Our approach to budget analysis is two-tiered: top-down and bottom-up. We leverage historical data to compare similar projects at a high level while simultaneously leveraging historical data and parametric estimates to compare at a detailed level.

Analysts at Motive Power begin every budget analysis by examining below, which are also used in determining the budgeted baseline:

Job Estimates


Risk register

Once familiar with the budgeted baseline, the following are analyzed to determine the current estimate at completion for comparison against the baseline:

Current actuals


Remaining forecast

We frequently perform budget analysis throughout the project lifecycle to determine:

Potential overruns and look-aheads

Necessary contingency releases

Regular financial reporting

Recommended courses of action

Risks that have materialized are reviewed and monitored to assess their effects on the budget.

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