February Meeting

February 21st, 2024

​Nerdy Stuff:  P6, SQL, Power BI

Presenter:  Thomas Rich, PSP, PMP

Date:    Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Location:  Weber’s Inn
                 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
                 (734) 769‐2500 

Time:   6:00 to 6:30pm - Registration, Networking
            6:30 to 7:15pm - Dinner

            7:15 to 8:15pm - Program

Cost:   $30 for Program and Dinner. Please pay here.  
           Students are FREE (but must RSVP)!
           Virtual attendance is free, and do not RSVP.

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Nerdy Stuff:  P6, SQL, and Power BI  
Presenter:  Thomas Rich, PSP, PMP​

Presentation Abstract:  The use of Visual Management in Project Controls continues to
expand. This presentation will provide details on the strategies for Power BI desktops at Consumers Energy. The presentation will include the storage of latitude and longitude data in P6, development of data tables with SQL to support summary bar graphs, and
setting up relationships for data tables in Power BI to support filtering.  This is the nerdy stuff. ​

Presenter Biography:  Thomas Rich is a Principal Project Scheduler for Consumers Energy.  He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and earned certifications for Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Tom has worked on a
diverse range of projects in his 40 year career, which includes scheduling refinery turnarounds, gas platform shutdowns, nuclear plant outages and online schedules, and the overhaul of the Ludington Pump Storage facility. Tom is the administrator of the P6
scheduling system, and the lead developer of the scheduling report automation.

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