Townsley 2.0 Launched!

In 2015, Townsley 2.0 was launched… Read more about how this achievement was unlocked. Townsley 2.0 (aka Ben Townsley) initiated in 2001. Initially deployed as a Cadet Programmer, several upgrades were added over time, including Technical Support, Training, Application Development and Decision Making modules. After seven years of Beta testing as Chief Information Officer, Townsley […]

Expert Estimation: Genesis and Beyond

GLEN’S SOAPBOX – A history of Expert Estimation It’s been thirty years since the first Expert Estimation licence was sold. From a DOS-based product to the wild west of Windows and the internet, the software has come a long way. But in 2010 we recognised that a new iteration was needed – but it had […]

Pronamics: More Done, More Fun

In 2006, Pronamics moved out of our home office. After several years and despite the Global Financial Crisis, Pronamics planned for a more stable future and purchased an office at Brendale in 2010, which is our current home. Pronamics now has over a dozen core staff and is located at Brendale, on Brisbane’s northside. The […]

Pronamics Launched: 2001

In 2001, Pronamics was launched as a company! Expert Estimation was rewritten in Visual Object instead of DOS, and young Ben Townsley started working for the company. The name Pronamics comes from merging the words “project” and “dynamic”. If you consider that dynamic is a “process or system characterized by constant change, activity, or progress” […]

Expert Estimation: the Advent of Windows

GLEN’S SOAPBOX – A history of Expert Estimation It’s the thirtieth anniversary of Expert Estimation this year, and it’s made me reflect on the history of the product. As I mentioned last week the first version of the software was similar in structure to all other DOS based programs, but freed them to roam the […]

Expert Estimation: the Early Days

GLEN’S SOAPBOX – A history of Expert Estimation It’s been a while since I’ve reminisced on the origins of Expert Estimation, but it’s coming up to the thirtieth anniversary this November, so it’s made me reflect on how far we’ve come. When I started in an estimating department, all estimates were paper-based. That’s right, we […]

Pricing, Estimating, And Success

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – Pricing, Estimating, And Success – Revisited Recently we came across this article from 2004. We put it to Glen Townsley, Pronamics founder and the original developer for Expert Estimation and Expert Project, to see if he agreed with this advice around pricing and estimating from 16 years ago. Pronamics: Glen, the author […]

Industry Experts look at Why Construction Projects Fail

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Recently iSeekPlant wrote an article on 5 Reasons Construction Projects Fail They list: Underestimating the project Scope creep Issues with Productivity Failure to adequately plan for contingencies Communication Breakdowns We immediately saw how using Expert Estimation and Expert Project would help avoid these issues. For Issue No. 1 they talk about discipline, checking numbers and […]

Which estimating technique is best?

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – WHICH ESTIMATING TECHNIQUE IS MOST ACCURATE? In all my years of estimating, I can clearly divide the discipline into two different techniques. These are: Standard rates estimating First principles estimating But which method is more accurate? Well, first, let’s take a look at how each method works. Standard Rates Standard rates estimating assumes […]

The 3 C’s of Creating a Tender of Which You Will be Proud

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Have you ever submitted a tender and thought, “That wasn’t my best work.” Maybe it looks different to previous tenders, or simply doesn’t have the polish you would like. Rather than just feel awkward about it, remember the three simple things you need to produce a great tender, every time. These are: Consistency Clarity Certainty […]