Capital projects are unrecognized production systems that can be modeled, optimized and controlled as such, enabling companies to reduce cost, shorten schedules and ultimately deliver predictable results. Production thinking opens many decisions that project leaders need to make that are not seen through current methods. To that end, Texas A&M University and TEES-EDGE, in partnership with the Project Production Institute (PPI), is offering a two-day introductory course with the goal to enable participants to grasp fundamental production management concepts and principles.

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The current project management framework focuses on what needs to be done by who, and when. Rooted in administrative activities, it forms the basis for contracting, contract administration, scheduling, reporting and coordination. At the same time, it ignores how work will be done or production of the work – the very element that creates value. This results in a significant gap which can only be closed by understanding how to design and deploy production aspects of a capital project across engineering, procurement and construction. Capital projects are unrecognized production systems that can be modeled, optimized and controlled as such, enabling companies to reduce cost, shorten schedules and ultimately deliver predictable results. Production thinking opens many decisions that project leaders need to make that are not seen through current methods.

Texas A&M University and TEES-EDGE, in partnership with the Project Production Institute (PPI), is offering continuing education to Reinvent The Way We Build. This two-day introductory course enables participants to understand the benefits of adopting Project Production Management (PPM) in capital projects.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the gap in the current approach and why this gap exists
  • Understand the difference between project management and production management
  • Understand project production framework including the Five Levers of Optimization
  • Gain awareness of fundamental Operations Science relationships applied to capital projects
  • Identify and map a production system
  • How to use PPM to evaluate existing execution plans and schedules, i.e., milestone definition
  • Create awareness of production decisions that must be made
  • Understand the tradeoffs of various contracting strategies on production of the work
  • Understand how to deploy the NEXT-GEN project management system using case studies
  • Identify opportunities for application of NEXT-GEN project management in participant’s own company

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is suitable for project managers / leaders, construction managers, superintendents, project engineers, and other personnel working as part of a team in capital projects from both owners, and engineering /construction organizations. Employees from all capital project sectors are encouraged to attend including Oil & Gas (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream), Chemicals, Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Heavy Civil, Manufacturing, and Mining.

For More Information About the Course:

Dr. Ivan Damnjanovic
Professor and Director of Engineering Project Management
Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
idamnjanovic@tamu.edu

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AGENDA

DAY 1

TOPIC PROCESS TIME
Welcome Program and Attendee Introductions 8:00 – 8:40
40 mins
Introduction Case Problem with Report Out 8:40 – 9:20
40 mins
Break Take 9:20 – 9:35
15 mins
Production System Basics 4-5-3 Present With Q&A for Clarification 9:35 – 10:00
25 mins
Intro to Operations Science Dice Game with Debrief 10:00 – 11:00
60 mins
Break Take 11:00 – 11:15
15 mins
Intro to Operations Science – Continued Airplane Game with Debrief 11:15 – 12:15
60 mins
Lunch Take 12:15 – 1:00
45 mins
Types of Production Systems Present and Discuss Product Process Matrix 1:00 – 1:30
30 mins
Identify and Map Production System Prepare PFD with Report Out 1:30 – 2:30
60 mins
Break Take 2:30 – 2:45
15 mins
Basic Production System Analysis Use 5 Levers to Analyze PS with Report Out 2:45 – 3:45
60 mins
Absolute Benchmarking Present Absolute Benchmarker 3:45 – 4:30
45 mins
Day 1 – Wrap-up Plus / Delta Analysis Day 2 Agenda 4:30 – 5:00
30 Mins

DAY 2

TOPIC PROCESS TIME
Day 1 Reflection Open Discussion 8:00 – 8:30
30 mins
Design and Control of Production Systems Present with Q&A for Clarification 8:30 – 9:30
60 mins
Next Generation Engineering Present with Q&A for Clarification 9:30 – 10:30
60 mins
Break Take 10:30 – 10:45
15 mins
Next Generation Procurement Present with Q&A for Clarification 10:45 – 11:45
60 mins
Lunch Take 11:45 – 12:30
45 mins
Next Generation Construction Present with Q&A for Clarification 12:30 – 1:45
75 mins
Case Problem Revisit Reflect and Analyze Day 1 Case Problem 1:45 – 2:45
60 mins
Break Take 2:45 – 3:00
15 mins
Plan Forward ORID Analysis with Report Out 3:00 – 4:00
60 mins
Day 2 – Wrap-up Summary Plus / Delta Analysis 4:00 – 5:00
60 Mins
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