Events & Professional Development Calendar


Advanced Project Management

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by April 23, 2019

The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. This session is tailored for project managers who are involved directly in managing projects and will build on the Fundamentals of Project Management session by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.

The presenter will discuss research findings about cost overruns and benchmarking. He will also discuss ways to improve project decision-making, the management of construction, and associated risks. Fresh thinking is required and some long-held ideas of best practice will be challenged to opens the door to a different way of thinking to enhance project predictability.

The course may cover the following topics:

  • Overview of project gated processes: its application, advantages, and disadvantages.
  • Discussion of the dilemma of predictability and risk/causes of cost overruns and what we can do about it.
  • How to identify early warning signs.
  • Re-defining project risks: operational risk, strategic risk, contextual risk, contingencies, and allowances.
  • Key success factors for major capital projects.
  • Cost estimating overview, classifications, contingencies, and confidence.
  • Reshaping the governance system:
    • The Project Sponsor and his/her leadership role.
    • The Project Executive Officer and his/her leadership role.
    • Project Eco-system and contract strategies.
  • Fast tracking projects: How to fast track and key success factors.
  • Improving the decision process, constructability, PDRI, lessons learned, team building and alignment, and building and sustaining project teams.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand project key success factors
  • Challenge some long-held ideas and best practices
  • Change focus from project level to the executive level
  • Enable project managers to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched methods for improving project management since 1994. He has 40 years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects as well as claims and disputes. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure.



APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2


April 30, 2019


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


George Jergeas, Ph.D, P.Eng.


Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355


Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH


Registration Deadline

April 23, 2019

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