COP Corner: CII Launches Advanced Work Packaging Community of Practice

Austin, TX – CII’s Knowledge Management Committee is pleased to announce that the Advanced Work Packaging Community of Practice (COP) was launched on March 5, 2015.

Advanced Work Packaging Research Teams (RT) 272 and 319 introduced the concept of the new COP to give CII members a forum to to share their knowledge of Advanced Work Packaging issues, principles and practices. The new Advanced Work Packaging COP will be led by Co-Chairs Eric Crivella of Bentley Systems, Inc. and Larry Golson of Chevron. Dr. William O’Brien of The University of Texas at Austin will serve as the Academic Administrator.

During the kickoff meeting, the Advanced Work Packaging community leaders and members agreed on the following vision and purpose:

“The Advanced Work Packaging COP is composed of members that share a vision of guiding CII members to enhanced project performance through advanced work packaging and related productivity practices. The goal of its members is to communicate principles, practices, and tools for successful implementation of advanced work packaging through knowledge sharing and participation.”

Now that the Advanced Work Packaging COP has been formed and their new charter has been approved, they are ready to expand. CII members interested in joining and participating, are encouraged to contact the above co-chairs or CII for next meeting details.

Since 2007, CII has successfully launched and established Communities of Practice focused on the topics of safety, sustainability, globalization, information management, front end planning, next-generation leaders, risk management, modularization, quality management, federal facilities delivery, project controls and now advanced work packaging. These COPs provide significant value to CII members by facilitating knowledge and information sharing on a real-time basis. In addition, they provide access to subject matter experts in specific practice areas and related topics.

CII continues to expand its Communities of Practice program through the work of the Knowledge Management Committee. 

Date posted: April 23, 2015