CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2025

We are again accepting proposals to present for our LIVE 2025 Conference

A majority of Sessions are reserved for CPM and Project Management Theory, Software Tutorials and 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. To apply for these available sessions, please prepare an Abstract (of 50 words or less to explain your topic to our attendees reading this page) and email to info@constructioncpm.com with subject "ABSTRACT".

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

MON00 - Welcome by Fred Plotnick --
and Opening Keynote Session by TBD, President-Elect of AACE

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

MON11 - TBD

MON12 - TBD

MON13 - Schedule Validator takes DCMA Scoring to Another Level with detailed Quality Assessments
Join Part 1 of this session to see how the quality assessment in the Schedule Validation Score has enhanced the DCMA guidelines, adding parameters, Advancing thresholds, and weighting. - creating an easy to read, and easy to standardize scoring model.

MON14 - Unique features of Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject
Asta Powerproject includes many unique features designed to help you setup and manage your projects efficiently to ensure project completion on time, within budget, with the necessary resources available to perform the work. Presented by Mary Williams

MON15 - Deltek Project Portfolio Management Overview
A high level walk through of Deltek’s PPM Suite of tools. Explore the different Project Management tools Deltek offers, in support of the complete Project Life Cycle. Discussion of what each tool does, how they integrate with each other, and how they integrate with non-Deltek PM tools. Presented by Denise Russell,

MON16 - What’s New in Primavera P6 and Oracle Primavera Cloud (OPC)
Learn about some of the more significant enhancements that have been made to P6 and OPC over the last calendar year. Presented by Chad Wattendorf, Global Product Strategy Director


Monday, 11:10 AM to 12:25 PM -- 75 minute session

MON21 - Tracking Delays: Forecasted vs. Actual
This presentation investigates the disparities between how construction schedulers perceive delays during project execution, and how delays are calculated in post-construction forensic schedule analysis. During construction, initial schedules tend to be optimistic, emphasizing aggressive prosecution of work, efficiency, and timely completion. Once disputes arise, however, schedule updates can become littered with pessimistic delay forecasts. These situations limit the usefulness of the schedules in post-construction analysis. As a result, forensic schedule analysis focuses on documenting and analyzing actual delays, uncovering discrepancies between anticipated and realized timelines. By delving into these distinctions, this presentation aims to enhance our understanding of these challenges, offering insights to improve project planning, risk management, and forensic schedule analysis. Presented by Patrick Kelly

MON22 - TBD

MON23 - Schedule Validator takes DCMA Scoring to Another Level with Progress Performance Assessments
Join Part 2 of this session to see how Schedule Validation Scores enhance progress and performance measures. Take full advantage of unused DCMA Progress assessments (BEI, CEI) plus critical path KPI's that any schedule dashboard should have.

MON24 - Powerproject BIM 4D Planning
Presented by Chris Ray

MON25 - After the Work is Done: A Deltek PMO Battle Rhythms
You’ve completed the work for this reporting cycle, what now? Join us as we walk through statusing and managing a schedule in Open Plan, integrating Progress & Forecast information into Cobra, brining Actuals into Cobra, and reporting out on the current state of the Project (for EV and non-EV Projects). Presented by Denise Russell.

MON26 - Schedule Development Using P6 Professional Download to 1st Report
This session will lead attendees from download of Primavera P6 software from Oracle's website to delivery of the first report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. This session is taught by two veteran users of P6™, Hannah Schumacher, Scheduling Manager, Sundt Construction Inc. www.sundt.com and Charlie Jackson, Vice President of Project Life Span, LLC.
Many Contract Documents are now requiring the use of the latest version of Primavera software (P6™) due to its enterprise capabilities and its use of latest technologies including the capabilities to interact other software applications; therefore it is important for the Scheduler to understand how to use this software most efficiently in their battle to complete their projects in a timely manner.
Primavera’s latest release of P6™ contains many features that can assist in developing schedules quickly and efficiently. However, a new or in-experienced user would be overwhelmed in the struggle to prepare the schedule using P6™ and these advanced features without proper training or “Basic Training”.
This session will focus on the presenters’ experiences and their lessons learned regarding the effective use of P6 ™ in the schedule development process as they apply to the Planning and Scheduling development processes. The Scheduler should be able to apply the implementation and execution “Lessons Learned” outlined in this presentation to develop schedules quickly and efficiently using P6™.


Monday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM -- 75 minute session

MON31 - Comparing GAO and DCMA Schedule Assessments
The U.S. Government Accountability Office and the DoD Defense Contract Management Agency both conduct health assessments of integrated master schedules. GAO’s best practices and DCMA’s schedule metrics are often compared with one another, but this comparison is usually taken out of context. While the procedures we use to assess a schedule’s health are fundamentally similar, the purpose, scope, and results of our assessments may differ. In this presentation, we compare both agencies’ schedule assessment details and processes, and how the results may affect the organizations under assessment.

MON32 - TBD

MON33 - Impact of OH&S laws on Scheduling Durations and thus Project Delivery
Safety is one of the most important aspects of a construction project, as construction workers are often exposed to activities with potentially serious hazards. OSHA guidelines recommend a proactive approach to managing workplace safety and health and recommend developing a plan to identify and select options for eliminating, preventing, or controlling workplace hazards. Additionally, several states require employers to develop a comprehensive written safety plan that protects workers from injuries and illnesses in the workplace. With the construction sector having one of the highest risks of fatal injuries, a project safety plan for construction activities is a must-have. The safety plan will include work that is necessary to ensure safety, but the time and tasks required are rarely considered in the schedule. The presentation will discuss how OSHA can impact a schedule as OH&S does in other countries. Presented by Raf Dua

MON34 - Update Directly from the Field with Powerproject Site Progress Mobile
Presented by Megan DePoty

MON35 - Automate Schedule Review with Acumen Touchstone
Evaluating project schedules and responding promptly to subcontractors or internal submitters can be a time-consuming process. In this session, we will show how you can automate the schedule review process, have a central location to track and store schedule submittals, and simultaneously improve the quality of your schedules. Use the industry standard metrics found in Acumen Fuse, or even your own custom metrics, to define the schedule acceptance criteria for each project. This makes submitters aware of how their schedules are being evaluated and helps reviewers understand where to focus their efforts to improve schedule quality. Presented by Jarod Maloney.

MON36 - Schedule Updating Using P6 Professional NTP to 1st Update Report
This session will lead attendees in the proper use of Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM from Notice-to-Proceed (or acceptance of the initial baseline schedule) to delivery of the first update report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. This session is taught by two veteran users of P6™, Hannah Schumacher, Sundt Construction Inc. www.sundt.com and Charlie Jackson, Vice President of Project Life Span, LLC.
Many Contract Documents are now requiring the use of the latest version of Primavera software (P6™) due to its enterprise capabilities and its use of latest technologies including the capabilities to interact other software applications; therefore it is important for the Scheduler to understand how to use this software most efficiently in their battle to complete their projects in a timely manner.
Primavera’s latest release of P6™ contains many features that can assist in developing schedules quickly and efficiently. However, a new or in-experienced user would be overwhelmed in the struggle to prepare the schedule using P6™ and these advanced features without proper training or “Basic Training”.
This session will focus on the presenters’ experiences and their lessons learned regarding the effective use of P6 ™ in the schedule development process as they apply to the Planning and Scheduling development processes. The Scheduler should be able to apply the implementation and execution “Lessons Learned” outlined in this presentation to develop schedules quickly and efficiently using P6™.


Monday, 3:35 PM to 4:50 PM -- 75 minute session

MON41 - How to Get the Most Out of Your Schedule Data Using SmartPM
With all the innovation happening within commercial construction, delays & overruns remain the most intractable problem in the industry, resulting in over a trillion dollars of waste annually. Enter the CPM schedule, and more importantly, the data behind it. SmartPM is an AI-powered schedule analytics software that captures and utilizes the data within CPM schedules to transform complex and abstract data into straight-forward, accurate, and concise reporting of crucial factors driving construction projects. This presentation includes a detailed analysis of the SmartPM data gathered from over 20,000 CPM schedules, correlating industry challenges to their solution which lies within the schedule: its data. The audience will gain insight into the key factors that drive construction projects and how the schedule and project controls can give project teams the information they need to avoid the common issues many project teams face.

MON42 - TBD

MON43 - So, You Want Me to Hire You?
In the world of job interviews, project support, or consultancy engagements, it is imperative to present oneself as a proficient Scheduler within the industry. Drawing from over two decades of experience in hiring and developing schedulers and planners, I have compiled a set of leading questions designed to assess the skills of experienced schedulers and want to share them with you to get your take on how to present ourselves as schedulers. Additionally, I offer recommendations on how candidates can strategically represent themselves to enhance their chances of securing employment. Presented by Josh Wollan of Zachry.

MON44 - Rolling Wave Planning by Cesar Ramos
The best way to describe most Oil & Gas EPC Schedule development falls under what is known as Rolling Wave Planning. When the schedule is being reviewed by peers, consultants, or even 3rd party companies, typically the measure of Schedule Quality used is from a single perspective. AACE’s Rolling Wave Planning definition means that “as a project moves into subsequent phases and more scope information becomes available, the schedule is revised to reflect this additional detail (which is sometimes referred to as a form of “rolling-wave” method of scheduling).” Based on this rationale, clients, peers, & 3rd party companies that perform schedule analysis need to be made aware of industry methods.

MON45 - Leveraging Schedule Analysis to Improve Project Performance
Analyzing large and complex project schedules can be a time consuming and arduous task. In this session we will discuss more efficient methods to evaluate project schedules and account for potential impacts of risks or opportunities to improve the plan. Some of the key topics expected to be covered include; best practices to evaluate and improve schedule quality and compliance, utilizing Deltek Acumen for enhanced analytics and forensics to track schedule performance, variances, and spot trends, accounting for risks and aligning those potential impacts with the project schedule, and identifying areas of opportunity to create a recovery schedule to get a delayed project back on track. Presented by Jarod Maloney

MON46 - Migrating from P6 to OPC

Tuesday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM -- 75 minute session

TUE00 - Tuesday Keynote
by David Zachry on Leading the Team

and Remarks - on Specialty Tracks and Evening Events by Fred Plotnick

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

TUE11 - Litigation Track Keynote
Spreading the Risk and Avoiding Killer Contract Clauses

Construction projects are exciting, and often move quickly from concept to contract. All too often, parties rush through the negotiation and drafting details for their written agreements, leading to poorly drafted contracts. It’s important that the parties stand on firm footing when setting up a contract – truly, the “law between parties” for the job.
This presentation will help the parties understand and avoid the typical snares that can afflict a construction contract. In this seminar, construction attorney Dan Lund will discuss: ♦ Common pitfalls in construction contracts, including on critical key terms ♦ How to reasonably and efficiently negotiate a construction contract. Presented by Dan Lund of

TUE12 - Comparing P6 Server to Primavera Cloud
Hate sitting through software presentations where they tell you what it does but never show you the software used in actual real life situations? Curious to really see Oracle's new scheduling tool? This is the presentation for you. Jeff Milo, Senior Operations Manager – Scheduling & Christian Velasco Scheduling Manager at Landmark Construction, has been using Oracle’s new scheduling tool Primavera Cloud since April of 2019. Through their involvement in Oracles Early Adopter program they has had unprecedented access to both the software and its developers. In this presentation they will take you on an all access tour of the first scheduling program built by Primavera from the ground up since P3, show you actual schedules built in the software and explain how Landmark Construction uses the tool every day. They will also give an unfiltered review of the software’s strengths and shortcomings in comparison to Primavera P6.

TUE13 - Zachry on WHAT should be in Your Software
Ranjeet Gadhoke of Zachry will discuss what a contractor desires in a CPM software offering At a very basic level, good scheduling software serves the fundamental role of delivering task management, Gantt chart-based visualizations, resource allocation, dependency management, and critical path analysis. It's imperative that the software effectively tracks baseline schedules, furnishes comprehensive reporting capabilities, seamlessly integrates with diverse tools, offers customization options, and facilitates collaborative work. Paramount considerations encompass mobile accessibility, stringent security features, and scalability, complemented by the availability of training and support resources. With the advent of better computing power and the rise of machine learning and generative AI, we can dream of scheduling software that can provide more, much more. Come join me in this collaborative session of dreaming of the perfect CPM software – what is and what should be in your software.

TUE14 - Multi-Subproject Resource Scheduling With EVM using Micro Planner X-Pert
When dealing with complex projects, the problem of establishing good operational schedules and effective utilisation of resources is acute as well as difficult and frequently occupies a great deal of senior management time. It is in this sphere of operations that the economic benefits to be derived from the use of a resource scheduling programme and the computer can be truly significant. In recent years more and more businesses and government departments have turned to the planning of projects using Critical Path Network planning software tools, to produce the desired results. However, in spite of the gains made in the management of projects it has in the main been limited to managing time and budget and the management of resources has been seen to be too hard or as is often said, “not my problem, we use subcontractors!” Micro Planner X-Pert is a fully integrated tool which provides the user with AOA, PDM and PERT network techniques. It has machine learning Resource Scheduling facilities and has Earned value Management as per the Standard ISO21511 and has been managing resource scheduling and EVM for major and complex projects for almost 45 years! Presented by Raf Dua

TUE15 - Building a Better Scheduling Department
Join this session to learn how to design the perfect scheduling department. You know it may never turn out like you thought, but if you dream big and follow certain guidelines it will be better than anyone ever expected - and save a lot of time and money. Presented by John Jackson

TUE16 - Don't Run with Scissors: How to Ensure Quality in your Project Plan
Presented by Tom Polen and Steve Goller


Tuesday, 11:10 AM to 12:25 PM -- 75 minute session

TUE21 - Claim vs. Claim: Untangling Subcontractor – GC and GC – Owner Delay Analysis
Because forensic analysis emphasizes a study of a schedule’s critical path, and most literature regarding time-based disputes focuses on the owner/general contractor relationship, it is easy to forget about subcontractors’ interests when evaluating delay. Subcontractors often have legitimate claims rooted in schedule impact, but not all of them affect the execution of the prime contract. This creates a delay demonstration challenge when impacts suffered by the subcontractor are not visible in the general contract’s critical path. This presentation will examine holistic and targeted methods for evaluating time impact to a subcontractor’s portion of an overall project scope; the separation of delays caused by the owner from those caused by the general contractor; and recommendations for pursuing a fair and equitable evaluation for all parties. Presented by Greg Hall of Keiwit

TUE22 - Practical Use of Oracle's Primavera Cloud A "How To" Tutorial
"hands-on" training. Presented by Dan Beck of DRMcNatty

TUE23 - Run a Half-Step Delay Analysis in Seconds with Steelray’s Breakthrough Technology
Do you ever compare schedule updates with previous updates to understand why the finish date moved? In this presentation, Brian Leach of Steelray Software will demonstrate how you can conduct a forensic schedule delay analysis that typically takes days and reduce it down to seconds. Steelray Delay Analyzer is breakthrough technology that performs a true half-step delay analysis (AACE RP 29R-03, MIP 3.4) on two or more updates of a Primavera P6 schedule. Presented by Brian Leach

TUE24 - Benefits of Additional Real-World CPM Modeling Capabilities with Aurora
CPM tools provide various capabilities for modeling and analyzing projects however, there are many cases where without further modeling capabilities, the human project managers are overwhelmed by the inaccuracies of the resulting schedule during execution resulting in degraded project execution. These range from non-concurrent constraints, to preference constraints, to shift-based resource constraints, ergonomic constraints. There are a plethora of other modeling capabilities that have been found to be useful/necessary to model and execute projects efficiently. This presentation will draw from a diverse range of domains ranging from construction to aerospace manufacturing, demonstrating how better modeling leads to better outcomes and how generally applicable these modeling options are to most domains.

TUE25 - Planning in Both Distance and Time
Alignment based infrastructure projects, such as road, tunnel, bridge, rail, or pipeline use distance to plan and optimize the location and direction of construction activities and project constraints. These types of projects can be complex because of land access, permitting, environmental, or other right-of-way issues such as groundwater conditions or MOT (Maintenance of Traffic) requirements during construction. These issues are both temporal and location-based in nature and are difficult to effectively define in standard Gantt chart planning tools. The advantage of linear scheduling, using Tilos, is that project planning can easily incorporate all the constraints and restrictions in even the most difficult projects. Planning and optimization can happen directly in Tilos. Presented by Lorne Duncan.

TUE26 - How To Exploit Available Sizes and Calendars of Crews for Improving Project Control and Project Duration
Some large projects involving repeated activities can be partitioned into locations, zones or units. From scheduling point of view, such project resembles production of a set of somewhat similar products in a manufacturing unit. Before the advent of the rigorous and popular project scheduling method, Critical Path Method (CPM), such projects were scheduled using Line of Balance (LOB) method which was initially developed for production scheduling in manufacturing environment. Our new scheduling method easily exploits the choices available for crew sizes and calendars for optimizing the project schedule while ensuring smooth flow of work under the influence of uncontrollable random variation in the project unless the variation is at a chaotic level. It treats crew sizes and calendars as variables for project optimization. Presented by Prasad Velaga, PhD, Optisol, LLC


Tuesday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM -- 75 minute session

TUE31 - Latest on AACE 29RP-03

TUE32 - Introduction to Oracle’s Task Management Solution
Oracle’s Task Management Solution, which is part of Oracle Primavera Cloud, provides Last Planner-based task management capabilities to plan and manage field work. It optionally connects the CPM schedule to the field schedule, and enables field personnel to manage their work in a manner that corresponds to the manual processes they are used to. Learn more about how your organization can leverage OPC to streamline your CPM scheduling and field task management processes. Presented by Janyce Page, Product Strategy Director

TUE33 - Making an informed decision on OPC by Marc Bobby of CBA
If you are considering purchasing Oracle Primavera Cloud or migrating from P6, you’ll want to attend this session. Marc Bobby, Senior CBA Consultant, and Don Monteleone, CBA President & CEO, will compare OPC’s capabilities, advantages, and key differences to P6, including a review of OPC licensing, workspace concepts, security, users, and user groups. You’ll also get better acquainted with the software through key OPC demos throughout the presentation.

TUE34 - John Owen of Barbecana Meeting Contract Requirements for Schedule Risk Analysis

TUE35 - What’s in Your CPM Scheduling Tool? Deltek’s Open Plan
Integrations and Differentiators with Deltek’s Open Plan. Sometimes multiple CPM scheduling tools are in a PMO’s toolkit, and that’s okay. However, it’s important to understand the differences between them and how they can function as a cohesive unit. This session will discuss some of the differentiators (and similarities!) between Open Plan and other CPM scheduling tools. Additionally, we’ll demonstrate how Open Plan can integrate data to and from other tools, allowing Project teams flexibility when managing their work. Presented by Denise Russell

TUE36 - Getting Started with Takt Planning Presented by Steve Moore
Bringing rhythm and flow to projects, Takt Planning is growing rapidly across our industry. This session will boil down many books, papers and multi-day trainings into a single, action-packed, one-hour session. You will learn what takt planning is all about and how to get started; including resources to train others and run your first project inTakt.

Tuesday, 3:35 PM to 4:50 PM -- 75 minute session

TUE41 - Evaluating Project End Phase Delays on Complex Projects
As the construction phase nears completion on complex projects, the project’s critical path will typically flow through testing and commissioning, followed by substantial completion, followed by punch list resolution, and final completion. Many predecessor relationships typically exist between construction and commissioning phase activities and substantial completion that must be contractually satisfied for this project milestone to occur. This creates a logic bottleneck that can lead to scenarios where many potential critical, near-critical, and concurrent delays occur because there is typically little, if any, project float available. For this reason, it is said that at the end of any project “everything becomes critical.” In this presentation, we’ll examine this phenomenon and the potential repercussions from a prospective and retrospective standpoint. We’ll describe methods for actively identifying and tracking potential issues and cover CPM metrics and delay analysis techniques that owners and contractors can employ to avoid project end phase delay disputes. We’ll use examples from recent case studies that underscore these principles and techniques. Presented by Wayne DeFlaminis of HKA.

TUE42 - An Open Discussion of All things Oracle
Conducted by Chad Wattendorf, Global Product Strategy Director

TUE43 - "Do Your Magic" and other things clients say
How do we explain what it is that we do as schedulers to project managers, field personnel, project owners, etc.? There was a Primavera Project Planner advertisement in ENR and elsewhere that read – “Project Management – Art, Science or Bull?” My answer was always – yes – some of all of that! It is our job as schedulers to limit the Bull and to make the schedule as accurate as possible, reflecting the Contractor’s plan for completing the project “on time and on budget”. Presented by Bruce Betz.

TUE44 - Earned Value & Risk Analysis in Powerproject
Presented by Megan DePoty

TUE45 - Deltek Roadmap
An overview of Deltek’s PPM roadmap, including recent releases and those planned for 2024. The session will review our PPM product strategy and direction, including details about Acumen and Open Plan. We’d like to provide attendees the opportunity to hear about product plans, ask questions, provide feedback, and share Deltek PPM stories. Conducted by: Mark Smith

TUE46 - Requiring Contractors to Run Forensic Analyses in Owner's Cloud
What are the ramifications of OPC if a project and program owner demands a contractor to prepare, update and run forensics in the owner’s subscription? An Audience Participation Discussion with FRED

Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

WED01 - Keynote Session - Mock Trial 2024
-- 160 minute double session
Judge Marshall's court is again in session for this year's Mock Trial presentation. So top off your cup of coffee, be seated, and enjoy the show! Judge Marshall will teach the LAW. Two attorneys will be providing examples of trial techniques, setting traps for unwary experts. Two experts will be providing examples of bad and good behaviour. One fact witness with actual knowledge will entertain as he provides the facts of the case to Judge Marshall and the jury (you!)

WED04 - Cost & Resource Management in Powerproject
Learn how Asta Powerproject can make the complex management of people, plant, and materials simple with easy, visually clear steps. See who is needed against a view of their existing commitments with resource histograms. Balance availability, quantity and effort to maintain schedule and budget. Manage multiple variables including different shift patterns, work rates, overtime, and skills. Cost and time go hand-in-hand. Manage both together in Powerproject, analyzing budgeted costs, planned costs and actual costs all against time. Model cost data using man-hours, quantity, fixed and variable rates. Report on earned value and maintain change history over time. Presented by Mary Williams

WED05 - TBD

WED06 - Basics of Agile Scheduling by Tim Mather


Wednesday, 9:25 AM to 10:40 AM

WED14 - Pull Planning with Asta Connect
Presented by Chris Wray

WED15 - TBD

WED16 - Demonstration of Agile Preparing a Flexible Plan for Historical Renovation


Wednesday, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

WED21 - Jim Coleman, Esq., of Zachry on Issues of the Contractor's Corporate Attorney

WED22 - OPC by CBA "Hands-on Training"
Bring your laptop and roll up your sleeves for this session. Experience Oracle Primavera first-hand when you log into CBA’s OPC training environment and take it for a spin. Marc Bobby, CBA Senior Consultant and Trainer, will walk you through a mini OPC training where you perform key actions in the software, and see a few demos of the products capabilities

WED23 - Judge Marshall and Asimov on AI
"The Three Laws are perfect and will lead to Revolution"

WED24 - Implementation of Elecosoft Powerproject Enterprise at Zachry Construction
At the start of the year, Zachry Construction rolled out a new (to us) software program to handle our Proposal Schedules. We took it step by step, dealing with both bumps and breakthroughs along the way. From the initial steps to the current setup, we've navigated through the implementation process. Sure, we faced a few challenges, but now we've got the hang of it. Today, we're making the most out of the new software, using it to manage our Proposal Schedules in a way that suits us best. Presented by ...

WED25 - Chris & Glen on Top Ten Ways to Avoid Resource Related Claims

WED26 - GAO Guideline on Agile Scheduling
Have you worked on a program using Agile development that told you they didn’t need a schedule because they were Agile? If so, come for a discussion of how the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published. Specifically, we will review how GAO’s 10 scheduling best practices can be applied to schedules developed for Agile programs, as discussed in GAO’s Schedule Assessment and Agile Assessment Guides


Wednesday, 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

WED31 - Schedule Analyses from a DOT
Claims Engineer's Perspective

Have you ever tried to settle a dispute over project delay without a schedule? You are essentially arguing over positions. When I took a position as a Claims Engineer in 1990 with the Texas Dept of Transportation (DOT), it took me very little time to realize that if I was going to succeed at dispute resolution, I had to master the art of CPM scheduling. The schedule was to be the objective tool. I will share what I have found to be the most important aspects on behalf of DOTs and owners. Presented by Bob Hendley, PE

WED32 - The future of Generative AI in Oracle Construction & Engineering
The Artificial Intelligence application ChatGPT launched in November of 2022 and was the fastest application ever to reach 1M users in the history of the Internet. ChatGTP’s core technology of Generative AI, built on Large language model architectures (LLMs), is just the most recent in a wave of AI technologies that have become available over the last decade. From speech recognition to computer vision to predictive analytics these technologies have the potential to save time by automating workflows and reduce risk by identifying problems before they occur. How can these approaches benefit the discipline of Program management? What risks do these technologies create? This talk will provide a summary of developments in the field of AI, map them to critical parts of the program definition, scoping and delivery processes and then explore the risks that use of these technologies may engender. Presented by Padmini Kanive, Product Strategy Director

WED33 - Advanced CPM Milestone Review by Ron Winter, PSP FAACE
Several AACE recommended practices (RP) mention that the scheduler should specifically consider milestones in the creation and review of the typical construction schedule. These RPs do not detail what should be considered when reviewing milestones. It is not enough for the scheduler to look at them and hope that something ‘pops-out’. Advanced schedulers should focus on a list of specific topics. This presentation discusses the hows and whys of the proper use of milestones in CPM schedules and how to make better schedules. From baseline schedules to schedule updates, this handy guide gives advanced schedulers more tools to ensure that they have better schedules and better run projects.

WED34 - Elecosoft TownHall
Asta Powerproject & More

WED35 - Defining Actionable Schedule KPIs and Dashboards
Dive into the realm of efficient project management in this enlightening session! Discover the 8 transformative KPIs buried in raw schedule data that can be poised to revamp the project and enterprise scheduling dashboards. Whether you are novice or an expert, grasp easy- to- use quality and progress assessments tailor made for schedulers of all levels. Uncover the potent performance indicators that vividly spotlight risks, impending failures, and potential delays. Dashboards, designed to simplify reviews and drive actionable insights, make these KPI’s easy to understand and track.

WED36 - An Afternoon of SmartPM Deep Dive I
Participants will have the unique opportunity to analyze one of their own projects in SmartPM using their project’s baseline and subsequent updates. Aimed at enhancing efficiency, communication, and proactive management in projects, this workshop is ideal for professionals seeking to elevate their project management skills in a technologically evolving landscape.


Wednesday, 3:20 PM to 4:25 PM

WED41 - Ethics and the Expert
A Panel Discussion Led by Judge Marshall
Closing Remarks on CCC23

WED42 - Integrating P6 and Primavera Cloud by Dan Beck

WED43 - TBD

WED44 - Business Intelligence & Collaboration in Vision

WED45 - Organic Intelligence(Nothing Artificial About It)

WED46 - An Afternoon of SmartPM Deep Dive II

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