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Utility Acquisition Integration: IT Strategy Case Study

by Keith Fournier, Adam Golden, Tom Mongillo
December 05, 2012 | 65:18 | Views: 423 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.21 / 5

Our Client executed the delivered IT integration strategy successfully and had a seamless transition with no disruptions in service to their customers or internal users. The presentation will explain the specific steps and templates utilized to attain our client’s goal.

Get it Done! Applying Agile Methods to Life or Business

by Jesse Fewell
March 31, 2013 | 61:26 | Views: 972 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.99 / 5

For years now, agile methods have become the standard for software projects, helping companies deliver more product, faster, with higher quality. But what about the rest of us? What if I work in public utilities? What if I work in manufacturing, or the automotive field, or marketing campaigns? This cutting-edge webinar will reveal several case studies of unconventional uses of agile methods, along with some overarching principles and patterns to help you apply them to your own work, whether it be book publishing or personal fitness.

Specialized Transportation Services for Power Plant Projects

by Brad Hiltunen, Mark Hefty
May 01, 2012 | 64:56 | Views: 125 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.23 / 5

There are many aspects and risks associated with large scale utility projects. Learn how specialized transportation systems can impact your project. You will learn how they operate and what risks can impact your project. Brad Hiltunen from Emmert International will present two highly specialized transportation projects and discuss project risks associated with coordinating transportation of highly specialized equipment.

TCPI – The great Fortune Telling lie detection tool

by Dale Boeckman
September 18, 2014 | 50:44 | Views: 842 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.24 / 5

Many projects use SPI and CPI as indicators for past schedule and cost performance. However these indices do very little to assess the productivity required to achieve project completion on-time and within budget. To Complete Productivity Index (TCPI) provides that prediction support and if used, properly can greatly aid in timely decision making. This webinar introduces TCPI and illustrates its power and utility through the use of various scenarios.

Request for Outage


When it's necessary to turn off, lock out or deactivate a system or utility for contract work or construction purposes, it's a good idea to get permission from proper authorities and provide notification to all parties affected. Use this request form for both.

Expedited Decision Analysis: A Structured, Efficient Approach to Instilling Confidence in Decision-Making – A White Paper

by Paul R. Genuario

This white paper presents a tried and true, expedited decision analysis methodology that was created and refined by a large government contractor and formally recognized by the government as a best practice. The value of this approach is in its simplicity, ability to be standardized, and applicability to the vast majority of issues that face decision-makers. Supporting rationale behind the methodology is provided, along with a presentation format.

Nurturing the Next Big Thing: Innovation Requires Cutting Edge and Tradition

by PM Network Staff

There is no shortage of surveys heralding the miracle of innovation for organizations trying to remain competitive in a volatile global economy. As that uncertainty becomes the norm, the focus on innovation is bound to grow. This article discusses how organizations must find a way to marry the fundamentals of project governance that helped them get where they are with the breakthrough concepts that will get them where they need to be. In doing so, it looks at how a solar energy and clean-tech company turns prototypes into business solutions by slashing time-to-market without sacrificing quality. Next, the article details how companies innovate during troubled economic times, citing a study by Wipro and Forbes Insight's Growth Strategies for 2012 and Beyond, which reports that 68 percent of global executives agree that innovation is more important now than before the recession. It then identifies areas where organizations fall short. The article discusses how organizations can make the jump from a cutting-edge concept to a full-fledged project that delivers true innovation and examines how review strategies can help companies identify innovative concepts that are not up to par. It looks at how companies can collaborate on innovative concepts by detailing how Ford Motor Company and Weyerhaeuser worked together on a project to replace fiberglass or mineral reinforcements and reveals the positive results of this collaboration. It then summarizes how an innovation governance process may help organizations find the balance between fostering creativity and demanding measurable outcomes and explains how an innovation steering committee can evaluate proofs of concept and how they align with strategic goals of the business. Accompanying the article are two case studies: The first case study examines OnStar's (Detroit, Michigan, USA) innovation strategy. The second case study discusses Petra Solar's (South Plainfield, New Jersey, USA) innovative solar technology, smart-grid and clean-tech projects.

Shut Down, Slow Down or Speed Up?

by Mike Donoghue

Name the season and name the reason, but many firms schedule shutdowns of their facilities and staff during certain periods as a means to put a temporary stop in operations to control costs. But there are many in the workforce who prefer to exercise their own individual control over these down times in order to keep their industry active, carry on their work and remain effective contributors.



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