WPL Publishing Schedules Webinar to Help Construction Professionals Plan Their Projects

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The interactive event, entitled “Avoid Project Failure: Take Time to Plan the Project -- 13 Proven Steps to Success,” is tailored for various professionals in the construction community, including contractors, subcontractors, public and private owners, construction managers, contract administrators, architects, and engineers.

A senior project management consultant later this month will provide attendees of a WPL Publishing webinar advice on how to plan their construction projects.

A good project plan and project schedule is the key to having a successful project. Many projects have managers, contractors, and/or owners that fall into a trap. They get locked into project execution before all of the requisite requirements are defined and planned. This flawed process results in communication, sequencing, and execution problems that handicap a job from start to finish. There is a better way. In this exclusive webinar, consultant Doug Findley will illustrate 13 discrete process steps that allow a project team to understand and plan a project before attempting to schedule it. To register for the two-hour event, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/3utkj3j.

The webinar will detail project planning processes and offer templates that can be used to gather data and requirements for the following:

  • Project definition.
  • Scope definition.
  • Work Breakdown Structure creation.
  • Activity definition and activity duration estimating.
  • Resource planning.
  • Organizational planning, communication planning, and staffing.
  • Risk-management planning, risk identification, and qualitative risk assessment.
  • Cost estimation.

Mr. Findley works with High Bridge Associates Inc. He was an adjunct professor at Clemson University, teaching construction project management, and has more than 40 years of project-management and project-controls experience in electrical utilities, research and development, petrochem, and heavy industrial projects. He has worked in 30 nuclear power plants in the United States and abroad and recently served as the P6 administrator at ITER, a 10-nation project to design and build an experimental fusion reactor based on the “tokamak” concept in St. Paul-lez-Durance, France.

Following the presentation, there will be an interactive 30-minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/3utkj3j.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces three construction newsletters: Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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