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St. John's Chapter

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The St. John's Financial Management Institute Chapter presents:

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Why Projects Fail

with Peter Simpson, Director, Global Infrastructure Advisory Practice, KPMG LLP

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Holiday Inn
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 session includes:

08:30 - 09:00 Hot Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 Introductions
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

The registration 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 .

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