Tennessee Williams once said “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” Having now been to all four places I can understand the sentiment.
As I write this, the Construction CPM 2013 conference is in full swing and is proving as dynamic as its host city of New Orleans. A strong line-up of speakers focusing on the tools, techniques, art and science of critical path management is supported by an equally diverse and interesting social program.
Many of the interesting concepts and ideas we have encountered will undoubtedly be finding their way into our thinking and writing over the next few months, whilst the papers we have presented so far have been well received with one to go tomorrow. Our presentations are available from:
- Controls Communicate?
- Avoiding the ‘Tipping Point to Failure’
- Estimating Fallacies – excessive detail does not help
It’s not all hard work! The networking and social program are always a highlight of Construction CPM and when you overlay the excitement of the French Quarter of New Orleans and you start to really challenge the stamina. The final event last night was a ‘Bourbon on Bourbon Street’ tonight its jazz in ‘Fred’s Nightclub’, both finishing at midnight!
If you are involved in project controls start planning for 2014! If the USA is too far to travel, we have a local Governance and Controls symposium coming up in Canberra in the 10th April.