General Meeting: HOW TO AVOID PROJECT TRAIN WRECKS

Speaker: PETE LUAN, Pete Luan & Associates, LLC
Speaker PETE LUAN, Pete Luan & Associates, LLC
With over 30 years of project and risk management, organization transformation, and consulting experience, Pete Luan guides his worldwide clients into improving organization and project performance. Serving as a trusted advisor to top executives, he not only helps these companies improve their project predictability and performance, he also leads these ...

With over 30 years of project and risk management, organization transformation, and consulting experience, Pete Luan guides his worldwide clients into improving organization and project performance. Serving as a trusted advisor to top executives, he not only helps these companies improve their project predictability and performance, he also leads these changes to achieve those goals. Some of his clients include Chevron, BP, Conoco Phillips, Chevron-Phillips Chemical, Talisman, Oceaneering, Maersk Oil, Marathon, Addax, Kosmos, Anadarko, Noble Energy, and TNK-BP.


 Prior to building his consulting business, Pete managed world leading major upstream and chemicals manufacturing projects across the globe for British Petroleum for 20 years. Before joining BP, he was a Captain in the US Army.


 He is also a project management instructor for a noted firm in the E&P space. He has authored numerous SPE articles and developed courses on project and risk management best practices. Pete holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and has completed the Executive Program at Harvard Business School. He is PMP certified and a previous member of the National Speakers Association.

Full Description

 

ABSTRACT

This presentation will take a data driven and experiential approach as to why projects fail.  Key drivers for project failures and their root causes are addressed.

Best practices to support project success based on real world examples will be presented. 

This presentation will include lots of anecdotes or “Company XYZ” examples that make for an interesting experience.

As a project management consultant, Pete Luan has reviewed hundreds of projects and in excess of $100B in capital expenditures.  He has interviewed and worked with approximately 3000 project team members and senior management associated with these projects.  This presentation is the result of this body of work.

   

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Parking for this event
 
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
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The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $10.
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 
 
 
 
 
Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Oct. 8, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

How Much?

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Where?

PETROLEUM CLUB (NEW LOCATION), 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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