Project management is a complex subject that typically involves many years of hands-on experience to achieve competency. It requires not only comprehension of key concepts (i.e. scope management, cost management, risk management, communication, etc.), but more importantly an in-depth understanding of how those concepts are related. This presentation will demonstrate how knowledge roadmaps can facilitate efficient knowledge transfer for complex subjects, and thus accelerate the development of capabilities.
- Introduce the academic theory behind knowledge roadmaps (KRMs) and how they make learning more efficient
- Demonstrate how KRMs can be applied within a corporate environment and help extract and transfer knowledge from subject matter experts
- Share results of the KRM methodology from education and energy industries
Speakers: Eric Briel and Kurt Schoeffler of Westney Consulting Group
Eric has been with Westney for over 15 years, most of which he has spent as a partner of the firm. He is a leading expert in project delivery systems and project execution planning, having improved project management enterprise capability for clients across many industries. His prior experience includes project management roles for BP (Amoco), as well as being an Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army.
Eric earned his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, his MBA from Regis University, and attended the Key Executive Program at Harvard Business School. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Kurt has managed Westney engagements for clients in the oil & gas, refining, and chemical industries, giving him a strong background in capital projects. His previous consulting engagements include: project cost and schedule risk analyses, lessons learned processes, project peer reviews, and the design and implementation of a comprehensive project management competency development program.
Kurt holds a BBA from the University of Houston, an MBA with a concentration in the Energy Industry from Rice University, and is currently working toward his PMP certification through the Project Management Institute.Location/Parking:
- Park in the visitor garage off the feeder of I-10 and Eldridge.
- Café on the Lakes can accessed through the garage entrance.
- Let wait staff know you are there for the ATD Houston lunch event.
Food: Event will be held in the Café on the Lake. Lunch Menu $8 - $15.