NetPoint + GPM Conference

May 11 & 12, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Registration is free!


NetPoint + GPM Conference focuses on software innovation for planning, scheduling, and risk management for the construction industry. Project managers, software developers, and company leaders share case studies and their expertise in using NetPoint®, a planning and scheduling application that allows for collaboration, and NetRisk™, a schedule risk analysis program. Both NetPoint and NetRisk are powered by GPM®, a flexible scheduling algorithm that enables real-time feedback.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon

Chief Executive Officer, PMA Consultants

Dr. Gui is recognized as one of our nation’s foremost planning and scheduling subject matter experts.

Tim Mather

COO, PMA Technologies

PMA’s initiatives lead in information technology, product development, and intellectual property.

Seve Ponce de Leon

Senior Director, PMA Consultants

Seve leads product management for innovation and software at PMA Consultants.


2023-05-11 09:00 am

Keynote: Safe Float—A Better Measure of Float

Deterministic project schedules are hindered by two myths: a delay within total float is “safe” and the calculated schedule finish date is “achievable.” When the schedule is modeled for activity duration variability, safe float―the stochastic equivalent to total float―can be calculated. Whereas total float considers ONE late start date out of thousands possible, safe float relies on the latest early start date that will not delay the targeted P-value completion date. Relying on safe float instead of total float may help to overcome the proliferation of late project completion.

Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon PE, PMP, LEED AP
PMA Consultants

Dr. Vivek Puri PMP
PMA Consultants

2023-05-11 10:00 am

Collaborating with NetPoint to Schedule Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Projects

In this age of globalization, virtual meetings are the primary forum to discuss, plan and gather information. One crucial client requirement is to ensure the team can readily communicate on the project schedules. Learn how NetPoint functioned as the primary collaborative tool to schedule new sites, building expansions, and renovations for a cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization. For this program, PMA was tasked with developing fully integrated schedules from the shell schedules and presenting planning sessions to multiple clients. PMA schedulers integrated schedules from P6, Microsoft Project, and sometimes Excel into NetPoint to provide interactive schedules for the client and project team. NetPoint clearly identified the critical path and all near-critical activities to reveal the current status and health of the project schedule. NetPoint also validated the strategy implemented during the process validation phase and the other back-end activities.

Eduardo Nazario
PMA Consultants

2023-05-11 11:00 am

How NetPoint is Used in a Multi-Billion-Dollar Manufacturing Portfolio

For over 155 years, Cargill has connected farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and families with daily essentials. Cargill is currently the largest privately owned company in the US, with a robust capital expansion portfolio comprising small, medium, and large-sized projects worldwide. Through all phases of project execution at Cargill, NetPoint paints a clear picture for stakeholders to understand expectations, opportunities, and risks in a project schedule. NetPoint is also the preferred tool in the organization to conduct interactive planning sessions and communicate schedule related issues to sponsors and steering team. This session will demonstrate how NetPoint is utilized in various scenarios during project execution across a multi-billion-dollar portfolio.

Reniz Moosa PMP
PMA Consultants

2023-05-11 12:00 pm

Design Planning & Decision-Making for a Water Tunnel Program with NetPoint

Early design-phase planning for long-term construction projects can be challenging in light of the ongoing design work and the uncertainty of the schedule in the distant future. Weeraya Orwatthana illustrates the benefits of using NetPoint on a multi-year public construction project to enhance team collaboration and support decision-making in the design and construction packaging scenarios. NetPoint clarifies key scheduling concepts and develops multiple scenarios for first, second, and third-level schedules to facilitate scope and schedule discussions among project team members. We will present the planning/schedule development process and different schedule formats and layouts that support discussions and assist the team's decision.

Weeraya Orwatthana, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, MCPPO, CMIT
PMA Consultants

2023-05-12 09:00 am

Software Innovations for Modeling Schedule Acceleration and Recovery

When construction delays occur, a project’s success can depend on a contractor’s ability to accelerate and recover from these changes, and to communicate with stakeholders and project executives. In this session, Seve Ponce de Leon will share how PMA’s game-changing software solutions are being used for acceleration and recovery and leading to project success. The session includes a live demo of the latest software developments and updates on the product roadmap.

Seve Ponce de Leon RMP, PMI-ACP
PMA Consultants

2023-05-12 10:00 am

Advanced Training with NetPoint

Part 1: Build & Update the Schedule — focuses on building and updating a schedule, including working with data dates, creating targets, statusing the schedule, actualizing objects and displays, resource loading and leveling, and comparing updates. Attendees learn how to use NetPoint’s unique features to update, modify, and compare schedules.

Part 2: Layout Manager & Automated Layouts — focuses on schedule layout, including creating and modifying layouts, analyzing links, and viewing statistics. Attendees learn how to use NetPoint’s unique features, including Layout Manager and Automated Layouts for running the engine, locking relative positions, and setting up swimlanes.

Dr. Vivek Puri PMP
PMA Consultants

PMA Consultants

2023-05-11 08:00 am

Intro to NetPoint

This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of NetPoint including basic concepts, new features, and essential tips necessary to understand the application's unique aspects. This training session ensures you derive maximum benefit from our conference content. To best support your education, the class includes a free 90-day license of NetPoint.

PMA Consultants

Planning and scheduling together

Industry-leading risk management software

Analyze metrics and determine schedule reliability

Visualization, summarization, and vertical traceability


Innovation in Planning Software

Top project managers and schedulers choose NetPoint because it presents essential project details—such as the critical path—to stakeholders of all levels. Complex construction schedules can be summarized into one page to effectively communicate with the project team. NetPoint transforms scheduling into an interactive, planning-centric experience that naturally promotes collaboration.

What is GPM?

A revolutionary scheduling algorithm. The Graphical Path Method™ (GPM) is an alternative to CPM that promotes rapid, collaborative, and informed project planning. GPM allows schedules to be created more intuitively and introduces innovative concepts that improve schedule optimization and analysis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you’ll need to register for this conference.
Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Then you’ll receive an email with the link to enter the conference. You are welcome to join any or all the sessions.
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No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet. However, if you have trouble joining the live webinar sessions, you may need to download and install Zoom to be able to participate.
Yes, the platform will remain open 24/7 for 30 days till 12th June 2023. You will be able to access the recorded sessions during this time.
  • NetPoint + GPM Conference focuses on software innovation for planning, scheduling, and risk management for the construction industry.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents and videos available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your colleagues by simply entering their email.