PPI Conversations

Welcome to PPI Conversations! This platform provides an opportunity to connect with leading-edge thinkers and leaders to discuss today’s pressing topics in the engineering and construction industry.

PPI Executive Director Gary Fischer will host these monthly conversations as a way to expand thinking around project production and project delivery. These conversations will continue to address the root cause of major capital project cost and schedule overruns through research and dissemination of Project Production Management (PPM) and its foundation of Operations Science.


How Can the Neuroscience of Change Improve Projects?

A PPI Conversation with Gary Fischer, PE and Anil Seth, PhD

Anil Seth is a world-renowned neuroscientist who has been studying the biological basis of conscious experience for more than 20 years. As PPI members are tasked with delivering capital projects to address major challenges facing the global community, why do we continue to build and pursue the world’s greatest projects using archaic methods and planning?


Why Is It Difficult to Get Others to Listen to Great Ideas?

A PPI Conversation with Gary Fischer, PE, Terry Slattery and Jennica Dixon


Advancing Project Delivery In The UK

A PPI Conversation with Gary Fischer, PE and Simon Murray

Join us for this fascinating conversation with Simon Murray, a leading edge thinker advocating for a new approach to delivering high performing infrastructure in the UK. Simon has more than thirty years’ experience in project delivery. He has held senior executive positions in the UK’s airport, railway and highway companies and has been responsible for planning and delivering major investment programs including Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport and Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL). Simon developed his passion for improving construction whilst working for John Egan at BAA in the 1990s, working closely on the UK Government’s task force on the construction industry and the drafting of Rethinking Construction.


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A PPI Conversation with Gary Fischer, PE and James Choo

For our first conversation, Gary spoke with H. James Choo, PhD, a leader in project delivery using production control. James is the Chief Technical Officer at Strategic Project Solutions as well as a member of the PPI Technical Committee.