Collaborative planning for predictable and reliable scheduling in Construction Projects
TonyJacob, PMP, MIE, PMI-PBA

Director& Principal Consultant,

Constask Management Solutions LLP


Date: 10-Mar-2016

Time: 6.30 PM to 8.00 PM 

Royal Orchid Central Hotel, 
47/1, Manipal Center,
Dickenson Road, Bangalore 
Profile of Speaker
Tony Jacob, a Civil Engineer from Calicut University is member of PMI for last 10 years, PMP since 2007 and PMI-PBA from 2015. He is an active volunteer in PMI and serving as PMI Pearl City Chapter Board member for the period 2014-2016. He also contributed to the development of PMBoK and its construction extension. 
Tony started Constask Management Solutions LLP in 2015 for practicing Management Consultancy in construction industry. He facilitates organisations, projects to improve performance and increase productivity by implementing best practices from Project Management, Lean Construction, Business Analysis and Collaborative Partnering concepts. 
Tony has 14 yrs of hands on experience in construction industry working in India and abroad. Apart from construction project execution he have experience in business process improvements, document management system implementation, ERP development, SAP implementation and Mobile application conceptualisation etc
Tony comes with passion to volunteer and associate with many professional bodies like PMI, IE(I), ILCE etc. He has conducted many knowledge-sharing sessions in various academic, corporate and non-profit professional institutions. 

Topic Description
During the planning phase, the time estimated to complete an activity in construction can be compared to the incense fumes contained in a room; it will fit in to the clients constrained time demand. This in-turn means construction time schedules are mainly prepared for clients not for execution professionals. In construction projects majority of activities gets completed during the fag end of projects, irrespective of the time schedule prepared in the initial phase. This also causes quality issues and profit loss even if the project is handed over on time. 
Lack of collaboration, failure in understanding the scope, constraints, assumptions, risks etc, and repeating mistakes than best practices creating the uncertainty in project completion and unwanted pressure on construction professionals during handing over stage. 
A structured way of planning the project should involve all the stakeholders at right time and ensure proper making ready of activities by managing risk and work within the constraints of the project. It also gives an opportunity to learn lessons from daily failures and manage day-to-day issues in an effective way bringing predictability and reliability to construction commitments.

Expected Take-away
Participants will understand the structured approach of 4 level planning which shows the necessity of involving every stakeholders in the project. Systematic method to monitor the commitments and ways to improve the planning process will be explained as part of session.