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John Owen

About: John Owen

John Owen is vice president of operations at Barbecana, an industry leader in the development of software products that help companies validate and assure that their project schedules comply with best practices and to better understand the impact of uncertainty. John has over 30 years of experience with project management software. After managing a computer department dedicated to project scheduling in the oil and gas industry, John joined Welcom as European Technical Director in 1986 where he was responsible for product management of the Open Plan Schedule and Risk Analysis tool before he assumed the position of vice president of development in 2003. After the acquisition of Welcom by Deltek in 2006, John ultimately assumed the role of Director of Products and Strategy for schedule and risk products. To learn more about Barbecana’s advanced, fast, and cost effective tools for risk and schedule analysis, visit www.barbecana.com; or call +1 (281) 971-9825.

All Articles and Webinars by John Owen

So what do I do with the results from a Schedule Risk Analysis? – By Barbecana

Written on July 11, 2018, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. *This is an MPUG Vendor Session. Presenter will discuss Microsoft Project add-ons and how they can streamline the integration of various applications and Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box…

What’s the value of Schedule Risk Analysis?

Written on January 17, 2018, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Many clients are now demanding proposals include a schedule risk assessment and the more savvy are requesting forecast dates be presented at, for example, 80% levels of confidence.  What…

What’s the Value of Schedule Risk Analysis?

Written on January 8, 2018, by

Introduction Many clients are now demanding that proposals include a schedule risk assessment, and the more savvy are requesting forecast dates be presented at, for example, 80% levels of confidence. What does this mean? And how much effort will be involved to produce these deliverables? The following article will focus on how to satisfy these…

Schedule Margin (a schedulers contingency) in conjunction with Schedule Risk Analysis

Written on July 12, 2017, by

MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: The use of Schedule Margin to identify and manage schedule contingency is becoming increasingly common. One of the best ways to determine how much margin…

What is Monte Carlo Simulation and Why Should I Use It With Microsoft Project?

Written on November 23, 2016, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description:  Monte Carlo simulation is named after the European city famous for games of chance (which is a polite way of saying gambling!). This session will explain the fundamentals of Monte…

Understanding and Managing Uncertainty in Schedules

Written on July 20, 2016, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Download the slides from this session. Event Description: There are varying degrees of uncertainty associated with everything we do. Alarm clocks are generally more predictable than our drive to work while that drive…

Understanding and Managing Uncertainty

Written on July 11, 2016, by

  All too often schedule risk analysis is perceived as an advanced and time consuming technique performed in a cursory manner only to satisfy contract bid requirements. This article shows how even simple generic analysis can highlight areas for estimate refinement and then how tools like historical analysis and estimate confidence assessments can dramatically improve…

Reducing Project Costs with Schedule Risk Analysis

Written on February 24, 2016, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Unfortunately, many organizations see Schedule Risk Analysis as an overhead sometimes mandated for proposals but otherwise of little value. This presentation will show how the use of schedule risk analysis can…

Webinar: Why Schedule Risk Analysis is a Good Idea – By Barbecana Software

Written on July 23, 2015, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: Find out how Schedule Risk Analysis…

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