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Edivandro Conforto, Ph.D. Director of Thought Leadership, PMI| Project Management Institute Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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Olalla Garcia Perez Project Manager| Kawasaki Rail Car Mostoles, Madrid, Spain
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Yuliya Zhevno Project, Portfolio and Change Management Consultant| Re:Work Consulting Astana, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
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Joseph Gildner Deputy Executive Director - Program Management| Sound Transit Wa, USA
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Mashhood Ahmed Project Manager - PMO| PMAssistant.ai Edmonton, Canada
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Sam Ayodele Project Coordinator - Capital Projects| Burlington Hydro Incorporation Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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The ‘Fix It’ Economy - Opportunities for Project Management

by Raju Rao
June 29, 2023 | 60:52 | Views: 9,603 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

Recycling or Recovery has been in vogue for the last two or three decades as a means to save the environment and many organizations , communities and countries have embraced it as priority But is this enough ? How do Repairs / Refurbish or Reuse / Repurpose compare with recycling /recovery? This becomes one step before and can be prevent large quantities of materials going to the final destination i.e. the landfill.

Utilities and Net Zero Energy Projects

by Sam Ayodele
June 08, 2023 | 61:18 | Views: 10,792 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

Organizations are genuinely pushing for more sustainable business models because it delivers benefits, and it is the right thing to do. The shift offers financial and competitive value to businesses that make environmental, social, governance and sustainability a priority at all levels of an organization.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Budgeting System Workbook (Renewable Energy Projects)

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by Stefano Pittaluga

The drafting of a project budget always starts with a technical estimate of the quantities of materials, manpower hours and equipment needed to carry out the project. This system allows the project engineer to make estimates as they see fit, and the project manager to draw up the budget according to the detail most suited to project management.

Sample Weekly Construction Project Report

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by Alisher Aliev

This template is a sample Weekly Project Report originally utilized in an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Gas Chemical Project. The report contains sections for project control (project progress, manpower status, area of concern, shipment status, delivery status); QA/QC status; HSE status; and more. Adapt as needed for your own project.

Sample Solar Power Project WBS

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by Syed Faizan Ali Shah

This Excel template can be used by project managers as a reference to help plan their solar power project. The WBS structure with tentative durations will guide them in managing the project effectively, and activities can be added in detail.

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Managing Projects in a Desert Environment During the Summer Period

by Olusegun Akinniyi, PMP

Managing projects in a desert environment during the hot summer period presents unique challenges. The author shares his experience and lessons learned from three major oil and gas projects in the Middle East. Tips for managing projects in a similar environment are presented to assist other project managers.

Managing a Software Upgrade Project in an Energy Commodities Trading Environment

by Jayant Bardalai

Software upgrades are a necessary part of the information systems life cycle and there are various requirements that drive the need for upgrades. Upgrading systems is not an easy process, but utilizing best practices and applying PMI’s project management principles can play a big part in ensuring a positive outcome.

How to Manage Scope Creep in an Outage

by Naveed Rabbani PMP, M.E.M (Energy) (NED, Pak), B.E (Electrical) (NED, Pak)

Scope creep is a serious challenge that outage managers, outage engineers and planners face before and during an outage. In order for us to manage it, we must understand what scope creep is—and what its causes are.

Power Plant Turnaround Management: Science or Art?

by Naveed Rabbani PMP, M.E.M (Energy) (NED, Pak), B.E (Electrical) (NED, Pak)

The question many people have with outages is on how to manage them. Should they be treated as a project or a process? The key to a successful outage is a detailed preparation plan followed by smart monitoring of critical parameters.

Hybrid Methods for High-Tech Spaces

by Carleton Chinner

New technology projects carry a high degree of uncertainty. Agile promises to manage uncertainty. Does this make for a natural match? Or are there more factors that influence the project manager’s chosen approach to a new project?

Project Profile: How Chevron Sustained Production in California

by Bruce Harpham

Energy firms are aware that the world is watching their actions concerning environmental impact. In this context, Chevron’s El Segundo Coke Drum project—winner of PMI’s Project of the Year Award in 2015—is well worth studying. The project was successful, delivered under budget and with an excellent safety record.

Lessons from a Successful Nuclear Project

by Bruce Harpham

Nuclear technology and project management have a long standing relationship. The River Corridor Closure Project was a finalist for the PMI Project of the Year award in 2015. As a large-scale project that dealt with significant hazards and large budgets successfully, there is much to learn from this project.

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