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July 2014 Luncheon - Using Earned Value Management (EVM) in Project Management-NCDOT

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Speaker: Majed Al-Ghandour, PhD, PE, CPM, Assistant Branch Manager - Program Development at NCDOT

Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Topic: Using Earned Value Management (EVM) in Project Management

Time: 12:00pm to about 1:30pm

Summary: The Project Management Unit (PMU) is part of the Program Development Branch of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. PMU is responsible for the authorization of federal and state for various State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Projects which include Preliminary Engineering, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Utility Relocation, Construction, Mitigation and Landscape Development Phases. The PMU utilizes state of the art of the project management concepts that monitor and control the successful delivery of STIP Projects. Applying the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards enables us to track the life cycle through the Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, Controlling and Closing Process. This presentation will quickly demonstrate how PMU uses PMBOK on STIP Projects and we can provide project performance measurement such as an Earned Value Management (EVM).

Majed received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the North Carolina State University. Dr. Al-Ghandour currently serves as the Assistant Branch Manager with the Program Development Branch, NCDOT.  In this role, he oversees and directs program activities of the program management, the state and federal policies, and the projects funding (not limited to the latest  State Law House Bill 817- Strategic Transportation Investments) for all projects modes. His 20 years work experience with the department include the areas of transportation planning, regional transportation modeling, traffic forecasting, travel demand modeling, traffic studies analysis, and project management and scheduling. Dr. Al-Ghandour published 18 papers in published journal and conference proceedings and as an adjunct Professor teaches Information Technology.

Location:  We hold our monthly luncheons at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606. You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $25 for ASCE Members, $30 for Non-ASCE Members, and $10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online right now using your credit card. There are no additional fees, and no accounts or magic passwords needed either. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 48 hours before the event starts. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, you still use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

We'd like to thank MBP for sponsoring this month's event.  Please share your gratitude with them at the meeting!