Why do projects get out of control? How do we restore them to meet cost and time expectations? How can we reliably predict cost growth and schedule slip? Why do projects sit on 80% complete for so long? In this session expert speakers will explain techniques for restoring non-performing projects by addressing the accuracy of scope definition, the role of WBS and the importance of accurate field measurements with particular emphasis on earned value vs bottom-up estimating to predict outcomes at completion.
Roland Horat: Managing Director, Supertech Project Management
Roland Horat is the Managing Director of Supertech Project Management an Australian company providing project management consulting and educational services. His company has developed a range of Earned Value based project control applications in support of the Industry covering Commercial Building Construction, Infrastructure, Petrochemical, Telecommunications, Power, Aeronautic, Defense, and Manufacturing Industries. Roland is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the role of Project Engineer, Construction and Project Manager. He is a specialist in Project Controls covering Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning. His company undertakes project performance audits and develops recovery strategies to projects in distress.
Roland guides a team of local and internationally based project controls specialists imbedded with clients undertaking a wide range of industry projects. His team builds and maintains Critical Path Method [CPM] (Microsoft Project/Primavera) schedules covering engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning with assigned cost, labour and material usage units. His team are fully acquainted with and undertake baseline control, project updates, schedule maintenance and perform Earned Value Performance Management [EVPM] in compliance with industry standards using Supertech’s proprietary EVEngine Project Control system.
Frustrated with the cost and complexity of available project control software, Roland and his team developed EVENGINE an easy to use Microsoft Excel Utility programs to undertake cost effective EVPM project control and financial management. Roland’s other expertise lies in the forensic investigation of project performance, claims analysis and preparation, project audits for compliance to CPM and EVPM criteria, and provide advice on the implementation of project controls systems. Roland in collaboration with his team of subject matter experts have developed a range of PMI certified and University certified courses that are delivered by classroom and webinars. Roland brings to the session his practical experience and expertise.
Juan Saavedra: Civil Industrial Engineer
Juan is a Civil Industrial Engineer with over 13 years’ experience facilitating the delivery of major infrastructure/building works from the Principal’s side including the transitioning to operational management of assets both in Australia and overseas. He has proven experience in project management, project planning, cost control, forecasting (cost & schedule, including risk adjusted model) and earned value methodology. Juan has successfully implemented earned value system in complex multimillion dollar infrastructure projects in various disciplines such as roads, airports, maritime and new buildings.
Some of Juan’s roles have included Cost and Schedule control of $50M per annum expenditure on BHP’s Minera Spence Copper Mine in Chile and locally on the $1.6B Port of Melbourne Webb Dock Port Capacity Project.
Chris Bier: Project Manager, McConnell Dowell
Chris is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry working on a diverse range of projects in the civil, marine and transport sectors across Australia. Involvement in lump sum, cost plus, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects has provided Chris with a broad exposure to different models of contract delivery with varying cost control and reporting requirements.
Chris is currently a Project Manager with McConnell Dowell and is leading a team for the upgrade of existing wharf infrastructure works in Melbourne. He is responsible for successful project delivery including the procurement and sound commercial execution of the works.
Other projects Chris has worked on include the Gold Coast Light Rail Project, Qld; Dampier Port Upgrade, WA; Cockburn Power Station, WA; Goro Nickel Project, New Caledonia and nearly 3 years on civil & marine projects in Indonesia.
Please note: This event begins at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, and runs until 8.00pm.
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