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Ingram School of Engineering hosts IHPP planning conference

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
March 25, 2008

Richard Muther

Engineering specialists from across the country will converge on Texas State University-San Marcos for the 20th anniversary meeting of the Institute for High Performance Planners March 28-29, hosted by the Ingram School of Engineering at the LBJ Student Center on campus.

The two-day conference will focus on the latest advances in the process of project planning.

IHPP is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Similar meetings have been in Tokyo, Belgium and various locations throughout the United States.

Scheduled for the afternoon of March 28 is a half-day “thinkshop” on the latest concept of systematic planning.  It is open to the public for an admission fee of $100.

Highlighting the Friday session is a presentation by Richard Muther, chairman of the IHPP.  Muther’s presentation will explain “Planning by Design,” considered by some the most comprehensive and definitive approach to project planning.  Muther is a former faculty member of MIT, author of 15 books on planning and manager of more than 1,200 projects in 22 countries.

The Saturday sessions will be a round-up of planning practices, including such topics as “How Futurists Plan” and “How Quality Gets Planned.”  These sessions will be open to the public for IHPP members and their guests.  They will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For further information visit http://www.engineering.txstate.edu/news/sysplanning.html, or contact Jaime Hernandez at (512) 245-4226, or Lee Hales, president of High Performance Concepts, Inc. at (770) 859-0161.