Program and Project Controls

Front Line Advisory Group (FLAG) recognizes the complexities and nuances of government finances, and we have developed proven methodologies and best practices for forecasting needs, anticipating challenges, and ensuring funds are available when needed. Our highly academic and experienced program and project controls teams have extensive backgrounds in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, but more importantly, they have the skills to communicate finance in a way understandable by experts, stakeholders, and constituents alike.

In short, the FLAG team excels in forecasting needs, anticipating challenges, and ensuring financial accountability by effectively conveying complex financial information while integrating multiple projects within a portfolio.

Functions of FLAG’s program and project controls include:

Planning Phase
Project and Program Controls
Design Management
Bid and Proposal Phase
Pre-construction Phase
Construction Phase
Post-construction Phase
  • Software Integration
    • Procore
    • P6 Primavera
    • Cloud Enterprise Solutions
    • MS Project
    • SAP
  • Project identification, development, and prioritization
  • Preliminary schedules and phasing
  • Capital planning
  • Rate and financial analysis
  • Program estimating and budgeting
  • Public meetings and stakeholder engagement
  • Staff Augmentation
  • Bond program development
  • Identify key stakeholders
  • Set key performance indicators metrics
  • Define reporting structure and timeline
  • Contract administration
  • Decide on resource levels 
  • Identify project management and training needs
  • Evaluating and implementing a multiple project delivery approaches
  • Confirm implementation and kickoff
  • Implementation of best practices in strategy, planning, and governance
  • Knowledge management and training
  • Program scheduling/budgeting
  • Monitor contract and cost management 
  • Website development assistance
  • Program management information system (PMIS)
  • Execute project agreements
  • Documentation and submittal management
  • Create standard operating procedures and toolkits
  • Build reporting templates
  • Customize training documentation
  • Hire, onboard, and train new project consultants as part of our consulting services
  • Develop project specific attendance policy
  • Provide financial and KPI tracking
  • Manage resource levels per business reqs
  • Staff meetings and 1×1’s with consultants
  • Conduct scheduled stakeholder meetings
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost management and control
  • Schedule management and control
  • Change order management
  • Earned value management
  • Risk monitoring and control
  • Risk analysis
  • Cost risk assessment
  • Schedule risk assessment
  • Risk modeling
  • Risk response planning
  • Cost and schedule risk management
  • Risk training
  • Regulatory agency coordination
  • Design standards development
  • Discuss lessons learned from 1×1’s
  • Conduct monthly development meetings
  • Stakeholder and consultant surveys
  • Review KPI’s for trends & problem areas
  • Documentation and submittal management
  • Revise training to include best practices
  • Assist in forecasting/scheduling discussions
  • Cost estimating
  • Project scheduling
  • Project phasing/sequencing
  • Contract document preparation
  • Regulatory agency coordination
  • Design standards development
  • Project delivery method evaluation
    • Single/multi-prime bid
    • Competitive sealed proposals
    • Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR)
    • Design-Build
    • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Advertisement and bid document distribution
  • Bid/proposal review, evaluation and award
  • Contractor evaluation
  • Pre-construction phase management
  • Cost budgeting & estimating
  • Value analysis and management
  • Schedule development
  • Bidding and bid packaging support
  • Real-time cost feedback
  • Maintain daily log for job site record 
  • Monitor and maintain quality control
  • Provide a complete commissioning program encompassing activities from pre-construction through close-out
  • Shop drawing control
  • Equipment and material control
  • Provide and monitor overall progress and short-interval scheduling
  • Prepare billings and progress payments
  • Conduct subcontractor coordination meeting
  • Construction quality assurance inspection
  • Construction contract administration
  • Documentation and submittal management
  • Cost, schedule, and risk/issues management
  • Change management
  • Commissioning, start-up, and training coordination
  • Project completion and closeout documentation
  • Architect/engineer selection
  • Value engineering
  • Construction bid evaluation
  • Earned value management
  • Change order reviews
  • Schedule oversight
  • Critical path method (cpm) scheduling
  • Total float management
  • Quality assurance & control
  • Dispute avoidance and claims mitigation
  • Performance & productivity assessments
  • Warranty period procedures, work schedule, and coordination
  • 11-month follow-up inspection
  • Final project closeout
  • Complete all punch list items
  • Implement close-out procedures and ensure requirements are met
Planning Phase
Project and Program Controls
Design Management
Bid and Proposal Phase
Pre-construction Phase
Construction Phase
Post-construction Phase
  • Software Integration
    • Procore
    • P6 Primavera
    • Cloud Enterprise Solutions
    • MS Project
    • SAP
  • Project identification, development, and prioritization
  • Preliminary schedules and phasing
  • Capital planning
  • Rate and financial analysis
  • Program estimating and budgeting
  • Public meetings and stakeholder engagement
  • Staff Augmentation
  • Bond program development
  • Identify key stakeholders
  • Set key performance indicators metrics
  • Define reporting structure and timeline
  • Contract administration
  • Decide on resource levels 
  • Identify project management and training needs
  • Evaluating and implementing a multiple project delivery approaches
  • Confirm implementation and kickoff
  • Implementation of best practices in strategy, planning, and governance
  • Knowledge management and training
  • Program scheduling/budgeting
  • Monitor contract and cost management 
  • Website development assistance
  • Program management information system (PMIS)
  • Execute project agreements
  • Documentation and submittal management
  • Create standard operating procedures and toolkits
  • Build reporting templates
  • Customize training documentation
  • Hire, onboard, and train new project consultants as part of our consulting services
  • Develop project specific attendance policy
  • Provide financial and KPI tracking
  • Manage resource levels per business reqs
  • Staff meetings and 1×1’s with consultants
  • Conduct scheduled stakeholder meetings
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost management and control
  • Schedule management and control
  • Change order management
  • Earned value management
  • Risk monitoring and control
  • Risk analysis
  • Cost risk assessment
  • Schedule risk assessment
  • Risk modeling
  • Risk response planning
  • Cost and schedule risk management
  • Risk training
  • Regulatory agency coordination
  • Design standards development
  • Discuss lessons learned from 1×1’s
  • Conduct monthly development meetings
  • Stakeholder and consultant surveys
  • Review KPI’s for trends & problem areas
  • Documentation and submittal management
  • Revise training to include best practices
  • Assist in forecasting/scheduling discussions
  • Cost estimating
  • Project scheduling
  • Project phasing/sequencing
  • Contract document preparation
  • Regulatory agency coordination
  • Design standards development
  • Project delivery method evaluation
    • Single/multi-prime bid
    • Competitive sealed proposals
    • Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR)
    • Design-Build
    • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Advertisement and bid document distribution
  • Bid/proposal review, evaluation and award
  • Contractor evaluation
  • Pre-construction phase management
  • Cost budgeting & estimating
  • Value analysis and management
  • Schedule development
  • Bidding and bid packaging support
  • Real-time cost feedback
  • Maintain daily log for job site record 
  • Monitor and maintain quality control
  • Provide a complete commissioning program encompassing activities from pre-construction through close-out
  • Shop drawing control
  • Equipment and material control
  • Provide and monitor overall progress and short-interval scheduling
  • Prepare billings and progress payments
  • Conduct subcontractor coordination meeting
  • Construction quality assurance inspection
  • Construction contract administration
  • Documentation and submittal management
  • Cost, schedule, and risk/issues management
  • Change management
  • Commissioning, start-up, and training coordination
  • Project completion and closeout documentation
  • Architect/engineer selection
  • Value engineering
  • Construction bid evaluation
  • Earned value management
  • Change order reviews
  • Schedule oversight
  • Critical path method (cpm) scheduling
  • Total float management
  • Quality assurance & control
  • Dispute avoidance and claims mitigation
  • Performance & productivity assessments
  • Warranty period procedures, work schedule, and coordination
  • 11-month follow-up inspection
  • Final project closeout
  • Complete all punch list items
  • Implement close-out procedures and ensure requirements are met

FLAG focuses on the five biggest challenges

of bond project execution:

Budget Oversight

Schedule Enforcement

Contract Compliance

Vendor Management

Communication With Stakeholders

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