PMI 2013 Scheduling Conference set for June 19-22 in Florida


22 May 2013 – The PMI Scheduling Community of Practice will hold their 2013 Scheduling Conference in Florida during 19-22 June 2013.  The conference will be at the Caribe Royale All Suites Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. Registration is open at http://copevents.pmi.org/schedulingconference/register.

caribe-royale-floridaThe three-day conference will include a full agenda of keynote speeches, professional presentations, workshops, networking sessions, meals and evening events – the works.  Topics covered in knowledge breakout sessions will include various aspects of planning, scheduling and managing projects, including the use of selected tools.

The opening keynote speaker on Thursday, 19 June will be Richard Faris, senior vice president of Oracle’s Primavera solutions.  He will speak on the topic of The Evolution of Scheduling.  As cofounder and Executive Vice President of Primavera, Mr. Faris led product development at Primavera for more than 25 years. His technical and product vision enabled Primavera to keep pace with innovations in computer hardware and software by developing and shipping more than 60 releases of 12 distinct project portfolio management products. He was a founding director of the PMI College of Scheduling. Oracle acquired Primavera Systems in November 2008; the Oracle Primavera business unit focuses on enterprise project portfolio management solutions for project-intensive industries.

The closing keynote speaker on Saturday, 22 June will be James G. Zack Jr., executive director of Navigant Construction Forum™, the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally.  Formerly, he was executive director, corporate claims management, Fluor Corporation; vice president, PinnacleOne; and senior construction claims consultant, CH2M HILL, Inc. With more than 40 years of experience, he is a recognized expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims. A Fellow of AACE and RICS, Mr. Zack is a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, a Certified Construction Manager and a Project Management Professional (PMP)® as well as a nationally known author and speaker on construction.  Jim will speak on the topic of The Role of a Scheduler Before, During and After the Project.

More information about the conference is at http://copevents.pmi.org/schedulingconference/home.

The PMI Scheduling Community of Practice provides access to practitioners who have a shared interest in project management scheduling. The community develops and disseminates consistent standards of project management terminology and practices, promotes the economic value of project management, and provides opportunities to shape its future.  More information can be found at http://scheduling.vc.pmi.org/Public/Home.aspx.

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research, events and publications. For more information, visit www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

Source: PMI