The 2012 PMI College of Scheduling Conference


PMI College of Scheduling is pleased to announce our 8th Annual Conference being held at the Fairmont in San Francisco, May 1-4, 2011.

Please come to the Golden State and join us at the only conference focused exclusively on Scheduling. Join us for this exciting and informative 3-day conference and see how organizations everywhere are obtaining remarkable business value from Project Scheduling. Learn how worldwide organizations are advancing the techniques, practice and profession of Project Scheduling and establishing practice standards for the Project Management profession.


Key Highlights

  • LEARN •          how other scheduling professionals develop baseline schedules, create Work Breakdown Structures, cost load schedules, and perform schedule risk management with over 50 different breakout sessions
  • CELEBRATE 7 award winners that have contributed to the success of the Project Management Industry
  • EMPOWER yourself with essential ROI for your company by having the opportunity to participate in ask the scheduling experts sessions, town hall meetings and Scheduling Excellence Initiative Updates from the Best Practices Group
  • CERTIFY and test onsite for the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®. Complete your application and reserve a seat by 12 April 2011 to take advantage of a 20% rebate*
  • EARN up to 20 hours towards professional development units (PDUS) or continuing education credits for such certifications as PMI’s PMP & SP, AACEi’s PSP, CMAA’s CCM, etc.
  • EXPERIENCE state-of-the-art Scheduling Solutions in the Partner Pavilion
  • GROW your global network of scheduling resources and connect with professionals from various industries
  • CELEBRATE the history of Project Management with a special session with Jim Snyder, PMI Founder


Event Location

The Fairmont San Francisco 
950 Mason Street 
San Francisco, California 
United States 94108

Registration Fee
Member Registration: $900
Non Member Registration: $1000


Don't miss out! Pre-Conference Flash registration closes
Tuesday, April 26, 2011



Activities 2011 Conference

Opening Welcome Reception

Sunday, May 1 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for our opening welcome reception showcasing our 2011 Sponsors and Exhibitors. Come learn about new products, services and exciting trends in the industry while enjoying refreshments and networking with other attendees! This is also your opportunity to pre-register for the conference and avoid the lines. Don’t miss out!!


PMI College of Scheduling Guest Program - San Francisco City Tour

Monday, May 2           9:15am - 1:00pm

San Francisco is one of the most interesting and exciting cities in the world!

Join the PMI College of Scheduling Guest Tour on Monday, May 2nd and you will be picked up at the Fairmont San Francisco at 10:30am and get the chance to see the city in a private mini-van tour.

Your guide will make the present and past come alive while showing you all San Francisco has to offer, including:

  • Fisherman's Wharf - our most popular tourist destination.
  • Chinatown's unique and wonderful shops, both on the main streets and along the little alleys.
  • Nob Hill - where the railroad barons built their mansions
  • The Painted Ladies - beautiful Victorian Homes
  • North Beach - exotic cabarets, coffee houses where the beat generation met, and wonderful Italian food and pastries.
  • Haight Ashbury - the focal point of the Summer of Love.
  • Financial District - home of the Pacific Stock Exchange
  • Pacific Heights - where millionaire's mansions gaze in haughty splendor to the Bay.
  • Golden Gate Park - one of America's largest urban parks. A gem complete with flora, lakes, museums, walking trails and more.
  • Conservatory of Flowers Plus... the Civic Center, the Presidio, the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge and much more!

We'll make at least 2 stops along the way:

Twin Peaks with its panoramic view of the City

The Marin Headlands - an unparalleled view back at San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge in the foreground.(weather and traffic permitted)

We look forward to spending time with each one of you on this spectacular guest program tour!

Gala Awards Dinner

Monday, May 2           6:00pm - 8:00pm

The annual Evening Gala Awards Dinner will feature great live entertainment, exquisite dining and the presentation of the Jim O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award



Monday, May 2, 2011            6:30pm - 8:30pm


Jim O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award

Fred C. Kreitzberg P.E.

O’Brien-Kreitzberg Inc.

Fred Kreitzberg is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the “National Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism & CyberCrime” which is presently developing sophisticated counter terrorism devices and doing sophisticated computer work for the United States government. This position required top-secret government clearance.

  • Norwich University - Chairman of the Board 1993 – 2003; Trustee 1988 – 1993
  • Presently Chairman Emeritus of Norwich University
  • President, CEO & Chairman of the Board (ret.) of O’Brien-Kreitzberg Inc.
  • President of Big Springs Property Owners Association (BSPOA) Northstar at Lake Tahoe.

Kreitzberg’s accomplishments throughout his fifty-three years of professional engineering include: Leader in the development of Management Information Systems and state-of-the-art techniques used to manage design, engineering and construction of sophisticated projects. He designed and implemented (for NASA) a computerized system to integrate vehicle, facility, design, and construction progress information for evaluation and presentation to NASA management. This system, used in the Saturn Program (man-on-the-moon), was installed under his direction, in the Launch Control Center in the Saturn Launch Complex (dubbed the Moon Room) at Cape Canaveral, Florida. This work was done both for the Corp of Engineers and NASA and without this work the program may not have finished on time.

Fred was a principal in the consulting group that applied this same aerospace technology to implement scheduling & project management over New York City’s $4 billion Capital Program, which started in 1967 during Mayor Lindsay’s administration.

During this same time period he was in charge of managing the new construction on the 6,000-room Bellevue Hospital, the New York City Police Headquarters building, and the construction of Gouverneur Hospital.

Kreitzberg pioneered the early use of Critical Path Method (CPM), and construction management (CM) for design and construction of complicated projects throughout the industry. He along with Jim O’Brien developed early scheduling techniques for proving delay claims.



Founders Award

Stu Ockman, President

Ockman & Borden Associates

STUART OCKMAN is President of Ockman & Borden Associates, project management consultants specializing in project planning and control, claims management and claims avoidance. He has over 25 years experience in engineering and construction management utilizing computerized project management systems for scheduling, estimating, cost control and financial analysis of projects including rapid transit systems, refuse-fired steam generating plants, food processing facilities, power plants and industrial research centers.

Previous experience with Bechtel Corporation and United Engineers & Constructors, Inc. has provided Mr. Ockman with an extensive background in the design and construction of both nuclear and conventional power generating stations.

Mr. Ockman is a registered professional engineer and project management professional. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Construction Management from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. He was recently named Chairman Emeritus of the PMI College of Scheduling.  Previous positions within PMI include President and Chairman of the PMICOS, Vice-President of PMI Global and a Member of its Board of Directors, President and Chairman of the Delaware Valley Chapter, and Vice-Chairman of the Project Management Journal Advisory Board.

Mr. Ockman has authored a number of papers on scheduling and claims avoidance, many of which have been presented at both PMI and PMICOS Annual Symposia



Tuesday, May 3          11:30am-1:00pm


Significant Contribution to the Profession

Ludovic Hauduc, General Manager Microsoft

Ludovic Hauduc, General Manager, is responsible for product development and strategic direction of the Microsoft Project Business Unit. Ludovic has been involved with the Microsoft Project team since 1994. Prior to this role, he led the development team for Project Pro/Std, Project Server and Project Portfolio Server. Ludovic hold a BS in CS from ESIGELEC, an Electrical Engineering school based in France.


Lunch and SEI Update, “Innovation Award”

E. Harvey Elwin, Manager
SFPUC Construction Management Bureau

Mr. Elwin is a graduate Civil Engineer with BS and MS degrees from Oregon State University. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in five western states including California. He has 43 years of progressive experience and increasing responsibility in design, construction management, and project and program management. His experience includes responsibility for management and delivery of a number of multibillion dollar water projects and programs throughout the US and world. Before coming to work for the City of San Francisco in 2004, Mr. Elwin was a Vice President of MHW Americas and as a Director managed its Global Energy and Infrastructure Business Operations directorate responsible for worldwide dam, canal, and hydroelectric project management/construction management work. He was responsible for business development, marketing, and operations management of the worldwide business operation. Prior to the merger between Montgomery Watson and Harza he was a Senior and General Partner of Harza Engineering Company. Prior to joining Harza Engineering Company Mr. Elwin was a Vice President of O’Brien Kreitzberg where he managed its construction management work in five states of the Pacific Northwest Region. Prior to joining O’Brien Kreitzberg, he retired as a Senior Project Manager from Bechtel Corporation after 27 years of outstanding service and accomplishments. Mr. Elwin is currently a member of ASCE, Project Management Institute, US Society on Dams, Sigma Xi, Disputes Review Board Foundation, and the Construction Management Association of America.

In 2004 Mr. Elwin was assigned by the City and County of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to manage the SFPUC Project Management Bureau and the $4.6 billion Water Systems Improvement Program (WSIP) to upgrade the Hetch Hetchy water system.

As Manager of the SFPUC Project Management Bureau between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Elwin redefined and guided the $4.6 billion WSIP through final planning, design, and environmental review. During this period he also managed the $360 million A and B Bond Program, the interim $150 million Wastewater CIP Program, and the ongoing SFPUC Repair and Replacement Program.

When the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report was approved and WSIP was to move into the construction phase in 2007, Mr. Elwin was requested by SFPUC management to move to manage the SFPUC Construction Management Bureau and as Deputy Director manage the WSIP Construction Program. As Manager of the SFPUC Construction Management Bureau, Mr. Elwin is presently responsible for managing construction of all San Francisco’s water and wastewater construction work including the WSIP.



Contribution to College/SCoP

Laura Williams, CPIM, PMP, PMI-SP, Project Controls Specialist
EDG, Inc.

Laura is a Project Controls Specialist for EDG, Inc., working on projects in the oil and gas business sector. In addition, she teaches project management for the Boston University Corporate Education Center’s Management Development Program.

Her 28 years of project management experience also include working for Project Management Methodologies (PMM) and the Lockheed Martin Corporation. With PMM, she provided consulting services in all aspects of project management as well as PM process and tool training, PM tool analysis and enterprise wide implementation with an emphasis on Microsoft Project environments. With the Lockheed Martin Corporation, she planned and scheduled projects at Vandenberg AFB (CA), Denver (CO), and New Orleans (LA). Her duties included project management process and software training, as well as training development, project management software support, including Artemis and Open Plan. She also provided systems analysis with a focus on an integrated scheduling environment, technical and management direction for the implementation of MRPII software, system interface requirements documentation, earned value analysis, network schedule development and audit, PM software evaluations, program master planning and team leadership for MRPII implementation.

Laura has previously served on the board as the VP of Communications and the VP of Education.


Significant Contribution to the Profession

Mike MosleyJr. P.E., PMP
Project Director, Zachry Nuclear, Inc

Duties & Responsibilities: Mr. Mosley has significantly contributed to the Zachry Group’s success in their still expanding role in the U.S. power industry as one of the premier EPC contractors for power generation facilities. He is responsible for the development, negotiation, execution planning, and implementation of large, complex, multi-project opportunities. Zachry leverages a “Culture of Relationships” to bring the best possible team to bear on each opportunity, leading to top ranking among U.S. power contractors and over $2 Billion in annual revenue. Mr. Mosley’s experience ranges from combustion turbine simple and combined cycle, coal, and nuclear power; both domestic and international.

Education: Mr. Mosley holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, is a registered professional engineer in Texas, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Mosley is currently the Committee Chair for the PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling 2nd Ed.