PPI disseminates knowledge about “Project as Production System” through public seminars, internal sessions for select organizations, annual symposium, publishing papers and partnerships with the Stanford University Virtual Design and Construction Certificate Program.


The PPI events deliver PPM content to industry professionals, academics and students. Through a combination of focused topics and a small group format, participants are able to both learn about PPM theory and share their experiences in a highly interactive forum. Sessions are held on an ongoing basis in various locations worldwide including Houston, London, and San Francisco. These courses address a variety of issues related to PPM including a basic introduction to the concepts and practices, hands-on learning in the use of specific methods, and tools to effectively define, model, optimize, control, improve, and implement PPM solutions. PPI instructors bring knowledge and experience to the application of PPM concepts and principles.

For more information on upcoming seminars and to register, visit the events section.

To request a seminar in your city, please contact us here.

Annual Symposium

The Annual Symposium brings leading industry and academic experts together to present and discuss PPM theory,  research and application.


As PPI Research Projects develop new knowledge, papers are created and published by PPI, submitted to refereed journals, or presented at select conferences. PPI regularly publishes a  Journal Of Project Production Management on production management theory and practice.

Certificate Program

Over the past 5 years, PPI has partnered with the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University to create curriculum about Virtual Design and Construction, which includes Project Production Management (PPM) as a discipline. Since its inception in 2008, this content has been taught to over 1,000 industry practitioners through the Stanford VDC Certificate Program.

The Stanford Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) and Project Production Institute (PPI) offer a VDC Certificate Program (Virtual Design & Construction) which teaches Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Facility Management (FM) professionals how to use and obtain high value for their projects and businesses from effective use of Virtual Design and Construction.

The principal program focus is Professional Education – to enable participants to:

  • Understand basic theory and practice of VDC. Successful participants will understand concepts of VDC models, model-based analysis, collaborative model-based development and management.
  • Develop awareness of trends, potential results and issues in using VDC.
  • Acquire specific skills in collaborative use of VDC methods. They will plan and manage at least one of their own projects using VDC methods and collaboratively report and discuss their successes and challenges.

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