Leaning the Lifecycle

How You Can Bring Better Value to Your Projects!

The work of the leader, project manager, and engineers alike, each play a significant role in avoiding risks and enabling improvements in design, as well as addressing external stakeholder concerns and requirements.

Achieving success in multi-phase, extended duration projects requires distinct collaboration, coordination, and communication elements.

Explore the ways and means to:

  • Collaboratively reduce risks,
  • Find improvement opportunities,
  • Plan based on decision points, and
  • Lower costs throughout the life of your project.

What will be discussed:

  • Project Failure Causes & Impacts. Industrial projects are continuing to fail, in large and small ways - and why is that? Primary drivers, as well as the resulting impacts will be highlighted.
  • Complementary Improvement Philosophies to Consider. Organizations world-wide are applying a number of different strategies to improve costs and reduce risks. Some oft under-valued aspects are critical.
  • When & How the Greatest Value can be Derived. We will have a look at the project and development lifecycle, and when and how we can have the greatest influence to unlock greater value.
  • Decision-Making & Planning Influences. You will learn about the factors that can and should influence decisions and future planning, as well as strategies to apply to derive those factors.
  • Critical Project Management Factors. The discussion will shift to issues particularly related to project management issues that need to be considered and managed to ensure greatest success.


"Interesting topic! Clever presentation of Opportunities and Challenges while introducing improvements. Lessons to Learn managing project scope and apply. Thank you!"

Your Instructor

Karen Chovan
Karen Chovan

Over the past 20 years, Karen Chovan has worked in industry, saving her clients millions of dollars, while reducing risks to the environment, and increasing regulatory and community trust in their organizations.

Karen has incredible tenacity to overcome obstacles and find the right solutions to unique challenges. Trusted and recommended as a manager who can deliver results, Karen is a strategic leader with strengths in bringing data, information and siloed people together, to raise the awareness of risks and opportunities, and to quickly solve complex challenges and achieve transformational change.

Karen believes the greatest value can only be derived through common goals, healthy engagement, and collaboration to reduce wasteful practices. Open dialogue allows stakeholders to expose risks, gain a common understanding of multiple objectives, and discover improvement opportunities and solutions within the operations, projects, and developments for which they work.

Karen is the Principal of Enviro Integration Strategies, a Principal of the Shift2Lean, and a training partner with GPM Global (Green Project Management). She authors blogs and produces webinars on lean processes, sustainability, organizational change and the soft skills aspects of managing these.

Course Curriculum

  Leaning the Lifecycle
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