This is the third of the 2019 series of Webinars hosted by the Appita Young Professionals Network.

Date: Friday, 5th July 2019

12.00 PM AEDT/2.00 PM NZDT

Location: Zoom Webinar Only 

The webinar is open to all Appita members.   Register here


Sachin Ekbote, Technical Director (Project Management, Beca Ltd, New Zealand

Sachin has more than twenty-five years’ experience in design, project and programme management of multi-disciplinary industrial projects. He has a background in mechanical engineering and project management and has worked in the Pulp & Paper, Chemicals, Biofuels, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas and Power Generation sectors. Sachin has strong business development, client relationship management, project management, programme management and engineering and design management experience.

He has led and delivered feasibility studies, detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, project and programme management assignments related with Industrial projects for clients in Australasia.

In this webinar, Sachin will discuss the project delivery process and the factors influencing decisions throughout the lifecycle of projects. Sachin will use a large project example to highlight the key focus areas which influence project outcomes.

Companies want to make investment decisions to maximise the short, medium and long-term benefits and minimise risks. Not all concepts have the potential to become real projects. A methodical and proven project delivery process enables the business to take informed decisions regarding which projects add maximum value to the business. Once the projects go through various stage gates and are eventually approved, the ability to deliver these projects within the defined and agreed criteria also becomes less cumbersome (and more enjoyable!). The project concepts that have less potential or are less attractive can easily be shelved during the early stages of the project development process. This reduces the likelihood of wasteful expenditure and undertaking projects with poor or no business value.