A majority of Sessions are reserved for CPM and Project Management Theory, Software Tutorials and Select Demonstrations, and other invited Speakers. A limited number of Sessions are available for Consultants to teach innovative means and methods and for software vendors to demonstrate new or improved products. A limited number of Project Showcase Sessions are also available. Members of the construction community are invited to submit abstracts describing how YOUR project delivery was improved by superior CPM scheduling and project controls. Please email your abstract to

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Thursday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM -- 75 minute session -- main auditorium

THU00 - Opening Keynote Session - Visions of the Future of CPM Scheduling

Come join Dick Faris (Oracle/Primavera) in a discussion of the future of CPM scheduling software.

Thursday, 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM -- 75 minute session

THU11 - Introduction to Oracle Primavera's Solution for Engineering & Construction

Come learn about Oracle Primavera's commitment, focus and discipline to engineering and construction solutions. A comprehensive approach to address the big and complex as well as the small and simple. Topics will include:

  • Overview of total industry solution offering
  • Integrating Cost & Schedule
  • Changing the game - from creation to status collection to reporting
  • Roadahead

Presented by Garrett E. Harley, director engineering and construction strategy

THU12 - Improving Schedule Quality with Deltek Acumen Fuse®

A good plan makes a great project.
Deltek Acumen Fuse employs simple and effective schedule diagnostics to help pinpoint and, more importantly, resolve schedule shortcomings to ensure each schedule is of the highest quality. Quickly visualize metric results and forensic data with the addition of the simpler, more intelligent SmartGantt™ to help achieve peak-level performance in planning quality and, as a result, a better chance at successful project execution.
Learn how to utilize the built-in benchmarking capabilities in Deltek Acumen Fuse along with the libraries of standard metrics to satisfy owner’s requirements for on-time, to-budget, and to-spec project completion.
Presented by Dr. Dan Patterson, Vice President of Product Strategy, Deltek

THU13 - How to Use MS Project for a Complex Construction Project

How can you manage 250 handoffs (cross-project dependencies) between 8 subprojects in a 5,000 task construction program in Microsoft Project? Most construction program managers think that you cannot manage this in Microsoft Project. We will demonstrate that you can do this in fact in Microsoft Project. Come and find out how Microsoft Project is a serious contender in the arena of large-scale construction projects.
Presented by Eric Uyttewaal, PMP, Microsoft MVP for Project. Eric is one of the foremost experts on project and portfolio management software from Microsoft. He authored the book “Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010”, a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) and is President of ProjectPro Corporation.

THU14 - Schedule Planning in Vico Office

This advanced course is designed for planning teams who want to learn more about flowline theory and how it is used in complex, commercial construction projects. 4D BIM scheduling is comprised of 4 components: quantities by location, flowline theory, on-site production control, and 4D movie simulations. In this session, we will focus on the planning functional subset of locations, flowline, and using scheduling simulations to explain the project to the Owner.

THU15 - Introduction to Synchro Professional

THU16 - Introduction to Micro Planner Manager

For 35 years Micro Planning International (MPI) has provided full service project management to clients worldwide. MICROPLANNER X-Pert has been the project management software which others are judged. A high performance package making planning and management easy for both novice and power users alike.
X-PERT for Windows a Critical Path Logic network based product either ADM and /or PDM format, a host of project planning and scheduling features, Resource Scheduling, Earned Value Performance, Gantt and Project Cost Controls easier to use than many packages. Details X-PERT’s major features will be demonstrated this session, Micro Planning International’s owners.
Presented by Raphael M Dua MACS PCP, General Manager Micro Planning International Asia Pacific Pty Ltd.

THU17 - The GPM Way - The time of discontent with CPM is past

Dr. Gui presents ten key aspects of the graphical path method (GPM)of project planning and scheduling that represent emerging, or improve on existing, best practices that will change the project/program/portfolio management landscape as we know it. The principles provide a credible way forward for those practitioners who agree with the premise that “the current state of scheduling practices is wasteful,” not to mention with the tenet of the ENR story on 05/26/2003, where O’Brien, Plotnick, Wickwire, & Ockman lamented that “Critics Can’t Find the Logic in Many of Today’s CPM Schedules.”

THU18 - Oracle Primavera One-on-One Clinic

Two 30 minute sessions to clinic with a representative from DR McNatty, a Oracle Primavera Partner, for One-on-One assistance.
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