Best Practices for Site-Based Projects

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Boost the cost, schedule, and operability performance of your site-based projects. Learn Best Practices used by the world's leading project systems.

Course Description

Sustaining and maintenance projects can represent up to 70 percent of capital portfolios for process industry organizations. Independent Project Analysis (IPA) research has found that these projects are frequently less successful than larger projects executed by the same company. By sharing data-driven Best Practices and key learnings from decades of research, this course provides participants the knowledge needed to improve site-based project performance.

The course materials include the latest IPA research on portfolio management, Constructability Reviews, Value Engineering, owner estimating systems, team effectiveness, project controls, and more. New interactive case studies and hands-on breakout exercises are incorporated to drive understanding of key concepts.

Because most site-based projects executed in operating facilities involve some amount of revamp work, a portion of the course is dedicated to the critical issues that revamp projects face and outlines strategies to address those issues.

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Key Benefits

  • Increase your ability to contribute to the process of planning and executing site-based capital projects
  • Learn proven Best Practices that directly correlate with better project outcome performances
  • Understand how practices can be implemented to overcome barriers to success
  • Gain a unique and holistic view of developing capital projects from a global leader in project benchmarking and research

Course Topics

  • Measuring Capital Effectiveness
  • Portfolio Management
  • Front-End Loading (FEL) and the Gated Process
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Robust Estimating Systems
  • Contracting Strategies
  • Execution Excellence and Project Controls

Course Background

All course instruction, presentations, and supplementary course materials are rooted in IPA’s decades of experience evaluating project and project systems and conducting quantitative research into capital project issues and trends. IPA maintains a proprietary database with information on thousands of projects on which to base its analyses and studies.

Pricing & Discounts

US$1,350 if registered by September 9

US$1,500 if registered after September 9

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