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Meeting Summary


Thursday, November 11th, 2021


 6:30 p.m. Virtual Networking 
 6:45 p.m. Business Mtg/Announcements
 7:00 p.m. Technical Presentation

Please Note:  This is a Live Webinar Technical Presentation


 MS Teams Virtual Meeting


Better Project Control Through Better Project Execution


Richard Helper, PSP – President RPH Consulting, Ltd.


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Technical Program:

Better Project Control Through Better Project Execution

Project controls have been a primary focus of project improvement for decades. Organizations such as AACE have published a library of knowledge and recommended practices on estimating, cost control, scheduling, and risk management.  Each year, new software capabilities are introduced promising more data integration and collaboration than ever before.  Experts in CPM scheduling and risk management have developed sophisticated algorithms to attempt to correct for inaccurate estimating and project controls information. 

Perhaps it is time to think beyond collecting data, performing analysis and publishing reports or charts.  Interestingly, the most recent updates to AACE recommended practices are revised to include more granular definitions of deliverables.  What if there were much better definition of deliverables?  And what if those deliverables could be chronologically mapped; showing internal and external dependencies – all in a stage-gated environment?  This paper will focus on how to improve project controls reliability using project execution processes for engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning. 

Project execution processes qualitatively prescribe criteria required to earn progress.  Subsequently, this yields improved reliability of progress data collected, which subsequently results in increased reliability of project controls analysis and reporting.

Speaker:   Richard P. Helper, PSP

President / RPH Consulting, Ltd.

Richard P. Helper, President of RPH Consulting, Ltd., has over 35 years’ experience on new and retrofit power, oil & gas and manufacturing projects. His career built on positions of progressive growth from scheduling and cost engineering to project engineering, proposal management and project management and operations management; and over 20 years of dispute resolution experience. Richard holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tri-State University and is a certified Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP).

RSVPs must be received on or before 5pm on Wednesday, 10-November 2021.  Your friends and colleagues are always welcome; membership in AACE is not required.

In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please inform us at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Click here to RSVP before end of business day Wednesday, 11/10/2021.

Please register by Wednesday 11/10/2021, and an invitation including the Webinar link will be e-mailed to you.  For AACE members who hold professional certifications, Webinar attendance counts toward renewal points as long as online attendance for the entire presentation is verified.

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