Evolution of the Owner’s Role in Program Management - Activity: Schedule

February 27, 2008 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Program Management, Scheduling

Evolution of the Owner’s Role in Program Management - Activity: Schedule (#6 in the series Evolution of the Owner’s Role in Program Management)
By Robert Prieto

Traditional Owner Role:

Detailed project based schedules to meet individual intermediate milestones. Compilation of project level schedules and select program-wide activities such as environmental, stakeholder outreach etc.

Owner Role Under Program Management:

  • Review and acceptance of integrated schedules prepared by the program manager reflecting Owner led activities retained by the Owner. Integrated schedules will reflect required timeframes for various Owner approvals or hold points and will take a more programmatic view reflecting any changed delivery or procurement strategies implemented by the Program Manager.
  • Assess the adequacy of schedule measurement systems implemented by the Program Manager and review overall progress against the Master Schedule.

Program Manager’s Role Under Program Management:

Program Manager prepares an integrated Master Schedule clearly reflecting Owner activities impacting activities under his control. The Master Schedule will reflect a clear programmatic view showing interfaces between various projects, allocation of resources across individual projects and to programmatic activities and changed delivery and procurement activities conducted on a programmatic basis across all projects in the program.

Robert Prieto, Senior Vice President

Robert Prieto is senior vice president for Fluor, where he leads strategy for Fluor’s Industrial and Infrastructure group. Mr. Prieto focuses on the development and delivery of large, complex projects worldwide.

Prior to joining Fluor, Bob served as chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. As head of PB’s board of directors, he was responsible for overseeing management performance, establishing top-level policies, and ensuring the firm’s continued long term success.

He is a member of the executive committee of the National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, a member of the board of directors of the Business Council on International Understanding, a member of the board of the Civil Engineering Forum for Innovation, and co-founder and member of the board of the Disaster Resource Network. He currently serves on the National Research Council’s committee framing the challenges on Critical Infrastructure Systems. Until 2006 he served as one of three U.S. presidential appointees to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and served as chairman of the Engineering and Construction Governors of The World Economic Forum and co-chair of the infrastructure task force formed after September 11th by the New York City Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Polytechnic University of New York, and was previously selected as alumni of the year by its New York Chapter.

He has had an executive sponsorship role in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub; West Coast Rail Modernization; Train Protection and Warning System; Level 3 Communications Long Haul Network and Superconducting Super Collider.

Prieto holds a master of science in nuclear engineering from Polytechnic University of New York and a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering from New York University.

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 500 company with revenues of $14.1 billion in 2006. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.

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