04 May 2018 News

Dear Members,

Please find below this weeks newsletter.  We hope that you find it adds value to your day.  Please visit our sponsors as they keep our servers running and without them, we will cease to exist. 

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Highlights:

  • You Built A Great Project Schedule No One Is Using
  • OneTouch Program Management & Earned Value Management
  • EVA 23: Anticipation 
  • TurboChart New England Highway Upgrade at Bolivia Hill Case Study
  • Business Case for a new Primavera Reader Tool
  • Handling Cost in a Gold Mine
  • Planning Planet Networking in Johannesburg, New York, London and Derby
YOU BUILT A GREAT PROJECT SCHEDULE NO ONE IS USING. 5 TACTICS TO BE SEEN
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The other day I spoke with a scheduler friend of mine by phone to see how his construction project was coming along.

From the moment I asked question “So how is the project going?” I could hear that something was up.

“Good…. It’s fine. Things are moving.”

“Still making progress?”

“Yeah, sure.” He answered.

But I could hear the frustration in his voice. I dug a bit deeper to see just how “fine” things were.

My friend, a 30-something engineer, is filling the role of project scheduler for a large multi-year rail project. He works for the general contractor. After we got into it, I found out the source of his frustration - no one was using his great schedule....

ONETOUCH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT

OneTouch Program Management by Burns & McDonnell 

Live webcast with Q&A May 10 

On large projects, the difference between high tech versus low tech, high quality versus rework, and seamless versus multiple seams can easily translate to millions of dollars in savings or additional costs.

Join Burns & McDonnell in a discussion of how technology and efficiency can benefit large linear projects when project processes are designed with that in mind. Learn how Oracle's Primavera Unifier Mobile Application, Document Manager, and Burns & McDonnell’s proprietary geospatial tool OneTouchPM can yield large savings compared to processes that involve a lot of manual work and manpower that still does not promise a high quality outcome.

Join us for the live webcast on May 10. Register today!

 

Oracle Textura Payment Management Surpasses $500B in Construction Value Managed on System 

Oracle has some exciting news to share on the construction payments innovation front: Oracle Textura Payment Management Cloud Service since its inception has now been used to manage subcontractor payments on projects representing more than $500 billion in construction value.

By streamlining, automating, and standardizing payment management activities—including invoicing, compliance management, approvals, lien waiver collection, and disbursement—Oracle Textura Payment Management helps improve payment outcomes and enable organizations to scale operations for growth. General contractors, subcontractors, and project owners/developers can all benefit from increased productivity, reduced risk, and improved communication across stakeholders from the application, which was launched in 2006.

“Our customers rely on Oracle Textura Payment Management to improve efficiency, enhance visibility, mitigate risk, and improve cash flow,” said Mike Sicilia, general manager, senior vice president, Oracle Construction and Engineering. “Reaching this milestone is a testament to the value our application brings to the industry.”

The $500 billion in construction value represents a significant number of projects, documents, and payments that Oracle Textura Payment Management has been used to manage since its launch:

  • 43,000+ projects
  • Nearly 10 million documents created and electronically signed
  • $6.2 billion worth of subcontractor payments managed on a monthly basis

To learn more, visit Oracle Textura Payment Management or read our white paper on transforming construction payment management.

 

New Earned Value Management within Oracle's Primavera Unifier 

Live webcast with Q&A May 17 

Oracle's Primavera Unifier provides a best-in-class cloud-based solution for managing capital projects and facilities of any size in every vertical market. Join us for this live webcast with Q&A to learn about the new Earned Value Management capabilities, including:

  • Preconfigured integration with Primavera P6 to synchronize resources, roles, and activities
  • Enhanced cost rating functionality at project level
  • Enhanced Activity Sheet that supports multiple P6 Projects, including Resource Assignments and daily spreads
  • Activity Sheet displays current project and baseline
  • Earned Value Management graphs and tables by WBS and CBS Register today!

EVA 23: ANTICIPATION 

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FORWARD FACING PROJECT CONTROLS

Now in its 23rd year, EVA in the UK is leading independent event for project controls and earned value management founded and curated by Steve Wake.

Originally conceived to champion the use of EVM in the UK EVA has grown in focus and perspective. It champions new thinking and original thought and avoids treading the same grapes year in year out. 

Possibly the best networking opportunity for senior practitioners and exhibitors in the UK. This year EVA23 will focus strongly on the things that enable us to be ready! Things that prepare us for anything that lies ahead. More than ever a redefinition, a re-setting of what Project Management actually is for, what you use, how you do it and above all, how you communicate with it, is urgently required.

About EVA23

The annual two-day conference takes place at the superb Armourers' Hall in Moorgate, London. The event provides an interesting group of high-level speakers covering a range of topics and industries. EVA23 will be different, entertaining and informative. Dinner will be served in the Hall by candlelight. Come along to talk, listen, learn, discuss and see how best to get project controls right. 3 Specialist workshops are also available outside the conference dates. Including Steve Wake introducing EVM and its use as a management tool for the present day.

Who should attend?

Attendees are middle to very senior professionals with interests in project management, project controls, earned value and keen to learn more about wider issues of transformation, successful change, and benefits-driven portfolios. Attendees can claim 15 hours of professional development on attending this event. It’s not too late to sponsor or exhibit. Sponsor doc available on request. Groups of 4 or more can get a 20% discounted rate or free dinner by applying directly to Steve Wake.

Steve can be contacted on swprojects@blueyonder.co.uk

Conference on 16 -17 May 2018 Click here to find out more and register.

TURBO-CHART NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY UPGRADE AT BOLIVIA HILL CASE STUDY

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Visit Turbo-Chart to download a full featured 14-day trial Features and Benefits of Turbo-Chart
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As part of their successful tender preparation and submission for the New England Highway Upgrade at Bolivia Hill project, the joint venture between Georgiou and SRG included Time Location charts developed in Turbo-Chart.
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Read More about how a detailed bridgeworks chart showing the erection of the bridge segments was created, and an overall roadworks chart showing the staging of works was also prepared from the single P6 Schedule using Turbo-Chart.

Download a full featured 14day trial to see how easily you can create Time Location charts you’re your next linear project.

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BUSINESS CASE FOR A NEW PRIMAVERA READER TOOL

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Dear Planning Planet Members,

You can now find detailed analysis, numbers and statistical data on how PrimaveraReader improves project efficiency and delivers ROI.

Download the full Business Case in PDF at www.primaverareader.com.

HANDLING COST IN A GOLD MINE

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Latest trend in the mining industry – embracing project management solutions

Greenstone Gold Mines, De Beers Canada and Resolute Mining have all recently begun implementing the ARES PRISM suite of software for enterprise project lifecycle management.

ARES PRISM provides these companies with a robust solution to manage their project costs, aligning them to achieve success.

PLANNING PLANET NETWORKING GATHERINGS IN LONDON, NEW YORK, DERBY and JOHANNESBURG

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  1. Community Gathering (London, UK) 15 May 2018 - 18:00
  2. Community Kick-Off Meeting: (NJ/NYC/PA, USA) 17 May 2018 - 18:30
  3. Community Gathering (Derby, UK) 22 May 2018 - 18:00
  4. Community Gathering (Johannesburg, SA) 26 May 2018 - 10:00
  5. Your Location Not Here? - get in touch and we can implement it

 

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