons  seem obvious. Others, however, need to be convinced.
 
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Topics: Project Controls, Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, AACEI, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACE, Conquest Consulting Group, CCG

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