Building in Change: Project Construction in Asset Intensive Industries

Live Date: April 11th, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM CST Cost: $0


Minimize the impact of change, improve visibility, and enhance collaboration with enterprise project portfolio management solutions.

According to a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Oracle, only 51% of project owners rated themselves as effective at delivering their projects to scope, budget, and schedule when confronted with change. In addition only 43% rated themselves as effective at anticipating potential change.

Even with the best processes and technology in place change is often an unavoidable part of the construction process. How your company responds to change can mean the difference between delays and cost overruns, and projects being completed on schedule and on budget.

Join Oracle and the Economist Intelligence Unit for a webcast and learn best practices and how other project owners in the oil and gas industry are managing change. Along with revealing the results of the recent survey, Building in Change: Project Construction in Asset-Intensive Industries, you'll also hear how an enterprise project portfolio management solution can help your company.

Featured Speakers:

  • Geoff Roberts, with
    Oracle Primavera Global Business Unit
  • Brian Gardner, with
    The Economist Intelligence Unit
ORACLEEconomist Intelligence UnitHart Energy

What You Will Learn:

  • Govern project and program compliance and regulatory requirements for project success
  • Unite project teams and stakeholders through collaboration and strong feedback methods to speed project completion
  • Reduce the risk of cost and schedule overruns and any resulting penalties to deliver on time and on budget
  • Effectively manage change throughout the project life cycle
  • Ensure sufficient capacity, utilization, and availability of people, skills, and other resources to meet commitments.

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Featured Speakers Details:

Geoff Roberts, Industry Strategist, Oracle Primavera Global Business Unit

Geoff RobertsGeoff Roberts is an Industry Strategist with the Oracle Primavera Global Business Unit. He has over 32 years of experience in projects and projects controls. In addition to his experience at Oracle, Geoff also has extensive experience working in the utilities, oil and gas and construction industries.

Brian Gardner, Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Brian GardnerBrian is an Editor with the Economist Intelligence Unit. His work has covered a breadth of business strategy issues across industries ranging from energy and information technology to manufacturing and financial services. In this role, he provides analysis as well as editing, project management and the occasional speaking role. Prior work has included creating the New York region's catastrophic response plan for the electricity sector where he led investigations into energy systems interdependencies as well as their governance and regulatory regimes. Before that he has researched or consulted for the Committee on Global Thought and the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy. He holds a master's degree from Columbia University in New York City and a bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, DC.



Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Upstream, Hart Energy

Richard MasonFrom 1992 to 2009, Mason published The Land Rig Newsletter, where he developed metrics to provide high-resolution perspective on the land drilling market, including regional rig utilization, rig pricing, technological evolution in drilling systems, and rig employment patterns by operator. Mason's early career included 10 years as a field representative for the Texas Tech University archives, collecting oral histories and historical materials on petroleum, agriculture and irrigation development in the American Southwest. Mason is a 1974 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in history. He resides in Austin, Texas.


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