Events - St. John's
John's Financial Management Institute Chapter
Why Projects Fail
with Peter Simpson,
Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory Practice, KPMG LLP
Thursday, November 24, 2016
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL
On Thursday November 24, 2016,
Peter Simpson, a Director within KPMG's Global
Infrastructure Advisory Practice will give a presentation on "Why
Projects Fail" It's been observed that upwards of 50%-65% of mega
projects fail to meet their original targets and/or business
objectives. With the most common measure of success being cost,
schedule, and operational performance, is there one common root
cause that explains this phenomenon or is there something more
fundamental at play? During this presentation, we will help isolate
the "whys" by navigating through a series of project attributes,
characteristics and real life examples, including; communication
& stakeholder management, resources, project estimates &
scope creep, project controls & risk management.
Peter Simpson has over 17 years'
industry experience working on major infrastructure capital
projects. At KPMG, Peter is responsible for providing advisory
support to clients spanning from project initiation to project
closeout, encompassing: project planning, integration management,
scope definition, baseline development, procurement, contract, cost
& schedule management and monitoring & reporting.
Throughout his career, Peter has
been instrumental in setting up and implementing both the project
controls and contract management systems for multiple mega projects
including; the Voisey's Bay Nickel Mine Project in Labrador, the
Diavik Diamond Mine projects in the North West Territories, the
White Rose FPSO Topside project in Newfoundland and the Kearl Lake
Deep Underground Oil Sands Mining projects in Alberta.
Prior to KPMG, Peter oversaw
project and cost controls responsibilities across Canada for
Kiewit, including Subject Matter Expert support for: project
schedule, cost management & controls, claims, stakeholder
management and aboriginal affairs.
The outline for this
|08:30 - 09:00
|09:00 - 09:10
|09:10 - 10:10
||Presentation by Peter Simpson
|10:10 - 10:30
||Questions and Answers
|10:30 - 10:40
||FMI St. John's Annual General Meeting
deadline for this event is Wednesday, November 16,
2016. The session fee is $35 for members and $55
for non-members. Notice of cancellation must be received by noon on
Monday November 21st or registrants will be invoiced. "No shows"
will be billed at $35 for members and $55 for non-members.
Please complete the REGISTRATION
FORM and forward by email
to Stephen Mercer at .