We are again accepting proposals to present for our LIVE 2023 Conference

A majority of Sessions are reserved for CPM and Project Management Theory, Software Tutorials and Demonstrations, and other invited Speakers. A limited number of Sessions are available for Consultants to teach innovative means and methods and for software vendors to demonstrate new or improved products. A limited number of Project Showcase Sessions are also available. Members of the construction community are invited to submit abstracts describing how YOUR project delivery was improved by superior CPM scheduling and project controls. To apply for these available sessions, please prepare an Abstract (of 50 words or less to explain your topic to our attendees reading this page) and email to with subject "ABSTRACT".


For an Overview of 2023 Sessions, click here    -- for past conferences click here
Many of these and many other presentations have been pre-recorded for viewing online during the pandemic
To view Please click here Then click the Presentation to enjoy. Additional content for many of the presentations is provided below each presentation including biography of presenter, PDF of slides, optional white paper and recording of live 2022 Virtual CCC Zoom Q&A sessions.

Monday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM -- 75 minute session -- main auditorium

MON00 - Welcome by Fred Plotnick --
and Opening Keynote Session by Shoshanna Fraizinger, CCP, PMP, President-Elect of AACE

Monday, 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM -- 75 minute session

MON11 - Theory and Practice Track
The Top Ten Worst Situations With Proven Project Controls Solutions

Many situations occur in project delivery which appear to be unmanageable or impossible to resolve, and the authors have a long history of experience in successfully pulling off resolution of what appear to be impossible or very difficult situations. These situations range from project problems that arise from Owner or Contractor actions or inactions, or even third-party interference, and risk negative impacts to the project goals. Some of these were projects where the authors were brought in after the CM team recognized that they were in trouble and some were projects that the authors participated as team members and provided the solutions.
Participants in this session will benefit from listening to ten good war stories about difficult situations, and hearing proven practical solutions that should give them insight into resolving similar issues in their own careers. These are not hypothetical solutions but rather actual issues and solutions that were implemented to successfully resolve real problems.
The authors, Christopher W. Carson, CEP DRMP PSP FAACE and Glen R. Palmer, CFCC PSP FAACE, have classified these situations so they can serve as a library of typical types of project issues with solid and workable solutions. This should be an interesting paper and a fun presentation session presented by two AACE Fellows with many years of successful implementation of practical solutions.

MON12 - Introduction to Oracle’s Smart Construction Platform
Learn about Oracle CEGBU’s Smart Construction Platform, which combines Primavera Cloud, Aconex, Textura, Unifier, Preconstruction, and the Construction Intelligence Cloud in one integrated cloud platform to provide end-to-end project and portfolio management. Presented by Chad Wattendorf

MON13 - Automate Your Schedule Review Process with Acumen Touchstone How much time do you spend manually evaluating schedules for quality and achievability? Not only is this process time consuming, and often unreliable, lessons learned frequently die with the project. Join us to discover how to streamline the schedule review process with Deltek Acumen’s newest module, Touchstone! In this session we will cover various schedule quality checks that can be done using Acumen Fuse, as well as how to use the metric criteria that you set up in the tool to automate schedule checks with Acumen Touchstone. We will demonstrate how combining these two Acumen modules gives you the ability to perform in depth schedule evaluations with Fuse, and how to consistently enforce your project schedule criteria by automating the collection, review, approval and storage of schedules in Touchstone.

MON14 - Unique features of Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject
Asta Powerproject includes many unique features designed to help you setup and manage your projects efficiently to ensure project completion on time, within budget, with the necessary resources available to perform the work. Presented by Mary Williams

MON15 - Really Understanding Microsoft Project
by Ron Winter
Microsoft Project (MSP) CPM scheduling software has long been the ‘darling’ of IT industries but now many construction contracts are mandating its use. Most people using MSP on construction projects find that MSP is fine for planning the work but very difficult to use when maintaining the status and accurately forecasting project completion. We can show you how to make this task easier.
The good news is that you can ‘make’ MSP properly reflect complicated status including out-of-sequence progress resembling Retained Logic. This advanced presentation will explain how to best use MSP in place of other status-oriented scheduling software. Presented by Ron Winter

MON16 - Become a Better Superintendent – Learn to Speak Scheduler
Field Superintendents are basically integrators. Reporting to them they have direct employees, sub-contractors, and vendors, to name a few. On a day-to-day basis Superintendents are responsible for coordinating the actions of these disparate stakeholders to produce a physical result. Superintendents report to Project Managers who have contractual authority over all the stakeholders who report to the Superintendent. Constant personal contact is not sufficient to accomplish the extensive coordination required to achieve the goals of the project. On the best run projects a network analysis schedule is used to convey the intentions of the Project Manager/Superintendent reducing the need for constant communication.
Given their critical position in the executing organization, what does the Superintendent need to know about schedule preparation and maintenance? How do they ensure their intentions are reliably represented in the schedule so they can be conveyed to the stakeholders that report to them? On a periodic basis are they providing the right information to the Project Manager to understand the state of the project? If the project goes “off the rails” has the Superintendent maintained sufficient documentation to support a claim?
Presented by John Buziak, PE,PSP of Critical Path Mechanics, LLC

Monday, 11:10 AM to 12:25 PM -- 75 minute session

MON21 - What Arbitrators Look for in Scheduling Experts
Presented by Richard H. Steen, Esq., who has has more than 40 years of experience in ADR and the construction industry, including claims and disputes valued in the billions of dollars on public and private projects worldwide. He has been selected and has served as an arbitrator or mediator in more than 2000 disputes in a wide variety of commercial, construction, professional liability and insurance matters. Will he find YOU persuasive?

MON22 - Schedule Development Using P6 Professional Download to 1st Report
This session will lead attendees from download of Primavera P6 software from Oracle's website to delivery of the first report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. This session is taught by two veteran users of P6™, Hannah Schumacher, Scheduling Manager, Sundt Construction Inc. and Charlie Jackson, Vice President of Project Life Span, LLC.
Many Contract Documents are now requiring the use of the latest version of Primavera software (P6™) due to its enterprise capabilities and its use of latest technologies including the capabilities to interact other software applications; therefore it is important for the Scheduler to understand how to use this software most efficiently in their battle to complete their projects in a timely manner.
Primavera’s latest release of P6™ contains many features that can assist in developing schedules quickly and efficiently. However, a new or in-experienced user would be overwhelmed in the struggle to prepare the schedule using P6™ and these advanced features without proper training or “Basic Training”.
This session will focus on the presenters’ experiences and their lessons learned regarding the effective use of P6 ™ in the schedule development process as they apply to the Planning and Scheduling development processes. The Scheduler should be able to apply the implementation and execution “Lessons Learned” outlined in this presentation to develop schedules quickly and efficiently using P6™.

MON23 - Schedule Acceleration Techniques
Projects often run late, either due to work variances or predictions of future risk events’ impact. In both cases, in order to meet commitments the schedule must be “crashed” in an attempt to accelerate remaining work to recover from delays. Traditionally, project acceleration is an arduous trial and error process, with the team accepting the first version of a modified plan that meets the target dates. Often, this “crashing” process causes significant collateral damage to the schedule in terms of unrealistic expectations of concurrent work, significant reductions in float, and overworked team members. During this session, we will review commonly utilized methods for crashing schedules, their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss best practices for project acceleration. Presented by Deltek

MON24 - Powerproject BIM 4D Planning
Presented by Chris Ray

MON25 - CPM/P6, Pull & Weekly Work Planning All Working Together
Many of you, may be aware that there is a revolution happening in the planning and scheduling environment, one I will call the “Lean Construction Movement.” In some cases, proponents of this movement state that CPM is dead, and it provides no value to construction projects, it actually hurts them. The statistics above have been stated ad nauseum, to prove this point. In some cases, CPM and P6 have been confused to be the same thing. On the other hand, there are individuals and companies in the movement that embrace the idea that we can build off the past and integrate CPM with Lean and are helping their organizations to do this in a collaborative manner. We have great news for you! We have been working with many of the Nation’s largest contractors to meld these two methods together into one seamless process. We have proven that taken together they provide an even more powerful method for driving better jobsite planning, scheduling, efficiency, collaboration, and accountability. Presented by Allucent.

MON26 - Scheduling Best Practices
Presented by Jim Zack

Monday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM -- 75 minute session

MON31 - GAO Schedule Assessment Guide
The U.S. Government Accountability Office is responsible for, among other things, assisting the Congress in its oversight of the federal government, including agencies’ stewardship of public funds. To use public funds effectively, the government must employ effective management practices and processes, including the measurement of government program performance. The GAO Schedule Assessment Guide presents ten best practices associated with developing and maintaining a reliable, high-quality schedule and develops guiding principles for auditors to evaluate certain aspects of government programs. In this presentation, we will introduce the ten best practices and 4 characteristics of a reliable integrated master schedule.

MON32 - Schedule Updating Using P6 Professional NTP to 1st Update Report
This session will lead attendees in the proper use of Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM from Notice-to-Proceed (or acceptance of the initial baseline schedule) to delivery of the first update report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. This session is taught by two veteran users of P6™, Hannah Schumacher, Sundt Construction Inc. and Charlie Jackson, Vice President of Project Life Span, LLC.
Many Contract Documents are now requiring the use of the latest version of Primavera software (P6™) due to its enterprise capabilities and its use of latest technologies including the capabilities to interact other software applications; therefore it is important for the Scheduler to understand how to use this software most efficiently in their battle to complete their projects in a timely manner.
Primavera’s latest release of P6™ contains many features that can assist in developing schedules quickly and efficiently. However, a new or in-experienced user would be overwhelmed in the struggle to prepare the schedule using P6™ and these advanced features without proper training or “Basic Training”.
This session will focus on the presenters’ experiences and their lessons learned regarding the effective use of P6 ™ in the schedule development process as they apply to the Planning and Scheduling development processes. The Scheduler should be able to apply the implementation and execution “Lessons Learned” outlined in this presentation to develop schedules quickly and efficiently using P6™.

MON33 - Better Planning with Open Plan
Finding good planners is becoming increasing difficult. Deltek Open Plan helps teams improve schedule quality and deliver medium-to-large and/or multiple projects on time and on budget. With multi-project analysis, critical path planning, resource management and risk analysis, join us for this session to discover how Open Plan caters to the differing needs of business, resource and project managers. Seeing is believing, and scheduling just got whole lot easier! Presented by Rob Edwards, Product Director, Deltek

MON34 - Update Directly from the Field with Powerproject Site Progress Mobile
Presented by Megan DePoty

MON35 - Schedule Maintenance, Revision, or Re-Baselining - Where Do You Draw the Lines?
Maintaining a project schedule involves updating for progress but can also involve changing durations and/or sequencing to reflect planning changes and work-arounds. For delays or major changes in scope, a recovery plan may require revising the original plan to the extent that “re-baselining” the project schedule becomes necessary. This presentation will attempt to differentiate between schedule maintenance, schedule revisions, and schedule re-baselining, with the intent to provide guidance to schedule specification writers (and the schedulers who have to live with them!) Presented by John Orr,PSP FAACE


This interactive discussion will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of using various techniques in current construction scheduling practice based on the practical realities of most construction projects. Using “real life” video examples and hypothetical situations, several hot topics will be explored.
Presented by Charles V. Choyce, Jr., MRICS, PSP, CM-LEAN, PMP, CFCC, Managing Director, BRG,
Benjamin Crosby, CCM, CM-LEAN, CM-BIM, LEED AP, Director, VDC, The Yates Companies,
Anton Sibrin, PSP, MBA, CM-LEAN, Senior Managing Consultant, BRG
Drew Polahar, PSP, Senior Schedule Manager, Blaine Construction Co.

Monday, 3:35 PM to 4:50 PM -- 75 minute session

MON41 - How to Get the Most Out of Your Schedule Data Using SmartPM
With all the innovation happening within commercial construction, delays & overruns remain the most intractable problem in the industry, resulting in over a trillion dollars of waste annually. Enter the CPM schedule, and more importantly, the data behind it. SmartPM is an AI-powered schedule analytics software that captures and utilizes the data within CPM schedules to transform complex and abstract data into straight-forward, accurate, and concise reporting of crucial factors driving construction projects. This presentation includes a detailed analysis of the SmartPM data gathered from over 20,000 CPM schedules, correlating industry challenges to their solution which lies within the schedule: its data. The audience will gain insight into the key factors that drive construction projects and how the schedule and project controls can give project teams the information they need to avoid the common issues many project teams face.

MON42 - Migrating from P6 to Primavera Cloud
Moving from a tried and true solution to a next-generation solution can be daunting, and managing that change effectively is a vital part of that process. Learn more about the ways P6 data can be migrated to Primavera Cloud, and the services Oracle can offer to migrate your data and work with you along the migration path.

MON43 - Deltek Running Your Project with Open Plan

MON44 - Elecosoft TBD

MON45 - Spider Project
Spider Project is a powerful professional project management tool for successful projects and portfolio delivery. It supports all traditional methods and offers unique approaches and functions that have no analogues in other software packages: Resource-constrained schedule optimization, corporate norms, parallel budgets, trend analysis and many others. This presentation demonstrates a unique approach for schedule development and project control based on Success Driven Project Management methodology and Spider Project's unique features.
Presented by Alex Lyaschenko, PMP P3O AgilePM

MON46 - Scheduling for Subcontractors
Scheduling for Subcontractors is a very different type of scheduling than that performed for Owners or General Contractors. In many ways, the very nature of the schedules and the tools and measurements used to create, monitor, and evaluate a CPM schedule for a subcontractor is entirely different than that used for an Owner or General Contractor.
This presentation explores the nature of those differences in a construction environment. It has advice and insights that are applicable to those who deal with subcontractors as well those who schedule or wish to schedule for this unique type of challenging work. Presented by Ron Winter.

Tuesday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM -- 75 minute session

TUE00 - Tuesday Keynote
by Dr. Dan Patterson on What Else Can a Scheduler Do?

and Remarks - on Specialty Tracks and Evening Events by Fred Plotnick

Tuesday, 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM -- 75 minute session

TUE11 - Litigation Track Keynote by Dan Lund

TUE12 - Comparing P6 Server to Primavera Cloud
Hate sitting through software presentations where they tell you what it does but never show you the software used in actual real life situations? Curious to really see Oracle's new scheduling tool? This is the presentation for you. Jeff Milo, Senior Operations Manager – Scheduling & Christian Velasco Scheduling Manager at Landmark Construction, has been using Oracle’s new scheduling tool Primavera Cloud since April of 2019. Through their involvement in Oracles Early Adopter program they has had unprecedented access to both the software and its developers. In this presentation they will take you on an all access tour of the first scheduling program built by Primavera from the ground up since P3, show you actual schedules built in the software and explain how Landmark Construction uses the tool every day. They will also give an unfiltered review of the software’s strengths and shortcomings in comparison to Primavera P6.

TUE13 - The Future of Scheduling by Steve Moore
Throughout my career, I have scheduled billions of dollars of work across the United States, for various contractors. Through over a decade of dedicated project controls experience, I have learned to understand and appreciate the wisdom of standard industry practices and theory. I have also witnessed tremendous challenges and shortcomings when applying these principles to reality. These workflows are often held together by imports, exports, work-arounds, and custom spreadsheets. I have tested many tools and systems aimed at bridging these gaps, but which increase complexity and workload. We need tools and methods that bring it all together in a less-disjointed fashion.

TUE14 - Micro Planner
CPM with Points of Time (i-j or similar to old ADM) is still alive. Join developer Raf Dua on the benefits.

TUE15 - Soon We Will Not Be Able to Build Anything
The Unsustainable Cost Escalation of Large Constriction Projects in Europe and North America
In last decades cost of large capital projects in North America continue to grow and, in some cases, reached astronomical levels. The recent examples include 2 miles East Side Access project in New York for $11.1B and California High-Speed Rail for $93.5B. Many projects are significantly behind budget. Significant escalation of capital cost in North America threatens overall economy as well as ability to maintain infrastructure. At the same time infrastructure projects in Asia and developing countries does not seem to be affected by cost escalation issues at the same extent. What is behind this cost escalation problem? Is it only cost of labor and materials in North America? What is the role of complex regulatory and approval rules in North America? Do project estimators correctly account for risk and uncertainties in such projects? Maybe they intentionally underestimate certain risks to get the projects approved? Or they make mental errors in the process of cost estimation? The main question is how to fix this cost escalation epidemic? Presented by Glen Palmer and Lev Virine.

Join Fred Plotnick in a discussion on "What is the cause of resistance to BIM in the USA?" and issues of joining BIM and Scheduling.

Tuesday, 11:10 AM to 12:25 PM -- 75 minute session

TUE21 - Challenging the Expert
Panel Discussion including Christopher W. Carson, CEP DRMP PSP FAACE and Dr. Stephen P. Warhoe, PE CCP CFCC FAAC
While developing the expert analysis report is a significant task, testifying about the conclusions drawn from that report can be even more stressful and carries the risk of undermining the report or possibly even disqualification as an expert. Most experts take the time to examine potential mistakes or weaknesses in their approach to testimony, but every attorney has their own approach to questioning the expert.

TUE22 - Practical Use of Oracle's P6 Cloud
In this presentation Jeff Milo, Senior Operations Manager, & Christian Velasco, Scheduling Manager at Landmark Construction will take you on an even deeper dive into some of the most exciting features of Primavera Cloud. With in depth explanations and live demonstrations of Workspaces, Scenarios, the internal Schedule Comparison tool, Schedule Health Check, and more.

TUE23 - Construction Photography
Communicating and ‘proving’ the current construction jobsite status is difficult to do in prose. Pictures are often far more effective as they have the potential to present more information than any other medium. Problematically, they often fail to fully realize their potential in documenting the construction process.
The problem arises when the photographer does not understand how to identify and compose a good picture. Other times, the failure comes from just losing the important information due to lack of organization or proper documentation of where and when the photo was taken.
Project schedulers have the inside track on becoming excellent jobsite photographers. All that they need is a better understanding of the equipment and techniques required to take and maintain terrific photos in the harsh environment of construction.
Presented by Ron Winter

TUE24 - Powerproject Basic Training
Learn how quickly and efficiently you can setup, progress, and report on a project plan using Asta Powerproject. We will setup the project using a Project Template and add additional scope using Task Pools. We will setup the Work Breakdown Structure and then add Tasks using a variety of methods depending on your preferences: type on the activity table, draw on the barchart, task pools, copy/paste from Excel, import from another scheduling solution. Explore the various methods for linking tasks and assigning code libraries/activity codes. Learn how you can use Powerproject’s “Undo” feature to easily perform “what-if” scenarios and correct mistakes. We will review several strategies for performing Progress Updates and generating presentation-quality reports. Presented by Mary Williams

TUE25 - No More Schedule Update Meetings
Following his “CPM is broken” presentation from 2020, Daniel Soliman is back to show you how real-time schedule updates can lead us to a world of bliss without expensive, stressful, and inefficient schedule update meetings. Fully remote is finally an option, with more free time.

Tuesday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM -- 75 minute session

TUE31 - Latest on AACE 29RP-03
Kenji is Back With The Future of the RP.

TUE32 - Primavera Cloud Task Planning – Say Goodbye to Post it Notes
In this presentation Jeff Milo, Senior Operations Manager - Scheduling at Landmark Construction will give an in depth presentation on Primavera Cloud’s Task Management tool. This is the first software tool to link the CPM schedule and Lean pull planning/weekly work plans. Join Jeff for an live demonstration of the tool and see how you can get rid of those weekly work plan boards and post it notes.

TUE33 - A General Contractor's Practical Implementation of Four Software Programs
Including Oracle P6 for creating Forecast Curves - Acumen FUSE for documenting changes in the schedule - Acumen 360 for developing acceleration plans - Smart PM for managing compression analysis during a project’s lifetime. Presented by Joshua Wollan of Zachry

TUE34 - Collaborate and Report with Powerproject Vision
Presented by Chris Ray

TUE35 - Schedule Simulation – The Lego Experience
4D scheduling is not easy, and the multitude of other project requirements can be difficult to meet. If the project team is given a 4D schedule they might not be aware of how to use it, and many of the people who create 4D schedules do not have experience in using them. During this session, Lego Blocks will be used to simulate a 4D experience and to demonstrate the benefits of an active 4D process over traditional scheduling. The participants will have to maintain quality, schedule and scope while building their structure. Please bring your laptop, so you can actually use the models to build. After the session, participants will have a better understanding of how 4D, BIM and Lean are incorporated into traditional practices, how they can improve project performance, why it can be difficult for teams to adopt new practices, and what can be done to improve our VDC practices. All this, while playing with Legos!!
Presented by Ben Crosby.

TUE36 - The Great Debate - CPM vs Lean / Last Planner
Traditional CPM methods and practices are being challenged with new alternatives including Lean Principles and Last Planner® System (LPS); or is it? This panel discussion will explore perceived and real advantages & disadvantages, provide opinions about which is more effective, possible implementations for CPM & Lean/LPS, and more. Come join the discussion with our subject matter experts and maybe learn something new.

Tuesday, 3:35 PM to 4:50 PM -- 75 minute session

TUE41 - Jim Zack on Differing Site Conditions
The Differing Site Conditions clause is one of the oldest clauses used in construction contracts, having been created by the U.S. Federal government in 1926. It is generally accepted that the object of the clause is to transfer the risk of latent site conditions to the owner, thus enticing contractors to reduce their contingency cost at the time of bid. The promise of the clause is that if the contractor encounters a “materially different” condition during the execution of the work, the owner will compensate the contractor for the resulting cost and/or time. For 90+ years this standard clause has been used widely in both public and private contracts. Most practitioners in the construction industry think they know what the clause means and how it operates. Over the years, Courts and Boards of Contract Appeals have been slowing changing the interpretation of risk allocation under the clause. A series of Court and Board cases have increased the contractor’s risk concerning differing site conditions. This presentation will discuss the definition of a differing site condition and why there is a need for a Differing Site Conditions clause in a construction contract.

TUE42 - Panel Discussion / Q&A – Using Primavera Cloud – The Good, The Bad, The Annoying
In this panel discussion four members of Landmark Constructions scheduling group with discuss how using Oracle’s new scheduling software Primavera Cloud has gone from its inception in 2019 to present day form four very different experience levels. With experience that spans from 30 years to 4 months in the profession these panel members will give an insightful look at what its been like converting from P6 to being the first software they have ever used. Bring your questions on this new software as this will be an interactive audience driven discussion.

TUE43 - Deltek Roadmap/TownHall

TUE44 - Earned Value & Risk Analysis in Powerproject
Presented by Megan DePoty

TUE45 - Learning with LEGOs by Ben Crosby
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Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

WED01 - Keynote Session - Mock Trial 2019
-- 160 minute double session
Judge Marshall's court is again in session for this year's Mock Trial presentation. So top off your cup of coffee, be seated, and enjoy the show! Judge Marshall will teach the LAW. Two attorneys will be providing examples of trial techniques, setting traps for unwary experts. Two experts will be providing examples of bad and good behaviour. One fact witness with actual knowledge will entertain as he provides the facts of the case to Judge Marshall and the jury (you!)

WED02 - What’s New in Primavera P6
While Oracle has put a lot of focus on developing Primavera Cloud in recent years, Oracle continues to invest heavily in Primavera P6. Learn about some of the significant enhancements made to P6 in the last couple of years.

WED03 - Project Critical Path Drag
When project managers are not ready to accept a Critical Path calculation as a baseline schedule, they need a metric that could help them to optimise the plan. Project Critical Path DRAG metric provides answers to the fundamental questions: - If we want to shorten the project duration, where to start? - Where should we add resources? - Where should we cut scope? - What will the effect be of such actions on the schedule and cost?
Presented by Alex Lyaschenko, PMP P3O AgilePM

WED04 - Cost & Resource Management in Powerproject
Learn how Asta Powerproject can make the complex management of people, plant, and materials simple with easy, visually clear steps. See who is needed against a view of their existing commitments with resource histograms. Balance availability, quantity and effort to maintain schedule and budget. Manage multiple variables including different shift patterns, work rates, overtime, and skills. Cost and time go hand-in-hand. Manage both together in Powerproject, analyzing budgeted costs, planned costs and actual costs all against time. Model cost data using man-hours, quantity, fixed and variable rates. Report on earned value and maintain change history over time. Presented by Mary Williams

Wednesday, 9:25 AM to 10:40 AM

WED12 - What’s New in Primavera Cloud
Oracle’s next-generation schedule, risk, resource, task, program, and portfolio management solution has seen a lot of major enhancements in recent years. If you haven’t kept up with all the changes, learn more about the improvements to Primavera Cloud over the last couple of years.

WED13 - GAO Guideline on Agile Scheduling
Have you worked on a program using Agile development that told you they didn’t need a schedule because they were Agile? If so, come for a discussion of how the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published. Specifically, we will review how GAO’s 10 scheduling best practices can be applied to schedules developed for Agile programs, as discussed in GAO’s Schedule Assessment and Agile Assessment Guides

WED14 - Pull Planning with Asta Connect
Presented by Chris Wray

Wednesday, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

WED21 - Survey of expert use and judicial positions regarding published schedule analyses guidance documents
This presentation will provide an introduction to the different published schedule analyses guidance documents (including AACE International Recommended Practice No. 29R-03; ASCE Standard ANSI/ASCE/CI 67-17; and the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol); some discussion comparing and contrasting those different guidance documents; and providing a survey of cases where those guidance documents – and / or the specific methodologies included therein – were presented and addressed in legal actions. Presented by Chad Hershman of HinkleyAllen

WED22 - Oracle Town Hall on Next Generation of Scheduling

WED23 - Simplify Your Schedule
A few tips on simplifying the schedule for use and analysis. Presented by Saleh Mubarak

WED24 - The Power of Baselines & Code Libraries in Powerproject
Presented by Megan DePoty

Wednesday, 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

WED31 - As-Is Windows Forensic Analysis - Why MIP 3.3 Might Be Right for You
As work on revising AACE’s Recommended Practice 29R-03 (Forensic Schedule Analysis) continues, the Observational/Split Windows Analysis (Method Implementation Protocol 3.4) has emerged as the authors’ clear favorite over MIP 3.3, the ‘As-Is’ Windows Analysis. Because the two methods rely on the same basic techniques, this preference may lead an analyst to conclude that MIP 3.3 is obsolete, but the method is still useful and reliable in many applications. This presentation will discuss valid reasons for selecting MIP 3.3; how to overcome its perceived shortcomings when compared to MIP 3.4; and how, despite the lack of a half-step schedule, an analyst can separate progress-driven variance from non-progress revisions. Presented by Greg Hall of Keiwit.

WED32 - Integrating P6 and Primavera Cloud for Task Management and Risk Analysis
Field Task Management and Advanced Risk Analysis are two of the main differentiators between P6 and Primavera Cloud. While Oracle generally recommends just using Primavera Cloud to manage the CPM schedule, tasks and risks, the reality is that this is not currently possible or desirable for many P6 customers. This presentation will walk through the tools Oracle provides, and that many P6 customers use, to integrate the CPM schedule in P6 with Field Tasks and Risks in Primavera Cloud.

WED33 - Analyzing S-Curves
S-curves are frequently developed by project schedulers to display costs, resource usage, or other performance measures over time. They are used as a project management tool to provide a graphical representation and comparison of the project plan against actual data. This AACE Recommended Practice illustrates the development and analysis of S-curves with the intent to improve understanding and enhance communication among project participants. The RP also introduces Earned Value analysis and Earned Schedule terminology. The presentation walks through a sample project giving examples of reporting and conclusions and finishes with cautions to keep in mind when analyzing the data. Presented by John P. Orr, PSP FAACE

WED34 - Elecosoft Roadmap/TownHall
Asta Powerproject & More

Wednesday, 3:20 PM to 4:25 PM

WED41 - Ethics and the Expert
A Panel Discussion Led by Judge Marshall
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