"Breakthrough Project Management in Capital and Construction Projects" Conference

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What if your capex projects finished in two-thirds of the original duration?

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  • Monday 17th of October 2016 in Marris Consulting’s office in Paris

  • Presented by Ian Heptinstall, co-founder of Breakthrough Project Management

  • A 45-minute conference followed by discussions


The conference


Ian Heptinstall and Robert Bolton have just published (in August 2016) The Executive Guide to Breakthrough Project Management. The book outlines an innovative approach to managing capital and construction (Capex) projects, which delivers significant and sustainable benefits to both project clients and the project supply chain. Ian Heptinstall will present the book and answer questions. Participants will receive an autographed copy of their book.

Couverture du mlivre Breakthrough Project Management

Ian Heptinstall and Robert Bolton propose a form of contract known as a Project Alliance.  This aligns the commercial interests of the key members of the project team.  The team is selected much earlier than is usually the case, uses competence and capability more than bid-price to make the selection.  Risks and uncertainty are managed by the team as a whole, and the supply members’ financial reward is linked to the overall success of the project – not just their component.

This project team uses a method of planning and controlling project execution called CCPM (Critical Chain Project Management). CCPM is the driver for significantly reducing the project duration, reducing the cost of the project, and reducing a range of common project risks.  It is a relatively recent innovation in project management, and the authors believe that its use in capex projects has been limited because of the lack of a collaborative approach to contracts.  Contracting using a Project Alliance makes it much easier for the project team to use CCPM, which is the engine for the significant improvements that the authors believe are possible.

Their book, describes each of these elements, how they work, and how they help the project to overcome the issues that most projects encounter. Whilst each element could be applied by itself, it is the combination that delivers the guaranteed step-change improvement that Breakthrough Project Management can bring.

conférence Breakthrough Project Management

For more details about Breakthrough Project Management visit their website here.

For more details about their book click here.


About Marris Consulting

Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean, ToC & CCPM training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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