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 […]

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” […]

Estimate like an Expert

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what is an estimator and why would you want to be one? At its heart, estimating is simply calculating a budget for a task. This could be as basic as grocery shopping just before payday or finding a phone plan to suit your needs. It could be planning a wedding and juggling the costs associated […]

3 Rules for Best Practice Estimating

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Glen’s Soapbox – Best Practice Estimating Want to avoid the pitfalls talked about in Do You Make These Mistakes In Your Estimate? Follow these 3 rules to ensure you follow best practice no matter what you estimate. Best Practice Rule #1 – Break it down The most important thing to do when starting an estimate […]

5 Reasons Estimating is the Right Career for You

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – ESTIMATING AS A CAREER In my article How to Mentor Younger Estimators, I talk about how many estimators enter the field via TAFE or university study. But what about before that? How do you know if all of that study is worth the investment? Or what if you’re thinking about transitioning from […]

How to Mentor Younger Estimators

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GLEN’S 20 CENTS – MENTORING ESTIMATORS A generation ago, many estimators entered the industry via cadetships. A mathematically-minded cadet might end up in the estimating department, where they would interpret drawings and get prices, often whilst studying several evenings a week. A few years in, they might be sent out to site for weeks at […]

Working Remotely with Expert Estimation

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A definitive checklist for working from home You’ve probably received dozens of emails by now about COVID-19 and how you can manage working from home. So how is this post any different? Well… it’s not, really. But you are! You are part of an elite guild of estimating magicians, working mathematic miracles as you complete […]