Project Controls Expo 2018 is holding their annual conference on 14th November at the Emirates (Arsenal Stadium). This event is very popular with delegates as it caters for all levels from beginners to senior managers and executives. Due to the popularity of Project Controls Expo 2018, the organizers are occupying more of the stadium to cater for the expected 1300+ delegates. Project Controls Expo 2018 have also announced that they are going global with their first Project Expo which will be held in Melbourne on 22nd November.
The format of Project Controls Expo 2018 will be Master classes, Technology, a Keynote Speaker, Partner Showcase and Job Fair, Case studies, SME Panel and Networking Café. The stadium is divided into Zones where these classes will take place.
Master Class Zone
Presentations in the Master classes are interactive and aimed at the theory and practice of Project Controls. The industry presenters are all leading Project Control professionals from around the globe.
The Ten Tenets of Major Project Initiation
Professor Denise Bower is the Executive Director of Major Projects Association (MPA) at University of Leeds. The purpose of the MPA is to improve the initiation and delivery of major projects through the interaction of members from all sectors by sharing experience, knowledge and ideas. Since the MPA formation in 1981 many events have been held and many reports have been written in the attempt to understand why major projects go well and to learn when they go wrong. Professor Bower will give her insights on the framework of the tenets of major project initiation, which can help all those working on major projects to adopt better project initiation processes.
How risky is your project? And what are you doing about it?
Dr. David Hilson is a thought leader and expert practitioner on Risk Management. Dr. Hilson is known globally as the ‘Risk Doctor’ receiving numerous awards for his work in Risk Management. He has developed significant innovations, which are now widely, accepted as best practice. Dr. Hilson will offer his insights on leading risk management standards that include a definition of “overall project risk” which differs from individual risks. Dr. Hilson will clarify the concept of “overall project risk”, explaining its importance. He will outline how it can be identified, assessed and managed. By broadening risk approach to include overall risk, risk in projects can be determined and steps can be taken to resolve the risk.
Standing Up a Project Controls within DE&S- a Land Domain Perspective
Mark Bunyan is a Functional Manager of Project Controls for Land Domain for MoD. As head of Project Controls for the Land Domain Defense Equipment and Support Mark is responsible for equipping and supporting the armed forces. Mark will offer his insights into setting up the function and introducing Project Controls processes and tools into DE&S. Mark will share his experiences and lessons learnt on:
- Defining and implementing the function model.
- The approach adopted for role profiles, organization design and recruitment.
- The roll out of processes for setting and managing baselines using EVM.
- The roll out of tooling (including P6, Time Recording, Cost Processor).
The technology presentations are products and ideas demonstrated by industry professionals. Each demonstration will be 45 minutes in duration.
Making a case for digitalization of the project staffing process
Leif Arild Asheim is CEO of Promineo, the eighth fastest growing technology company in Norway, becoming a leader in digitalization of project staffing. Leif will offer his insights in making digitalization a reality. He will explain how companies must find people with the right skills and manage the shift to a culture that is willing to carry out the effort. For a project business, this change must begin and be captured in the project staffing process.
How to Plan and Build a Submarine
Richard Wood is CEO of Safran Software Solutions where they have pioneered new risk analysis software, which integrates risk analytics and risk thinking across a project intensive organization. Planning the build of a submarine is a complex portfolio for a defense contractor. Richard will give his insights using a real-life example of how to plan and build a submarine. Richard will demonstrate how modern project controls techniques can support a flexible, resource sensitive, and risk-based project controls environment effectively.
Maximising the success of your Capital Projects through Integer Programming Models
Michael Goggin is a Director for Enstoa U.S.A and is responsible for global strategy. Michael applies systems engineering principles to the planning and execution of complex projects. Capital project portfolio planning problems exist because project selection and scheduling should be determined simultaneously in order to maximize organizational resources. Michael will share his insights using a formulation of a standard integer programming approach that returns the optimal portfolio plan from the collection of all feasible project selections and schedules.
Tony Chisnall is Director of General Programs DE&S MoD Bristol. Tony is an executive leader with over 20 years experience successfully leading the development and delivery of complex capital investments programs and asset management solutions across the government and private sector. In his keynote address Tony will offer his insights on how to improve business performance by deploying efficient operating models, processes and systems that remove organizational complexes.
Partner Showcase and Job Fair
Forty-two companies will showcase their products, technologies and services for Project Controls. They will offer hands-on interactive demonstrations as well as being available to offer best practices and tips and tricks. Several employers will be presenting global Project Controls opportunities.
Subject Matters Experts (SME) will be available on a one to one basis to discuss your specific case/queries in depth. These 30-minute sessions have to be pre-booked upon registering for this event. Subjects available for discussion in Program Management include Earned Value, Cost Engineering, Risk and Forensics.
Case Studies Zone
The Case Study Zone offers delegates the opportunity to discuss the application of Project Controls with industry experts who have global experience. By discussing real world problems and issues this zone allows delegates to learn best practices and share knowledge.
Are Triangles the Future?
Ben Fry is a Principle Risk Consultant at QinetiQ and is responsible for a Risk Management transformation and improvement for a £500m QinetiQ program. Ben will offer his insights on Risk Management offering for discussion “Is the common practice of using 3-point, triangular, distributions for modelling costs and schedule risks enhancing, or hindering, the accuracy of risk modelling?”Ben will discuss the logical and practical merits of 2- verses 3-point estimating and discuss which genuinely provides the most accurate and realistic outputs to support decision-making.
Integrating BIM, Program Controls and Big Data: Benefits, Key Success Factors and Industry Trends
Iain Cameron is a Chartered Engineer for LogiKal Projects, UK. Iain is experienced in project management, project controls and cost engineering. The UK Government published the Construction Strategy with the aim of reducing the cost of public sector assets by 20%. All construction suppliers tendering for government projects have to be working at BIM (digital design data) level 2, this requires all BIM data to be electronic and integrated to support the objective of reducing construction costs. Iain will offer his insights using some of LogiKal’s recent case studies. Iain will explore this approach, looking at the key success factors that should be present in any capital program team, which is seeking to integrate electronic data, to maximize the commercial opportunities for all parties, and reduce the challenges.
The Networking café’s are open all day offering a relaxing atmosphere to engage with peers and industry experts. Contacts can be made and best practices discussed.
Project Controls Expo 2018 Registration Details
- Standard price of £200.00 excluding VAT until 31st Oct.
- Premium price of £400.00 excluding VAT until 6th Nov.
Prices include food and drink throughout the day.
Registration will close on 6th November.
We reviewed two hotels in close proximity to the Emirates Stadium, The Central Park Hotel and The Best Western Hotel.
The Central Park Hotel is a budget hotel that is set in a Victorian building. It is situated approximately a 15-minute walk from the Emirates Stadium, which is less than a mile away. The hotel is clean with spacious rooms, the staffs are friendly and breakfast is included. One night costs £79.00.
The Best Western is a three-star hotel situated a mile from the Emirates Stadium. This hotel has recently been refurbished. The beds are comfy and the staffs are friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. Breakfast is included which is either a full English or Continental. One night costs £103.50.
Project Controls Expo 2018 is an event that grows from strength to strength with numbers increasing each year. Project Controls Expo 2018 isn’t industry specific and it attracts anyone who has an interest in project controls from schedulers and program operators to project and portfolio managers.
If you are interested in project controls, then Project Controls Expo 2018 is for you. The aim of the conference is to “help you to significantly improve your project performance and help you manage projects, programs, process, cost and resource more effectively.” As well as the Networking Cafés, stadium tours are available which is another ideal networking opportunity. Project Expo’s app can be used to find out about any updates on the sessions available. The app can help you to keep in contact with friends’ prior and during the conference.