Giga Project Case presented by Wayne Crabtree, Chevron

The Project Production Institute (PPI) held its 4th annual symposium in San Francisco with record attendance featuring a host of speakers from industry and academia. Participants came from around the world and across a wide range of industries and companies facing challenges in the delivery of their major capital projects. This year’s topic was the global supply network and its impact on outcomes of major capital projects. The symposium showcased presentations from industry-leaders such as Chevron, Google, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, UC Berkeley and the co-founder of Tesla.

Presentations covered topics ranging from Managing Supply Networks, Lean Construction vs Project Production Management (PPM) and Lead Time Compression to Supply Flow Control. The day emphasized the ongoing failures of major capital projects and how effective application of PPM is significantly improving outcomes.

“The conference was really great and just keeps getting better and better, year after year!”
– Senior Executive, Major Oil & Gas Company

Jennifer Weitzel, Microsoft

Each year PPI recognizes significant contributions to and thought leadership in the application of Project Production Management (PPM)

PPI presented the 2017 Technical Achievement Award to Jennifer Weitzel, General Manager of the Global Data Center Program at Microsoft.

In her current role, Ms. Weitzel is responsible for the global expansion of Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Program, with capital investment of $9 billion per year over the next five years.


The 2018 Symposium will be held on 05 and 06 December 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.


About PPI

PPI researches and disseminates knowledge related to the application of operations science for the optimization of complex and critical energy, industrial and civil infrastructure projects.