About Project Control Academy

About Project Control Academy

Our Vision:We are the leading global provider of exceptional training programs in project controls, empowering project professionals worldwide to unlock their full potential and achieve mastery in both technical and non-technical skills.

Project Control Academy was established with a singular purpose: to bridge the education gap in the project controls field. Our mission is to provide premier training, resources, and expert guidance in project controls and project leadership.

We deliver world-class training services to project professionals and leaders who aspire to achieve remarkable levels of performance, productivity, and profit in their projects and organizations. With our comprehensive and best-in-class online training programs in project controls, we have helped tens of thousands of individuals and numerous international corporations accelerate their technical knowledge in project controls, saving them years of trial and error.

Our reputation as a leading educational provider is supported by the testimonials we have received from our satisfied clients. Notably, Kentz International (now part of SNC-Lavalin) selected Project Control Academy as their global provider of Project Control training solutions, benefiting their 550 project controls team members across 30 countries.

We are honored to have served esteemed corporate clients such as BHP, Philips 66, BBP, Waste Management, Stantec, ADNOC, Total E&P, Technip Energies, Cupertino Electric, CMS Energy, EllisDon, L3Harris, Linesight, Worley, and SNC Lavalin, among others.

At Project Control Academy, we strive to create a unique, convenient, and effective learning environment for project professionals worldwide. Our services encompass Online Training Programs, Corporate Training Solutions, Expert Guidance and Coaching through the EPPIC program, Premium Complimentary Resources, and our annual conference and expo, Project Control Summit.

Explore our services to discover how we can add value to you and your company, empowering you to excel in the world of project controls.

Our Team Members & Instructors

Shohreh-Black BG-800

Shohreh Ghorbani, M.Eng., PMP
Founder & Technical Director
Instructor of Applied Project ControlsEssentials of EVMEVM MasteryProject Controls Career Roadmap, and Project Scheduling Blueprint Courses

Shohreh Ghorbani is a dynamic and accomplished professional in the field of project controls. With an extensive background and expertise in project controls, she has been at the forefront of driving excellence and innovation in the industry.

As the founder and technical director of Project Control Academy, the leading global provider of practical online training programs in project controls, Shohreh has made it her mission to empower professionals and organizations with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in project controls. Her passion for education and continuous learning has led her to develop comprehensive training programs that cater to the diverse needs of project management professionals worldwide.

Renowned for her captivating and dynamic approach to teaching, Shohreh has garnered acclaim and widespread recognition in the realm of project controls education.

Beyond her professional achievements, Shohreh is deeply invested in building a strong community of project controls professionals. Through her leadership, she has fostered a collaborative environment where individuals can connect, share insights, and support each other in their professional journeys.

With her unwavering dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence, Shohreh Ghorbani continues to inspire and empower project management professionals worldwide, leaving a lasting legacy in the field of project controls.

To learn more about Shohreh, please visit her profile on LinkedIn.

Kamran-Black BG-800

Kamran Akbarzadeh, PhD, PMP, DTM
Instructor of Leadership Soup for Excellence and Intentional Listening for Career Growth Courses, and Creator of the EPPIC Program

Dr. Kamran Akbarzadeh, the CEO of Project Control Academy, is an accomplished author and visionary. With a wealth of experience as a project manager, subject matter expert, program leader, and partnership advisor in prominent organizations, Kamran is also a successful entrepreneur and coach.

Believing in the inherent leadership potential within each individual, Kamran is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses overcome their challenges, achieve their dreams and visions, and accelerate their growth. Through coaching and training, he equips project professionals to upgrade their mindset, develop essential leadership and interpersonal skills, and thrive in both their personal and professional lives.

As the CEO, Kamran plays a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of Project Control Academy. His expertise guides the execution of their plans, ensuring the delivery of exceptional value to project professionals worldwide while fostering the growth of the academy. Kamran’s unique insights and guidance enable professionals to reach new heights of success.

Kamran’s impressive credentials include a PhD in Chemical Engineering, a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute, and the prestigious Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation from Toastmasters International.

For further information about Kamran, please visit his LinkedIn profile.

Photo - Joel Jacob

Joel Jacob, PMP, LEED Green Associate
Program Manager

Joel is a dedicated enthusiast of project management, with a specific focus on real estate projects. He strongly believes in the importance of continuous education for enhancing skills and expanding knowledge. With more than six years of experience in the construction industry, Joel has held various positions in project management, including PMO, project controls, and customer experience, in Kuwait, India, and the USA. Currently, he serves as the Business Development Manager at Project Control Academy.

Joel’s educational background includes a postgraduate degree in Construction Management and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has also obtained certifications such as PMP (Project Management Professional) and LEED Green Associate, demonstrating his commitment to professional development and sustainable building practices.

To learn more about Joel, please visit his profile on LinkedIn.


Instructor of Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis Course

Chris Carson is a highly accomplished professional in the field of program and project controls, currently serving as the Enterprise Director of Program & Project Controls & Associate Vice President at ARCADIS U.S., a leading global Engineering and PMCM firm. With over 40 years of experience in Program/Construction Management, Chris specializes in various disciplines including Planning & Scheduling, Cost Management, Risk Management, Document Control, and Forensic Analysis. He has successfully managed projects across multiple industries such as education, municipal, commercial, industrial, government, military, and medical, with a focus on facilities, infrastructure/transportation, water and wastewater treatment, utilities, and environmental projects.

Chris Carson is widely recognized as a thought leader in the industry and actively contributes to several industry associations including CMAA, AACE International, RICS, PMI, and the Guild of Project Controls. He has delivered over 500 industry sessions, authored or contributed to more than 25 publications, and received numerous awards for his exceptional contributions, including the prestigious 2011 AACE International “Technical Excellence” award and the 2009 PMI College of Scheduling award for “Significant Contributions to the Scheduling Industry.” Additionally, he received the “Chairman’s Award” from CMAA in 2006 for his contributions to the construction management industry.

Chris Carson has played a pivotal role in developing industry best practices and guidelines, serving as a co-author/editor of notable publications such as PMI’s “CPM Scheduling For Construction – Best Practices & Guidelines” and AACE International Recommended Practice No. 29R-03, “Forensic Schedule Analysis.”

His significant professional achievements have been acknowledged through prestigious fellowships, including being named an AACE International Fellow in 2013 for his exceptional accomplishments in cost management or cost engineering. He was also recognized as the first founding Fellow of Project Controls by the International Guild of Project Controls in 2014 and became a Fellow of RICS in 2015 for his outstanding individual achievements, industry development, knowledge sharing, and support to others in reaching their goals.

Chris Carson holds certifications such as CMAA Certified Construction Manager (CCM), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), AACE International Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), Decision and Risk Management Professional (DRMP), and Certified Estimating Professional (CEP). These certifications reflect his expertise and commitment to professional excellence in the field.

Meet Chris Carson on LinkedIn.


Cesar Ramos
Instructor of EVM Implementation in Primavera P6

Cesar Ramos is a highly skilled professional certified by Oracle Partner to provide training in Primavera P6, Risk [Pertmaster], EVM Analytics, and other related areas. With over 20 years of experience in Project Controls, Cesar possesses extensive expertise in planning/scheduling, risk analysis, cost controls, earned value management, and cost estimating. Throughout his career, he has predominantly worked in the Oil & Gas industry, focusing on the construction and engineering of Onshore, Offshore, and Subsea projects.

Cesar’s passion for his field is evident in his commitment to attaining expert-level knowledge in advanced Planning/Scheduling methodologies and the future of Earned Value Management. His dedication to continuously enhancing his skills and staying updated on industry advancements sets him apart in delivering exceptional training and guidance to professionals in the field of Project Controls.

To connect with Cesar, please check his LinkedIn profile or his website.

Richard Citrine

Richard Citrine, PMI-RMP
Instructor of Quantitative Project Cost & Schedule Risk Analysis Course

Richard Citrine is a highly skilled Principal Risk Manager with extensive experience in risk and value management. Holding the certification of Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), Richard has dedicated over a decade to leading risk management initiatives on significant rail, aviation, and tunneling programs in both the UK and the USA.

Richard’s expertise encompasses various aspects of risk management, including conducting complex analyses for large infrastructure and building projects. He excels in facilitating risk workshops, developing cost and schedule risk models, performing risk analysis, and preparing detailed reports. Richard is proficient in utilizing advanced software such as Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis, Safran, and @Risk to perform integrated schedule and cost analyses.

With a broad range of skills, Richard is highly proficient in workshop facilitation, risk analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, CPM scheduling, schedule variance analysis, earned value analysis, contract reviews, procurement, bid leveling, and value engineering. As the leader of Arcadis’ Risk Management Community of Practice, Richard actively collaborates with a team of experts to develop best practices, risk management tools, and knowledge-sharing platforms. He emphasizes proactive risk identification and management, employing Monte Carlo simulations for effective budget and schedule contingency planning. Additionally, Richard regularly conducts risk management training for internal and external stakeholders.

To connect with Richard, please check his LinkedIn profile.


Jeancarlo Durán Maica, MBA, MCP, CCP, PMP, EVP
Instructor of Power BI Visual Data Analytics for Project Controls Course

Jeancarlo Durán Maica, MBA, MCP, CCP™, PMP®, EVP™, is a highly accomplished professional with expertise in Power BI and Primavera P6. With a wealth of experience in project controls best practices, Jeancarlo holds international certifications in project and cost management, validating his extensive knowledge in the field.

Jeancarlo’s proficiency spans all planning and controls disciplines, allowing him to excel in diverse project environments and successfully lead large teams and project setups. He holds notable professional certifications, including Primavera P6 EPPM Implementation Specialist and MCP (Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Professional).

As an active member of AACE International, Jeancarlo played a pivotal role in establishing the AACE Peru Section in 2013. He further contributed to the organization by serving on the Board of Directors of AACE International from 2017 to 2019 as the Director-Region 10 (Latin America).

Currently, Jeancarlo serves as the Digital Planning and Reporting Manager for BAM Nuttall, overseeing a multi-million pound rail project in the UK known as the Transpennine Route Upgrade. This transformative project aims to connect Manchester to Leeds, and Jeancarlo’s expertise is instrumental in its success.

Connect with Jeancarlo on LinkedIn.


Mostafa AbdelRazik, P.Eng., PMP, EVP, PSP
Instructor of Project Scheduling with Primavera P6  

Mostafa AbdelRazik is a highly experienced project management professional with a strong focus on Project Controls. His exceptional expertise in the infrastructure and industrial sectors has been demonstrated through his involvement in mega projects with budgets exceeding 1 billion dollars. Mostafa has consistently contributed to the successful delivery of these projects, ensuring they are completed on schedule and within budget.

Driven by a passion for data integration and integrity, Mostafa constantly seeks to leverage new technologies to enhance the efficiency of project controls deliverables. He is renowned for his speed and efficiency in creating schedules, tracking reports, and conducting analysis.

Mostafa holds esteemed certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Earned Value Professional (EVP), and Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP). He has earned a master’s degree in Construction Management from Concordia University in Montreal.

As an active speaker, Mostafa shares his expertise at renowned events such as Project Control Summit, AACE International, and PMI. He also imparts his knowledge through teaching various project management courses at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

To connect with Mostafa, please check his LinkedIn profile.


Liliana Restrepo Montoya
Customer Service Lead, Project Control Academy

Liliana is a dedicated professional who heads our customer service department. With more than 7 years of experience in customer service and administrative support, she brings valuable expertise to ensure exceptional service and support for our customers. Liliana’s commitment to delivering high-quality assistance contributes to the overall satisfaction of our clients.

Grab Your Ticket to Project Control Summit 2024 at a Huge Discount. Super Early Bird Registrations Ending Soon!

This website uses cookies and asks your personal data to enhance your browsing experience.