Full course description
Approximately 70% of all projects are late and over budget. The average cost overrun is more than 40%. Billions of dollars are wasted on projects yearly due to costly budget and schedule overruns. How do you avoid becoming part of that 70%? Plan and manage your projects using project management tools and techniques such as Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), precedence diagrams, critical path analysis, cost estimation techniques, building contingency reserves and evaluating and projecting project costs and schedules using Earned Value Analysis.
This session is facilitated by Richard Garman. Rich Garman currently oversees North Dakota business development projects for Great River Energy. His current project portfolio ($100M+) consists of the Stanton Station demolition project and for the Coal Creek Energy Park and Spiritwood Energy Park portfolio of projects. With over 27 years of experience managing projects in the energy industry, Rich has been an adjunct professor for the University of Mary since 2012 where he teaches courses in Project and Operations Management. Rich obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Mary. Rich is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP).