When Sound Transit decided to expand the light rail system in Seattle, Washington, USA, it had to find a way to tunnel under the densely populated city without disrupting life above ground. Seattle was the second worst city in the U.S. for time commuters were stuck in traffic. The University Link Light Rail Extension extended the light rail system 3.2 miles (5 kilometers) through underground tunnels providing relief for roadway congestion. The rail line opened months ahead of schedule, and the project closed US$200 million under budget. This project was a finalist for the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
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A recent addition to collaborative delivery models in the design and construction industry, IPD promises improved project outcomes in many dimensions. This session will explore the origins of IPD, cover its contractual and management structure, and share recent industry research about its effectiveness.
A project goes through various levels of interaction between multitudes of people, with different skill sets competing interests and also involves planning, scheduling, and coordination of a wide range of both independent and interrelated activities. In addition, the influence of external factors requires this industry to solve complex environmental issues.
In this webinar we will explore how Caterpillar's Global Program Management team is growing project management capability and competency in non-profits and charity organizations and how you can make a difference in your own community through the use of project management.
Poor scope definition is recognized as one of the leading causes of project failure. It is directly linked to cost and schedule overruns, as well as long term operational issues. This webinar provides an introduction to PDRI – the Project Definition Rating Index, a methodology developed by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) to ensure appropriate scope definition in construction projects.
Operational Efficiencies are vital for corporate profitability and meeting goals. Efficiency evaluations are the best way to approach operational efficiency improvements while aligning with the corporate goals of the facility. This approach reviews processes from construction management to work order life cycle, evaluating and benchmarking the various processes.
Scheduling 2016 Case Study: Use of Risk Techniques and Graphical Planning Method (GPM) to Identify Probable Completion of a $1B+ Project
his case study shares how a major transit agency approached how to plan acceleration on an extremely complex $1 Billion+ design-build contract that had consumed the entire time contingency early on in construction with 3 years’ worth of work still remaining. It explains the unique approach they took to better analyze, understand, and plan to mitigate known delays and future risks on the contract.
Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) can effectively align different construction project perspectives for greater project productivity and predictability. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover through this webinar Advanced Work Packaging, an innovative disciplined execution approach that improves project outcomes by proactively aligning planning and execution activities throughout the project life cycle, from project set-up to start-up and turnover.
The Invisible Matters - How Program Management and Systems Engineering Teamed to Build the World's Largest IceCube
What can Project and Program Managers learn from an IceCube? In this case, a lot! The South Pole is now home to IceCube, the world’s largest and arguably most unusual telescope. IceCube is a true “Discovery Class” research instrument capable of totally redefining our sense of the physical universe, but presented the design team with many unique challenges. Join us and we’ll share a true insider’s view of how the power of Program Management and Systems Engineering, working together in a process uniquely tailored for IceCube, enabled all of this to happen. This is a rare opportunity to observe the logic, tailoring strategy, and artifacts from one of the most remarkable development programs ever to take place.
Poor scope definition is the leading cause of project cost and schedule overruns, and long term operational issues in capital projects. As a result, front end planning is one of the most important processes in the construction and operation of capital assets. How can you improve scope definition and reduce project risk?