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July 2014 Luncheon

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

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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.