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Friday, October 11 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Leveraging technology to increase project delivery, accountability and transparency.

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In 2016, the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (DPU) identified the need to increase the project delivery capacity of the organization without significantly increasing the number of DPU staff or operating costs. DPU retained Jacobs/CH2M Hill Engineering to provide Program Management Services to expedite the delivery through staff augmentation, process improvements, and program management systems implementation.
To accelerate project delivery and bring increased visibility, and tracking, DPU has automated key project delivery business processes (e.g. Capital Planning, Consultant Invoices, Submittals, and RFIs). In addition to the process automation, project management practices, policies and other tools have been improved to meet the increased project delivery capacity of the organization.
MS-SharePoint is used as the overarching system for managing all project documents and associated business process information. Each capital project has its own site where the automation is performed, logs are monitored, and all project documentation is stored. Each site is utilized by DPU staff, design consultants and construction contractors. The system also includes personalized pages for executives to manage the approvals for project related actions. Also, part of the system is the “Performance Portal”, integrated with Primavera 6, which tracks schedule and cost information for each of DPU’s projects.


Jason Brown

Chief Engineer, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
Jason Brown has over twenty years of professional engineering experience, first as a private consultant, and for the last eleven years in public service at the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities. As Chief Engineer he directs and coordinates all engineering and engineering-related... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am MDT