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Cotter Consulting has been providing program management, project management and construction management services for 25 years. We take great pride in our ability to lead a project from inception to completion. We listen to our clients' needs, engage them through collaboration, advise them during complex decision making processes, and deliver successful projects.



Project Controls

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  – Peter Drucker

Capital projects support the goals of an organization, but they also pose significant risk. To ensure project success, goals must be established as early as possible for scope, schedule, budget, and quality.  Defining roles and responsibilities of the project team as well as a communication plan will also contribute to the success of the project. A comprehensive project definition, codified in a project charter will keep the project team aligned with the organizations goals.

There are well-established project management methods to manage project scope and quality, while a comprehensive approach to project controls provides management and control of the budget, cost, schedule and project status information. Risk is managed and mitigated using the information and analysis provided by the project controls team.

So, what are the characteristics of a solid project controls strategy?

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Deeta Bernstein Wins CMAA Sustainability Award

Deeta Bernstein, LEED AP BD+C, has been recognized with a special award by CMAA’s Board of Directors in recognition of her leadership and initiative in promoting Sustainability in the CM industry. Deeta…

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Cotter Celebrates Our 25th Anniversary

Cotter Consulting reached our 25th Anniversary this September.  Since January, we have been exploring Cotter’s history through a series of articles. The fourth and final installment focuses on Cotter’s future.

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