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Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017

Time: 6:00PM-9:30PM

Venue: Microsoft Malaysia, Level 26 Menara 3 Petronas Kuala Lumpur

PDUs: 2 (Technical)

1st Presenter: Mr. Shaun Lim

      Topic: Project Actual Cost considerations
      Duration: 30 minutes

2nd Presenter: Mr. Arul C

      Topic: Project Finance Feasibility
      Duration:  1 hour
Note: We are not accepting walk-in registration for this event due to the strict security requirements of the venue. We request kind coorperation of all registered attendees to be punctual for this event.


Topic #1: Project Actual Cost considerations

Cost management is defined as  the process of estimating, allocating and controlling the costs in a project. It allows a business to predict coming expenses in order to reduce the chances of it going over budget. In order to achieve this , an important part is to be able to track the actual cost in a timely and accurate manner. This session looks into the various considerations in handling project actual cost with examples from Microsoft solutions.


Topic #2: Project Finance Feasibility

Project Financial Feasibility study focusses the investigation of the overall financial situation around the project i.e. to assess and prove the economic viability of the business idea. Based on cost projections, the study can greatly assist Organizations to understand the following areas (by periods):
o Project Assumptions
o Overall Project Costs
o Interest During Construction (IDC)
o Costs during Operations
o Revenue expectations during the Operations phase
o The Depreciation of Assets during Construction
o Expected project profits
o The cash flow projections
o Determining the crucial ratios such as Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) to support project feasibility
o Using the Net cash Flows to Understand the Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) which is important metric for Project Financing
o Sensitivity Analysis performed on important variables
o Possible sources of project financing
How this topic relevant to your job?
Using the computed IRR, NPV and DSCR as guides, a decision can be then be made whether the project is economically viable. While most of us understand the IRR, NPV and DSCR, it must be noted that computing these metrics require further understanding of financial statements such as Income Statement, the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement.
The presenter will touch on the overall process on developing a Project Finance Model and the knowledge and skillset required for performing this important task.

Presenter Profile:



Shaun Lim


Shaun Lim is Senior Solution Specialist and champion of the Microsoft PPM (Project Server and Project Online) solution at Microsoft for South East Asia.

He has more than 25 years’ project management experience with wide industry knowledge in both the IT and non-IT sectors.

In his current role, he is responsible for growing the PPM business in South East Asia and is the subject matter expert and go-to person for Sales and partners.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he has headed PMO offices in Engineering and Construction companies and as well as various senior leadership roles in IT Professional Services and Sales organizations.

With his many years’ experience either in the capacity as Services Lead or Sales advocate, Shaun has been influential in helping many customers explore and continuously improve their usage to realize the full benefit of implementing PPM.




Arul C

Arul has been working in the Self-Service industry for the last 35 years.

For those who are unfamiliar with Self-Service Banking, it is about ATMs, Cash Deposit Machines, Cash Recyclers, Solutions around these Machines, Self-Service networks and not mentioning the Sales and Service of these devices.

Just for your knowledge, the money dispensed by the devices in Malaysia/year exceeds the reserves in Bank Negara (in excess of US$100 Billion)…… thus making it a very serious business. He has been with NCR who is the leading player in this space for 28 years and now is an independent consultant. His assignments at NCR saw in work in the Philippines, India and around the Asia-Pacific region for over 20 years. His last position at NCR was the Country Head and Director, NCR Malaysia. Today, his organization – ARULC CONSULT is a recently enrolled R.E.P.. He himself is a PMP, PMI-RMP and certified in Microsoft Project. Additionally he is a NCR , Microsoft and HRDF certified Trainer. He is also probably the only PMI Malaysian Chapter retiree member.



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2 PDUs (Technical)

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