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  • Project Meetup is an event centered around the latest and greatest developments in the field of project data analytics to keep you plugged in. Short, sharp 15 min case studies and demos.

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    The Project Data Analytics Starter Kit: Getting to Grips with Data in 2022

    Change is coming, get ready for it. James Smith Ph.D. will be walking you through all the components of project data analytics, through the lens of a project delivery professional. He will be walking you through all the components of project data analytics, through the lens of a project delivery professional in one hour. Many existing roles will look radically different in a few years time; for some it will be a matter of adapt or become obsolete. Start your Journey in Project Data Analytics with this talk. We will cover everything that we'll need in our armoury to adapt over the coming years. From Power BI to automation, data pipelines to Python. We will explain why we'll need it, what we can do with it and how to go about it all in a practical manner. What do you think? These capabilities are becoming mainstream and a key part of our future project delivery roles. Don’t get left behind, get on board now!

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    January 11th 2022 12:00 - 13:00 GMT

    Project Meetup is an event centered around the latest and greatest developments in the field of project data analytics to keep you plugged in. Short, sharp 15 min case studies and demos.

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    Why Should the Construction Industry Up-skill a ‘Low-Skill’ Workforce?

    Will Woodhead is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mafic, a construction intelligence company which uses information from wearables to better understand how projects perform at a granular level to allow future projects to perform at a higher level. Mafic Safeguard is a wearable device which uses machine learning to understand the activity someone is performing from the movement of their head. Will will introduce the technology as well as Mafic’s current dataset from residential and commercial sectors in UK and Europe. He will lift the lid on what a typical productivity distribution looks like in a workforce and then demonstrate the impact this has on the economics of a project and why projects can still save money by doubling the good people’s salary.

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    January 12th 18:30 - 20:00 GMT
  • PAST EVENTS
  • Changing the Economics of Construction Projects & Data-Derived Forecasting NOVEMBER 10TH 18:30 - 20:00

    Dev is the Co-Founder and CEO of nPlan, a machine learning company that learns how completed construction projects are performed to forecast the outcomes of future projects. During the talk, Dev will share and explore examples of how and where nPlan has been used to change the economics of the construction industry, for projects, contractors and clients. We'll dive into how data and insights are used to change the dynamics at play during the bidding process, for the benefit of both client and contractor, which ultimately means significant improvements on the economics (or margins) achieved. This is a chance to hear about how transformative data can truly be; it's no longer the side act..

    The Project Data Analytics Starter Kit: Getting to Grips with Data in 2021 NOVEMBER 9TH 12:00 - 14:00

    After popular demand, a new and improved Project Data Analytics event with James Smith, PhD is here! Witness him walking you through all the components of project data analytics, through the lens of a project delivery professional. Many existing roles will look radically different in a few years time; for some it will be a matter of adapt or become obsolete. He covered everything that you'll need in your armoury to adapt over the coming years. From Power BI to automation, data pipelines to Python. We will explain why we'll need it, what we can do with it and how to go about it all in a practical manner.

    Data Driven Project Delivery in Government - Where Next? OCTOBER 20TH 18:30 - 20:00

    Government departments are beginning to understand the huge potential of data analytics within project delivery. From releasing capacity to enable people to perform higher value added roles through to predicting variance. But what does this mean for the government and its supply chain? Within this panel session, we will invite members of the cross-government group for project data analytics to discuss their vision for data driven project delivery, some of the obstacles and how they envisage it evolving. We'll also try and dig a little deeper to differentiate hype from reality.

    Analysing and Visualising Project Data in Power BI and Excel SEPTEMBER 22ND 18:30 - 20:00

    Project data is different from ordinary data; there is more qualitative data and fewer quantitative measures. Timelines are really important and there are many more dates; e.g. project and task start, and completion, milestone dates. This creates challenges in analysing the data. For example we often need to calculate what happens between two dates rather than on a date. What we measure is also different, capacity, availability and demand, as well as the traditional measures of revenue and cost.

    Why we Need to Rethink Complex Mega Projects SEPTEMBER 9TH 18:30 - 20:00

    We routinely label expensive projects as complex projects but does this generalisation lead us to mismanage how they are delivered? On HS2, is the process of laying hundreds of mile of track complex? Should we be adapting our approach based upon the extent to which the project is subject to change, i.e. how emergent it is?.

    The Race to Net Zero – Are You on Track With Your Projects? AUGUST 18TH 18:30-20:00

    “It’s not as bad as you think – it’s worse.” Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency Climate change will have an impact on all of us. Action needs to be taken on this and the broader nature challenge. The Project Data Analytics Task Force is launching an initiative to prompt and inform project and data professionals on the actions they can take in relation to carbon (as a proxy for climate change) and how they can influence others and contribute their expertise and energy..

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