Proactively Taking Control of Your Project Schedule

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On the March 20 analyst call, the second of six preconstruction-focused analyst calls scheduled for the 2024 calendar year, three experts joined to discuss the future of Scheduling solutions for the construction industry. Boasting an impressive array of experiences and technical skills, the guest speakers shared their perspectives on the AEC industry's scheduling challenges and what their companies do to help.

“How do you enhance human ability to work together as a group, dare greatly, and achieve incredible things?” Michael Wong, Outbuild

About the Speakers

Michael Wong, Head of Customer Success, Outbuild

Mike Wong brings 15 years of construction experience from job sites around the world to teach high-performing teams the benefits and successful practice of collaborative project planning.

Garrett Harley, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Construction and Engineering

Garrett Harley is an industry speaker, thought leader and project controls professional with over 20+ years in engineering construction technology. He started his career in Project Controls at Bechtel as a cost and schedule engineer and has been part of the Primavera/Oracle business in a variety of senior leadership roles including solution consulting, and product & industry strategy

Billy Upchurch, Product Manager, SmartPM

Billy Upchurch aims to solve some of construction’s biggest challenges by developing innovative solutions. Through merging his educational background in building construction and product management with 15 years of practical involvement in delay consultancy, Upchurch currently serves as the co-founder and product manager at SmartPM.

Key Takeaways From the Conversation

  • Focus on and empower the people who “know.” By allowing input from the subcontractors to plan their contracted work, a lot of communication and other challenges can be easily overcome. Outbuild’s look-ahead feature will help keep the field connected to the master schedule, better prevent delays and deliver more projects on time
  • There's a persisting need to connect the field and the office using one central plan. Oracle Primavera Cloud (OPC) transcends P6 and includes new capabilities beyond scheduling such as portfolio management & capital planning, resource management and risk management. OPC is shooting to create one version of the plan teams can rely on, whether they’re in a corporate office or the field.
  • Ninety-five percent of data captured in construction goes unused. SmartPM helps to leverage existing schedule data to ultimately lower project costs, mitigate project risk and ensure project end dates are met. Using dashboards and various reports, SmartPM aims to enable entire organizations to understand and derive actionable insights from their schedule data.

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