This two-day Project Management course is designed for Project executives, directors, managers and project managers who are involved directly or indirectly in managing projects. The purpose of this course is to build on the Fundamentals of Project Management background by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.
The instructor will discuss the findings from latest industry studies in benchmarking study and project improvement analysis. The instructor will also discuss ways to improve project decision-making, the management of construction and associated risks. Fresh thinking is required and some long-held ideas of best practice will be challenged to opens the door to a different way of thinking to enhance project predictability.
• Understand project key success factors
• Challenge some long-held ideas and best practices
• Change focus from project level to the executive level
• Enable Project Managers to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently.
The agenda may include discussions around:
• Why cost overrun on major capital projects? And what can we do about it?
• Early warning signs
• Key success factors for major capital projects
• Overview of project gated processes: its application, advantages and disadvantages
• Re-defining project risks, Cost estimating overview, classifications, contingencies and confidence
• Project Governance and the role of the Leadership role of the Project Manager
• The Planes of Decision Process and interface management
• Contractual arrangements
• Fast tracking projects: Key Success Factors
• Team building and alignment
• Improving construction productivity and some industry best practices
Upon completing this seminar, participants will be able to:
• Improve their understanding of the project delivery system
• Explain their leadership role in supporting the project management team
• Deal with strategic and contextual risks
• Enhance the predictability of project performance.
Dr. George Jergeas P.Eng
Dr. George F. Jergeas is a Professor of Project Management within the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. George holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering and MSc and PhD in Construction Management. He is involved in teaching, research and training in team building, dispute resolution, cost overrun, construction productivity, and benchmarking. George is a co-author of the book “Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects: Beyond the Myth of Predictability.”