Instructor: Stephen Cabano
Steve Cabano is President of Pathfinder, LLC, a project management consulting firm specializing in the planning, development and execution of domestic and international capital plant construction projects. With more than 25+ years of project engineering and project management experience in the industrial and commercial facilities industry, he has provided cost, scheduling, procurement, and similar project related services for owner and government clients in the Petroleum, Petrochemical, Chemical, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Commercial industries in the United States and throughout the world.
As Executive Vice President of the IPMA over the last 20 years, he has designed, developed, and presented project related training sessions and is an internationally recognized training instructor.
Mr. Cabano earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and is a member of AACE International, CII and Project Management Institute. He has also authored several articles for Chemical Processing, Chemical Engineering, Refinery Today and PMI.
This seminar will cover Project Controls Industry “Best Practices” (approaches, methods, techniques and tools) suitable to an owner organization’s project portfolio and specific projects. Topical coverage will include:
• Project Controls Perspective (relative to Owner’s role)
• Project Controls Process
• Roles and Responsibilities for Project Controls (Project Manager/Engineer, Owner’s Project Team, Owner's Project Controls Team/Representatives, Contractors)
• Planning and Scheduling (Development and Baselining)
• Cost Estimate/Budget (Development and Baselining)
• Cost and Risk Analysis and Contingency (Development and Management)
• Progress and Productivity Measurement
• Cost and Schedule Management
• Project Controls Reporting
• Change Management
A combination of material presentation in lecture format, examples and interactive sessions will be utilized by the instructor to provide attendees with an opportunity to engage in discussions and participate in an effective learning experience.
Who would most benefit by attending your seminar?
Owner Project Team Representatives, primarily Owner’s Project Manager’s, Project Controls Specialists and Managers, Project Engineers.
Key learning objectives:
-Define the Role of Owner Representatives in Project Controls
-Understand the working relationship between Owners and Contractors with respect to Project Controls
-Define Project Controls "Best Practices" for Owner Organizations
-Define the Development and Utilization of Work Breakdown Structure
-Developing Project Cost and Schedule Baselines
-Define Effective Framework for Internal (Owner) and Contractor Project Controls Reporting
-Analyzing/Interpreting Project Reports/Data
-Outline and Effective Change Management Process/Guidelines
-Define and Effective Project Controls Environment for: Measuring Progress, Measuring Productivity, Measuring Earned Value, Forecasting/Trending Cost/Schedule
How learning objectives are measured:
An appraisal form and participant feedback form to quantitatively (10 point scale) and qualitatively measure the attendees' learning experience on a self-assessment basis (pre and post-seminar level of understanding of topical coverage) is used.
Knowledge areas addressed:
• Planning & Scheduling (Development, Baselining, Control)
• Cost Estimating/Budgeting (Development, Baselining, Control)
• Risk Analysis/Management, Contingency Setting & Management
• Change Management
• Project Reporting/Communication