NEW! Execution Planning in the Built Environment with Gregg Richie

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss key components of AWP and how they interrelate.
  • Describe the high level concepts of Lean in order to understand the connection of LPS in supporting lean project delivery.
  • Explain the five connected conversations of LPS and the inputs and outputs for each level.


It is overwhelmingly apparent that many experienced project teams frequently encounter major execution challenges, which can be caused by inadequate planning in the early stages and throughout the project life cycle. Execution Planning in the Built Environment directly addresses the resounding opportunity for improvement in project planning across industry sectors. This course covers these three complementary project planning and execution approaches, which incorporate improved collaboration, communication, alignment, and team culture:

  1. Advanced work packaging (AWP); 
  2. Last Planner® System (LPS®), and 
  3. Planning for completions, commissioning, and startup. 

These approaches better position project teams to plan and execute confidently and efficiently, achieve their project objectives, and enjoy a more rewarding project experience along the way.



    • Introduction to Advanced Work Packaging (AWP)
    • AWP Implementation
    • AWP Notable Practices
    • AWP Benefits and Outcomes
    • The Last Planner System® (LPS®) Introduction
    • LPS® Benefits
    • LPS® Five Conversations
    • Preconstruction Planning for Commissioning
    • Hotspots in Construction Completions and Commissioning
    • Capstone: Putting it all Together
    • Conclusion

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 4.75 4.75 4.5 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 4.75 4.75 4.5 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 4.75 4.5 9.25
PMI-RMP® 0 4.75 4.5 9.25
PfMP® 0 4.75 4.5 9.25
PMI-PBA® 0 4.75 4.5 9.25
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Gregg Richie PMP

Gregg D. Richie, PMP, CNP, MCTS, LSSYB, has over 40 years of experience in project management. He has managed, participated in, or consulted on more than 1200 projects in the United States and other locations around the world, including Japan, Italy, Spain, Philippines, and Guam. He managed these projects utilizing many different approaches including lean, extreme, waterfall, and agile.

As an educator, he has designed and delivered training programs for many organizations including the United States Navy and Fortune 500 companies. He is a former faculty member of the University of Washington’s Project Management Certificate Extension Program and a former faculty member at Bellevue College where he taught project management subjects including a class he authored in Microsoft Project, using textbooks he authored for John Wiley & Sons Publishing, which were under the Microsoft Official Academic Course series on Project 2010, 2013, and 2016.  As an expert in project risk management, he co-authored a book entitled, Business Continuity: A Project Management Approach published by Auerbach Press. As a retired member of the US Navy SEABEES, he uses real-world experiences in teaching project management concepts.

His education includes a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in project management from Indiana Wesleyan University, a BS in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a master’s certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University. He also holds technical certificates in Computer Programming, Architectural, and Civil Engineering Drafting.

His professional memberships include the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG).

Training Information

1 - 2 November 2023
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 18 September)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 18 September)
Government Price
Student Price

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