Mr Chris Carson, FRICS, FAACE, FGPC PSP, CEP, DRMP, CCM, PMP
Chris Carson is Enterprise Director of Program & Project Controls and Associate Vice President for ARCADIS U.S., the leading global engineering and consultancy firm providing Consulting, Engineering, and Program/Construction Management services. Chris is the Lead for the Program & Project Controls (PPC) Community of Practice, the PPC training and best practices development centre.
He has over 45 years of experience in Program/Construction Management, specialising in the Program & Project Controls disciplines; Planning and Scheduling, Cost Management, Risk Management, Document Control/Contract Administration, and Forensic Analysis/Claims Avoidance/Dispute Resolution. His experience includes educational, municipal, commercial, industrial, governmental, military, medical, facilities, infrastructure/transportation, aviation, seaports, water/wastewater treatment, utilities, and environmental projects
Mr Glen Alleman, USA
Glen Alleman has 30 years' experience as a Program Performance Management leader in aerospace, defense, electric utilities, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and enterprise IT. His current focus includes integrated program performance management for complex system of systems using risk informed Earned Value Management.
Glen's formal training is in particle physics, where he wrote software digital filters to process the data stream from an accelerator. That turned into digital filters for radar, sonar, and guidance systems. Then into managing those types of programs. With a stint in the commercial side, he returned to Aerospace & Defense. Between doing engineering and managing engineers, he was sent back to school to get a Masters in Systems Management – a blend of Systems Engineering and Finance.
As a program manager at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (a former nuclear weapons production facility), Earned Value Management became Glen's passion. His project managers kept the work on track, with a fixed closure date, for fixed price ‒ budgeted at $7B over 9 years. Using Earned Value Management, agile development practices, and measures of physical percent complete, they provided daily measurement of progress to plan to keep the program on schedule for a promised closure date.
After closure, Glen worked several proposals for space vehicles, developing the Integrated Master Plan, with resource loaded, risk adjusted schedule, with Technical Performance Measures used to provide Physical Percent Complete to Plan.
From this work, Glen moved to the government contracting side, providing program controls leadership to aircraft and spacecraft avionics systems, embedded control system, government business system, and biopharma product development. He joined the Institute for Defense Analyses in their support of the office of Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses where he provided policy advice to the owner of Earned Value Management for improving the effectiveness of EVM processes and tools.
At the same time Glen joined the College of Performance Management, where he taught course, gave presentations, and developed training materials around EVM, Risk Management, Agile development, Integrated Master Planning and Scheduling. In parallel to this work, Glen wrote the book ‒ Performance-Based Project Management.
Glen's current includes working with the Joint Space Cost Council in developing of guidance for applying continuous risk management to Space Systems to successful manage cost and schedule growth in the presence of the uncertainty of complex system of systems.