May 2015

Advanced Project Management

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Advanced Project Management - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Advanced Project Management - Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. George Jergeas  P.Eng
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Advanced Project Management - Day 1 : $749.00 + GST = $786.45 until May 5, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Advanced Project Management - Day 1 : $799.00 + GST = $838.95

Non-Member Price: Advanced Project Management - Day 1 : $799.00 + GST = $838.95
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 05, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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As projects have steadily become larger, more complex, and of longer duration, the challenge presented to project managers has never been greater. The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon.

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.

Learning Objectives

• 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.”

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