2018 OPIUM Speakers

PMIS Ltd. are delighted to announce the return of their annual Oracle Primavera Irish User Meeting. This event will take place on Thursday, 01-FEB-2018 at Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre. The day will be filled with presentations and case studies on the Oracle Primavera suite along with complimentary products. 

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Geoff Roberts - Director, Global Stategy (Energy & Resources), Oracle

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Presentation Title: Oracle Primavera Strategy & Roadmap

Presentation Overview: Geoff will provide you with an insight into the current strategy of Oracle CEGBU and how we look to deliver solutions to support Project Management and Project Controls across all 22 vertical industries Oracle support. 

He will also deliver a roadmap presentation on the various products in the market place from P6, Unifier , Analytics etc. with a view to understanding the short, medium and long term goals 

Speaker Bio: Geoff Roberts is a Chartered Cost Engineer with more than 36 years of experience in all aspects of project management & project controls. He has been with Oracle CEGBU for 18 years and is currently Director Global Strategy (Energy & Resources), providing strategic direction, domain expertise and insight around Asset Intensive industries and how they operate to both internal and external customers.

Egan Naidoo - Chief Advisor (Acting) - Quantitative Risk Analysis

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Presentation Title: Lessons Learned in Adopting a Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) Capability

Presentation Overview: This presentation looks at the lessons learned in implementing QRA by an African energy utility. The utility has been facing major challenges where demand for energy has often outweighed supply. Although these challenges are being addressed by the construction of additional power generating facilities, many of these “Mega” construction projects are finding it difficult to meet their schedule and budgetary objectives. The organisation has acquired the QRA capability to assist in gaining a more realistic view of the project schedule. This presentation focuses on the challenges, success, and areas of improvement in implementing QRA to four diverse projects at different stages of the project life cycle.

Speaker Bio: Egan Naidoo is a risk management practitioner with 15 years’ experience in implementing and enabling risk processes and systems. He has applied his knowledge in many industries including banking, construction, shipping and now with an African public utility. His current role is that of Chief Risk Advisor working in the projects environment. 

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Presentation Title: Utilising P6 For Schedule Forensic Delay Analysis

Presentation Overview: This presentation will concentrate on how a Scheduler using P6 may better capture relevant information for the purposes of producing records to back up any claim for Extension of Time or Disruption. We will look at how building intelligence into Activity IDs may help, utilising Notebook Topics to capture relevant information, assigning Activity Codes to better present how the Schedule has been affected and colour coding individual activity bars to represent delays and disruption. We will provide an overview of the four main methods for analysing delays in a schedule.

Speaker Bio: Raymond has been involved in projects since the 1980s. He has worked on high profile projects in Ireland & overseas. His client list traverses many business sectors. Always an outspoken & entertaining speaker, his presentations not only depart knowledge but also stimulate thought provoking questions for the individual.

John Lister - Projects Director RPCuk Ltd.

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Presentation Title: Managing Resources on Another Scale

Presentation Overview: John has spent the last 18 months working with a major aerospace manufacturer, helping them migrate their Resource Management from 16,000 spreadsheets to one version of the truth in Oracle's Primavera P6.  In this presentation, John will recount some of the trials and tribulations together with tips and tricks to roll out P6 to manage 50,000 resources globally.

Speaker Bio: John Lister is a seasoned consultant and manager with over 20 years' experience in the Project Controls' arena, particularly around the implementation of Oracle's Primavera software, with experience in various industry verticals including oil and gas, transportation and utilities.

Anthony Harkins - Director Stradbrook

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Presentation Title: Impact of Contracts on Schedules

Presentation Overview: This will be a brief discussion on various forms of contracts and the clauses one should be aware of before commencing a Baseline Schedule. It will touch on such things as Thresholds, Delays Vs Disruption, time bar periods for submission of impacts against a schedule and which forms of Forensic Delay Analysis one should use in particular situations, i.e. Retrospective Vs Prospective.

Speaker Bio: With an unparalleled wealth of experience in Civil Engineering Internationally, Tony is an expert on Claims Processes (Ireland’s 6 public works contracts & RIAI, IEI Forms of Contracts, FIDIC Internationally, NEC3 in the UK and others) and has successfully worked on Delay Analysis Interpretation, Dispute Resolution and the Arbitration – Mediation – Conciliation processes for numerous clients.

Niall Reynolds - Projects Manager Enstoa Inc

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Presentaiton Title: Delivering Complex Capital Projects Using Primavera Unifier

Presentation Overview: In this session, you will learn how Unifier is leveraged to manage complex capital projects. You will hear of an international organisation using Unifier to successfully facilitate their Capital Planning and Project Controls processes. You'll hear some of the challenges they encountered, as well as the benefits they are taking advantage of today. Highlights of the benefits include increased efficiency, standardisation and control in the planning, execution and closeout of projects. Executive confidence in project performance reporting has been elevated.

Speaker Bio: Niall has 40 years' experience working on large international Capital Projects (Infrastructure, Theme Parks, Semi-Conductor, Natural Resources) in the area of Project Controls. He first worked with Unifier in 2004.

Presentation Title: Creating Time Location Charts From P6

Presentation Overview: Road, Rail, Pipeline, multi-story buildings, and many other types of linear projects are often best viewed as a time-location chart.

These charts can condense a complex project of 1000's of tasks onto a single sheet of paper, clearly showing work sequencing and getting everyone from the CEO to site workers to understand the project from the same graphic.

We discuss the basic principles of the time-location chart and demonstrate how to create one in minutes direct from data held in P6. 

Speaker Bio: Previously Owner and CTO of Pertmaster (Primavera Risk Analysis, OPRA) before it was acquired by Primavera in 2006, then VP of Analytics at Primavera.

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