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Chapter Meeting - October 2018 - Advanced Work Breakdown Structures

October 11, 2018
5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
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The Platform
Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, WA 6000

NOTE this event is on a Thursday NOT Wednesday

Topic: The projects Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is not a mere scheduling principle but serves as the best platform to work through your overall Execution Plans and Strategies.Not only does it set the stage for a better scope, schedule and cost management, it also allows for an effective implementation of initiatives to improve reporting, progress metrics, integration and continuous improvements. Surprisingly, an adequately established WBS can help eliminate inter-discipline interfaces, promotes better accountability and induces healthy competition amongst your project team. Thus leading to a significant improvement in project performance. Project Fails Due to Ineffective Work Breakdown Structures An incorrectly developed Work Break Structure (WBS) can significantly affect the project outcomes in terms of scope, cost, and schedule. The WBS conceptualization and creation need the participation of most key stakeholders in the project, and all too often this is not the case. Golan will provide real-life examples of projects that experience these WBS
related issues.

Form this Presentation you will Learn:
Though listening to Golan you will gain a better appreciation on the importance of a properly implemented WBS system. More importantly, you will learn the major do’s and don’ts on the development of the WBS level and its resulting benefits and consequences respectively.

Biography: Gholan Medalla, BsCE, PMP

Gholan has over 20 years of hands-on Project Management and Project Controls experience. This is with various overseas assignments such as Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iraq, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and the Philippines. He has worked with the big industry players such as Saudi Aramco (current), Exxon Mobil (IOL), Total, Siemens, Oracle, Kiewit Energy to name a few, with programs ranging from US$ 1B to US$ 5B and Mega Projects costing US$ 9B to US$ 15B.He specializes in planning & project controls (claims and forensic analysis background), and with substantial experience in design, project execution, estimating, cost, contracting and risk management. He has also implemented, maintained and lead developments of robust Project Controls Systems, tools, KPIs, and processes. His background has a strong emphasis on “real project” – “hands-on” experience. Gholan contributes articles to various Project Management blog sites and maintains a website of his own He has performed multiple workshops and guest speaking engagement with various non-profit PM and Engineering Organization in the US, Canada, Asia and the Middle East. He is currently enrolled at the University of Salford in Manchester UK for his MSc in Project Management while also juggling his time to complete his book entitled “Project Management Simplified – real project issues resolved”.

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