Tuesday, August 16, 2011

#PWWCBA Speaker Spotlight: William J Purpura of The Boeing Company

This November at Project World and the World Congress for Business Analysts, William J. Purpura, MSME, MBA, PE, & PMP; Senior Project Engineer at The Boeing Company will be presenting "Earned Schedule (ES), Correcting Earned Value Management’s (EVM) Errors in Cost & Schedule Predictions on Complex Projects"

Over his 35 year career, (including 28 years at Boeing), Purpura has served in both Senior Project and Senior System Engineering roles on a widely diverse range of programs. Bill has been awarded BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineer, an MBA, as well as four post graduate Certificates in Software Engineering from California State University Fullerton. He is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, a registered Mechanical Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of California, and a SEC certified Registered Investment Advisor.

Bill is currently supporting Boeing’s Strategic Development & Experimentation organization, focusing on the creation of next generation Net-Enabled architectures and environments as well as development roadmaps for technologies critical to Boeing’s new business thrusts. Bill has been awarded 13 US patents (2 more pending), 3 International patents, and one Boeing trade secret. He has also authored/presented scores of papers and training courses within Boeing as well as workshops at Project World in 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009.

This year's session will focus on Earned Schedule (ES). Called out in the 2005 PMI Earned Value Management Practice Standard as an “emerging practice”, Earned Schedule provides analytical tools to address known EVM errors in predicting cost & schedule for complex projects. Drawing on the same data underpinning EVM systems ES Schedule Performance Indicators (SPIs) are calculated based around time, not cost. This allows management to better understand the true progress being made on complex systems in terms aligned with today’s most important project constraints; time-to-market and/or contracted product delivery. This one day workshop will provide attendees with the essential understanding of the theory of ES as well as a working knowledge of the tools and process required to implement it on current/future complex projects.

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