The PPI Annual Symposium brings leading industry and academic experts together to present and discuss Project Production Management (PPM) theory, research and application.
Celebrating 10 Years
Thanks to all our partners, collaborators and presenters for the continued participation, collaboration and thought leadership at the Annual Symposium over the last ten years.
PPM Week 2023
November 06 - 09, 2023
Houston / Virtual
Through the Symposia and other events, we continue to address the root cause of major capital project cost and schedule overruns via research, discussion and dissemination of Project Production Management (PPM) and its foundation of Operations Science.
By The Numbers
Since Inaugural Symposium
Each year PPI recognizes contributions and thought leadership in the area of Project Production Management. The award is presented at the Annual PPI Symposium.
2022: Iris D. Tommelein, PhD
Iris D. Tommelein is a Professor of Engineering and Project Management in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and directs the Project Production Systems Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.
2021: H. James Choo, PhD
Dr. Choo is the Chief Technical Officer of Strategic Project Solutions, Inc. and has been leading research and development of PPM knowledge, processes, and systems since the mid-1990’s.
2020: Phil Kaminsky, PhD
Phil Kaminsky is the Earl J. Isaac Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley. He is currently on industrial leave at Amazon, as a Principal Research Scientist.
2019: Gary Fischer
Mr. Fischer has spent 30 years in Chevron’s capital projects organization and has held a variety of technical and executive positions across downstream, chemicals and upstream. During Mr. Fischer’s career, he provided functional expertise to improve project team effectiveness and created best-in-class approaches for the execution of Chevron’s worldwide major capital projects portfolio.
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9th Annual SymposiumView Presentations
PPI’s Ninth Annual Symposium brought together industry experts, academics and thought leaders to establish this unifying framework and maximize value by working on an integrated solution for this new Era of project delivery.
8th Annual SymposiumView Presentations
In November 2021, the Project Production Institute hosted its eight annual Symposium virtually.
7th Annual SymposiumView Presentations
In December 2020, the Project Production Institute hosted its seventh annual Symposium virtually.
6th Annual SymposiumView Presentations
In December 2019, the Project Production Institute hosted its sixth annual Symposium at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Executives from a wide variety of companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Google, Hess, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Merck, Microsoft and PG&E came together with researchers and academics from Stanford, Texas A&M and UC Berkeley, amongst others, to discuss how to resolve the global crisis affecting the engineering and construction industry through effective application of Project Production Management (PPM).
5th Annual SymposiumView Presentations
The fifth annual Project Production Institute Symposium was held on 5-6 December 2018 in San Francisco. Executives from a wide variety of companies such as The Boston Consulting Group, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Genentech, Google, Hess, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Merck, Microsoft, PG&E, Roche and Saudi Aramco, came together with researchers and academics from San Diego State University, Stanford, Texas A&M, and UC Berkeley to discuss how to resolve the global crisis affecting the engineering and construction industry through effective application of Project Production Management (PPM).
4th Annual SymposiumView Presentations
The fourth annual Project Production Institute Symposium was held on 29 November 2017 in San Francisco. Once again, the Symposium drew record attendance from representatives across multiple industries and academia from around the globe to hear the latest in managing complex supply networks to address the crisis in global engineering and construction.
3rd Annual SymposiumView Presentations
The third annual Project Production Institute Symposium was held on 30 November 2016 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Over one hundred representatives from industry and academia attended.
2nd Annual SymposiumView Presentations
The Project Production Institute annual symposium was held on December 9th, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Project Production Management concepts were presented and discussed by leading academic researchers and industry practitioners.
Inaugural SymposiumView Presentations
The Project Production Institute inaugural symposium was held on December 3rd, 2014 at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco. Project Production Management concepts were presented and discussed by leading academic researchers and industry practitioners.