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A “Condotiero” (or its more common Condottieri in Italian) were the leaders of the professional military free companies (or mercenaries) contracted by the Italian city-states and the Papacy from the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance. In Renaissance Italian, condottiero meant "contractor". In contemporary Italian, "condottiero" acquired the broader meaning of "military leader", not restricted to mercenaries. In other words, a condotiero was a leader who accepted and perform or delivered a contract. In the same way a Project Manager is contracted to deliver a project (i.e. a contract).

Condotiero is an application that helps the project manager track a project’s progress to its budget and generate forecasts and calculate percentage complete. It interfaces with various Microsoft Office 2013 applications like Word, Excel and Project.

As well as the core functionality, Condotiero has optional add-ons that can be purchased separately which add functionality to the core system.

At the moment there are 3 add-ons available, Surveyor, Scribe and Soothsayer, with more on their way.


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Surveyor is an add-on to Condotiero will assist the management of request and ideas for project. It serves as a queue for these ideas and performs an evaluation to determine project size, suggested project complexity and costs to take the idea to the next stage. It can generate a project assessment form which can then be used to obtain approval to proceed to the next phase/stage.

Please Note: Surveyor is not a standalone application, it requires Condotiero to be installed. If you want more information on Condotiero, you can find it here.

Condotiero Version 2.0 has replaced the Microsoft Access 2013 database with a Microsoft SQL Server database. This has increased the data security and added “industrial” strength to the overall system. Surveyor Version 2.0 works alongside Condotiero Version 2.0 and utilises that new Microsoft SQL Server database.


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Surveyor assists the management of request and ideas for project. When an idea or concept is first raise, it needs to be assessed as to whether it’s a project or a task or what type of project. This is performed by following the steps in this screen and answering all questions.

The answers to the questions will determine whether the idea is a project or a task.

Once the assessment has been complete it's time to prepare the proposal document by:

  • Filling in the project information field on this screen;
  • Defining the next phase scope; and
  • Defining the next phase costs.

Then Surveyor can use the Proposal button to generate the Project Assessment Form. Once an idea has been approved, a project can be initiated in Condotiero.

Main Project Screen


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Scribe is an add-on to Condotiero for preparing Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) documentation. Condotiero holds the estimates for projects and these are important input into a CBA; they are part of the costs and may also represent part of the benefits (i.e. revenue).

Please Note: Scribe is not a standalone application, it requires Condotiero to be installed. If you want more information on Condotiero, you can find it here.


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Scribe will assist preparing Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) documentation. Condotiero holds the estimates for projects and these are important input into a CBA; they are part of the costs and may also represent part of the benefits (i.e. revenue). Scribe collates these figures which can be exported as is to the provided CBA template for completion of the CBA. Or the CBA can actually be put together within Scribe and exported to the template.

CBAs can be generated for:

  • An entire project; select “All” in the Sub-Project and Change Id pulldown menus (default setting).
  • A sub-project; select the appropriate sub-project from the Sub-Project pulldown menu.
  • A project variation; first select the appropriate sub-project from the Sub-Project pulldown menu and then the appropriate variation from the Change Id pulldown menu.


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Soothsayer is an add-on to Condotiero that assists team members record their forecast for the effort they have left on their allocated assignments. While this can be done through Condotiero, the project manager may not want team members to have to navigate through that comprehensive application. Soothsayer is a simple addon that a team member can use to simply see their allocated assignments and enter their forecast.

Please Note: Soothsayer is not a standalone application, it requires Condotiero to be installed. If you want more information on Condotiero, you can find it here.


Soothsayer is fairly simple tool; it displays all of the open assignments the team member has for the selected project. Using the “Hours Left” field, the team member can enter their forecast for the effort remaining for each assignment. Soothsayer will then make all the necessary calculations, including how much of the contingency needs to be allocated to the assignment(s) or returned into the contingency. And that’s all; no need to navigate through the Conoditero screens to do this simple, but very important, task.

The team member can also export in Microsoft Excel the list of allocated assignments. Just click the "Export" button.

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Licensing: The add-ons are not a standalone applications and requires Condotiero to be installed. For the one-off purchase price you will be able to register as many users as you're licensed for Condotiero; e.g. if you have a 5 user Condotiero license, you're entitled to register 5 add-on users.