Automate This: Solving the Weather Conundrum

In this keynote, Dr. Gui unveils how Schedule IQ™ and NetPoint® provide planners an algorithmic solution to the weather planning problem. This vast improvement over current weather methods obviates having to adjust durations for weather (only to see the adjustments invalidated as the schedule is updated and as activities shift into different months) or using weather calendars to impact early dates (only to end up with a float-ruining scenario). The GPM approach to weather planning relies on a weather pass that algorithmically generates weather-adjusted durations and weathered early dates based on customizable profiles of historical weather averages from NOAA databases.

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PRESENTED BY GUI PONCE DE LEON, PHD, PE, PMP, LEED AP

Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon is one of our nation’s foremost planning and scheduling experts. His professional experience includes roles as investor’s developer, construction manager, program manager, and EPC contractor planner/scheduler. Dr. Gui has continually pioneered innovations in project management throughout his 40-year career. With GPM, he is on a quest to transform scheduling from a task performed by specialists using a “black box” to stakeholder-centric processes that promote collaboration, enhance stakeholder interaction, and inherently result in reliable schedules.

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