New Zone at Project Challenge: Project Planning & Controls

Project Challenge has a new seminar zone at the Autumn show which takes place on the 11th and 12th October at London’s Olympia.

The new zone is dedicated to project planning and controls and features alongside the masterclass/solutions zone, learning and professional development and the case studies/expertise zone.

As with the other seminar zones, attendees are eligible to attend these FREE presentation sessions which will be delivered from open zones within the exhibition hall.

The full programme with timings will be available on the web site shortly but here is advanced sight of three excellent sessions:

Earned Value Management Fundamentals Is your project ready to support EVM?

Patrick Kennerson – Head of PMO, Balfour Beatty
In the 15 plus years that Patrick has been practicing Project Controls in the UK, he has found that only a few projects are fit to support EVM.

This presentation will try to explore in a practical way how to ensure that the building blocks that support EVM are imbedded within your project and your organization.

We will also explore the following issues most projects underestimate for proper EVM;

* Cultural change required to underpin EVM

* Schedule baseline issues that weaken EVM

* Progress measurement techniques that works for EVM

* Business systems input into EVM

* Comprehensive change needed to keep EVM in sync


The focus will be on providing a practical roadmap on how to address all these challenges that prevent the implementation of best practice. It will also present real life examples of how EV metrics should be presented and what project managers/directors should be aiming to obtain


A Guide to Integrated Baseline Reviews

Breda Ryan, Project Controls Lead, Jacobs UK (Programme Management & Construction Management division.) and Milla Maziluhas, Programme Controls Lead, Network Rail (National Operating Strategy and Digital Railway Programme)

An integrated baseline review is the process of performing a technical and schedule review, in order to establish a balanced understanding of the project’s planning maturity.  An IBR will review the project management plan, the methods and metrics used to measure contract performance and progress, the management control processes operating during the project’s execution, the technical merits of the schedule, and finally the risks associated with the baseline.

During this session, we will explain the roles and responsibilities of those involved, the steps required before and after an IBR, as well as the preparation and execution of the review itself.


A Global Training Solution for a comprehensive Global Certification in Project Control

Dan Stober – Product Development Manager, Project Management Training Programmes, Global Knowledge

As the world’s largest training provider, Global Knowledge have a comprehensive portfolio of Project Management training programmes and see The Guild’s Project Controls offering as a natural progression to their current training options.

Dan will detail how Global Knowledge offer training for The Guild’s comprehensive Certification Programme across all levels of Competence and are uniquely positioned to support the global pan-industry and multi-national need of this new Certification in Project Controls.

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