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The Woodlands Meeting: Schedule Risk Analysis

March 21, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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The Sam Houston State University Woodlands Center
3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77384
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PMI Woodlands Meeting Venue:


John Owen
Barbecana Inc.

COO of Barbecana Inc, John Owen has over 30 years of experience with using, supporting, and developing project management software tools across multiple industries.  Originally working as a computerized project planning manager in the Oil and Gas industry, John became involved with the creation of computer software to help organizations deliver projects on time. Before joining Barbecana, John was Product Director for Scheduling and Risk tools at Deltek.

Barbecana specializes in producing software for schedule risk analysis with the aim of helping customers improve confidence in their schedules.  

Topic Description:  Schedule Risk Analysis

Is it safe to assume there is some risk or uncertainty associated with most projects?  Given the number of projects that are delivered late, are over budget, or fail to fulfill the original scope the answer is probably yes.

It’s an interesting fact that even if estimates are good and execution is, on average, in line with the estimates then most projects will still be delivered late. Or are they? Perhaps the original delivery date was simply unrealistic?

This presentation will consider why schedules are often too optimistic and show some simple ways to make them more realistic and enhance your chance of success.

This Session Qualifies for one of the following:
Technical


You can reach the SHSU Woodlands Center at phone number: 936-202-5000.


Directions to SHSU The Woodlands Center:
3380 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
936-202-5000 (phone)
936-202-5090 (fax)

  • I-45 to exit 79 (242) and head West.
  • Take a right on West Campus Dr. (4th traffic light)
  • Take a right at first entrance, there will be a sign that says Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center.
  • Please park in the parking garage.

 


Professional Development Units (PDU) for PMI certified professionals:

The introduction of the updated CCR system, has resulted in a much simpler procedure for claiming PDUs. As before, there are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. Each PMI Houston meeting with a 1-hour presentation, on a PM Talent Triangle topic, equals 1 PDU. (The category for each presentation will be indicated on the web-site)  This includes dinner meetings, pre-dinner meetings and meetings at any of PMI Houston's satellite venues.  If you attended both pre-dinner and dinner presentations, please submit 2 PDU claims following the process below for each presentation event.

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  1. Go to www.pmi.org and log in using your pmi.org Username and Password.
  2. Select myPMI and click on “Report PDUs”
  3. Click on “Organization Meetings” and fill in the form.
  4. Organization Host " PMI Houston "
  5. Title  “Chapter Meeting”
  6. Meeting Number (Optional)  C012 (zero)
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  8. Date Completed Use Calendar to complete
  9. PDUs claimed - Enter 1, under the relevant category of the Talent Triangle. (Each 1 hr. presentation equals 1 PDU)
  10. Review the data entered, if correct click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
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