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On todays rambling about Deltek Cobra we're going to follow on from our previous article on setting up control accounts and work packages and focus on budget imports. We're going to use our same simple example project of course and showcase the relative ease at which this product can handle things.

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“If you rely on software alone, chances are your project will fail.”

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The concept of Earned Value Management can be daunting for new starters and certainly for new users of Deltek Cobra, getting your head around the setup of a new project can be tedious and frustrating. So we've compiled this short article to help other new starters get up to speed quickly on what is a pretty simple, yet powerful cost management tool.

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For most people learning Deltek Cobra for the first time theres a lot to learn to get up to speed. Luckily the new version of Cobra helps novice users get up and running quickly through the numerous enhancements made to the user interface and functionality.

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We've certainly been busy here at GBA Projects but we've found enough time to take the new and improved Deltek Cobra 8.2 out for a spin. The third community update has been released and we thought we'd put it through its paces.

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Deltek's major revision of its EVM system, Cobra, has certainly caught a lot of attention especially with its new features and new look user interface. As you can see the new ribbon makes things a lot simpler for first time users.

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Since 1986, Greg Betros has held the position of Managing Director at GBA Projects. For 31 years under Greg's watch, the company has continued to deliver new success stories with over 750 projects delivered globally. The company now employs 20 people in three states - the largest it has been in its 31 year history.

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The devastation of the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal left almost 9000 people deceased and many left homeless. Nick Abraham, a cousin of the Betros Family, was a 20 year old carpenter travelling Australia when he befriended some Nepali whilst working in Darwin.

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30 Years in 30 Weeks: 2016 - 30 Years of Success

On the 22nd of August 1986, G. G. Betros & Associates was born and 2012 saw it’s rebranding to GBA Projects. Today marks the 30th birthday for a company whose humble beginnings started in the family home in Coromandel Valley, Adelaide.

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30 Years in 30 Weeks: 2015 - Award Winning

2015 was a jaw dropping year for markets and investors and it had a major impact on businesses all over the world. Our small business was not exempt from the dramas unfolding within a tumultuous economy. The up-and-down turbulence within the chinese economy had great impacts on the mining sector and the wide spread over production of oil meant a sharp down turn on oil prices.

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30 Years in 30 Weeks: 2014 - The New Royal Adelaide Hospital

As I walked to work this morning I noticed my iPhone had gone crazy with LinkedIn notifications. Apparently it was my 13th anniversary, that is 13 years at GBA Projects. And then, just this afternoon following a meeting regarding the New Royal Adelaide Hospital my phone buzzed at me to write this weeks 30 years in 30 weeks article.

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30 Years in 30 Weeks: 2013 - Turnarounds Galore

April 2012 had seen company Director Luke Betros take on a full-time role, having previously worked for AECOM at the Incitec Pivot (IPL) Plant at Mount Isa. During the later part of 2012, Luke had played a pivotal role in establishing GBA's presence as project control SME's on the "Turnaround Scene". So it was only natural that by 2013, GBA Projects had started to gain a reputation for specialising in Turnaround systems and scheduling.

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30 Years in 30 Weeks: 2012 - the rebranding

As we progress closer to the 30th week, we look at 2012, a special year for our company. Up until 2012, GBA Projects had flown by the name of G G Betros & Associates, a small family owned business with many close relationships to other similar businesses in Australia. And so in January of 2012, The name was shortened and we slapped "PROJECTS" on the end!

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30 Years in 30 Weeks: 2011 - Proud South Aussies

As 2011 began, the company was actively engaged in numerous projects across the city. Matt returned from Adelaide (from the UK) in April of that year and began providing support to BHP Billiton and Santos. Santos had begun to expand it's project services department which meant providing support to a handlful of projects (initially) but as the year drew to a close approximately 50 projects had their PDF schedules stamped with the GBA name!

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In late 2009 we received a phone call from Sembawang Engineers in Singapore who were looking for assistance in preparing and submitting numerous extensions of time for one of their major contracts, C421 - "Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway". Not much can be said (at this point) as the dispute is still currently in progress, however this one phone call led to 5 additional engagements across other projects such as "Mass Rapid Transit – Circle Line", "Lower Seletar Woter Works" and a tender for the Jurong Ship Yards.

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As most small business owners appreciate, we often rely on word-of-mouth to meet new people and source fresh opportunities. our year in 2009 was such a year where one phone call from a past client changed the company dynamic for the next 5 years.

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Last week we looked at late 2007 which saw GBA Projects engaged to provide project control services to ElectraNet SA for their Adelaide Central Reinforcement project. This development originally included the establishment of a 275/66 kV substation at Keswick Terminal which was to be supplied with high-voltage electricity from Torrens Island via a new transmission line. It was to be connected to ElectraNet’s telecommunications network via a new underground fibre-optic cable.

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In early 2007, GBA Projects continued to provide support to Adelaide University's capital works program. During this time, Greg received a call from KBR who had been engaged to provide support services to BHP Billiton for the pre-feasibility study of the Olympic Dam expansion project (ODX). Specifically for the mine materials handling portion of the work.

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Greg, as MD of GBA Projects, completed our commitments with the EOS JV project in April 2006. With a back that could only be described as 'shot to bits', Greg returned from Brisbane in April 2006 to have his back fixed. The operation required 5 months of rest and this meant that in the middle of 2006, things were pretty quiet at GBA Projects.

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Previous work on the Adelaide Oval Lights Dispute had fostered a strong relationship between the Managing Director of Asea Pacific and GBA Projects. In early 2005 Greg received a phone call from the MD of Asea Pacific, Rod Hearne. This phone call further defined what was to be a long lasting business relationship between the two businesses.

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Last night, Santos' LRP A Cold Box Project finished as a finalist in the 2016 PMI Project of the Year Awards. The project was Managed by Mr Mark Schefe of Santos, with our consultant Kurt Siu as the Project Engineer and Project Controller.

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GBA Projects continued to manage the Engineering consultant and specialists in the production of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Shute Harbour Marina development during 2004. Part of the EIS development process was to engage with the local Indigenous communities to walk over the property, assessing if there were any culturally significant heritage sites. T

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Whilst providing ongoing support to the Greek Orthodox Community in 2003 for their aged care facility, Greg was invited to give his first lecture on Project Controls at the University of South Australia. 

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“GBA Projects has all the necessary skills and expertise to provide planning solutions to any process associated with the many facets of construction. The ability to apply the necessary logic for the integration of these activities into processes alien to the construction industry is invaluable.”
Gerald Lewis, Building Consultant to John Holland & Lend Lease
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