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Discover how PMA uses NetPoint and Project Summit to communicate schedules and navigate critical paths and near-critical details, providing a comprehensive view of the entire project for our pharmaceutical clients, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck. See how Project Summit integrates NetPoint and P6 schedules, conducts weekly reviews, and delivers detailed schedules to key stakeholders, fostering collaboration and ensuring effective progress monitoring.  The presentation will showcase the critical path visual as a reference guide, setting the stage for broader adoption across various workstreams. Join us on this journey of project management innovation and efficiency! 

Eduardo Nazario 

Mr. Eduardo Nazario has extensive experience in capital planning, project management, and project controls for the pharmaceutical industry. He is a proven expert in preparing and updating construction schedules, planning, coordinating, and executing construction activities, supervising subcontractor work, and evaluating vendors and subcontractors. Mr. Nazario’s software knowledge includes NetPoint®, Primavera P6, Primavera Enterprise (P3e), Primavera Project Planner (P3), PrimeContract, and Microsoft Project.  

Rey Diaz  

Mr. Rey Diaz brings extensive expertise in program and project management, project scheduling, and project controls, having overseen projects with budgets ranging from $1.7 million to $500 million. His proficiency extends across the conceptual, planning, execution, and close-out phases of projects in heavy civil infrastructure, commercial, and hospitality industries. He also presents at AACE International meetings, revises AACE International Recommended Practice documents, and is a university instructor in project and construction management and project controls.  

Q&A

Is the Primavera P6 schedule imported into NetPoint, or is the schedule built from scratch in NetPoint?

You can import it, but the thing is if the schedule has over 500 activities it tends to be very slow. So, when we’re using Net Point, especially for a risk analysis session, we usually develop that as a new schedule. This allows us to review the schedule while building it up at the same time. 

Is the Primavera P6 schedule imported into Summit, or is the schedule built in Summit?

Using Project Summit, you don’t need to develop anything because it is already converted here. You can modify what you want to show or want to discuss, or what you want to do is filter out any of the areas and then summarize what you don’t think is critical.  

What are current challenges that you face when working on an interactive planning session today using this software?

I can tell you a lot of challenges I had in the past, but the only challenge I can think of is the owners seeing the actual results right away. They would like to give you the final analysis the next day because all the information is right there. Maybe another challenge would be if you’re doing that planning session, you can pre-plan and create several of the activities that you know you’ll be using. 

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