Musings on Project Management
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
I don't write about construction projects all that often, but lately that's been my thing: construction. roofing, HVAC, electrical, even some plumbing and floors, etc The PMO construction extension to the PMBOK is pretty much a non-starter in my opinion. And, it's not just for architects: general contractors, construction Project ManagementThe place to start is the AIA -- aia.org -- the American Institute of Architects.
Construction Project Manager Infographic
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
This construction project manager infographic shows, that construction projects vary, depending on whether they’re commercial, residential, institutional, agricultural, industrial or heavy civil projects. The construction project manager infographic. Construction site experience. A construction project is complex and it’s a many people’s job. Well, many things.
How Construction Management Software Saves Time and Money
AUGUST 8, 2016
A construction project is consisted of a huge number of different processes. Here’s where the true value of a top performing construction management software can become apparent. In a nutshell, construction management software could increase efficiency and save you significant resources both in terms of budget and time in the following ways: – Improved Accessibility.
Winning Tactics For Tracking Construction Projects
Project Management Hacks
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
On day two, there is a Q&A with the company’s masters of construction. What Can We Do to Better Track Construction Projects? Further Reading On Construction Projects. Construction projects tend to be in public view so we can learn from them. Explore the following resources to learn more about recent mega-construction projects. Image Credit: Pixabay.
Construction Project Management Processes: Everything You Need to Know
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Project management is the basis on which every construction project is founded. A construction project manager has to obtain a variety of skills and competences in order to navigate through the project and to establish a functional connection with the numerous teams. What does Construction Project Management (CPM) mean? The Role of a Construction Project Manager.
How To Create A Construction Daily Report Using GenieBelt
JULY 5, 2016
Conducting daily reports for construction may seem as an endless project. Before we dig a bit deeper into the way that daily reports are put together, it would be a good idea to analyze why they could be proved valuable for your construction project. This is more than fundamental during a construction project, as it can save you both time and money. A Daily Report ? Conclusion.
It´s all about the impact of a project, not the deliverables!
JANUARY 16, 2017
Key Activities that are performed through the project are as follows: Designing a Train-the-Trainer Curriculum for earth-quake resilient construction of home and performing such trainings to the instructors. Providing 50-days training to 6.500 Masons and 1.000 Carpenters in house construction work. Thanks to generous donations an initiative was launched to support the people of Nepal.
What is Your Strategy to Improve Construction Project Performance?
JULY 12, 2016
Yours is too improve your Construction Project Performance! Now the first thing I want to get across is this and it comes from my years as a freelance project turnaround specialist: – If you want to improve your construction project performance get a Detailed Programme to Completion (DPC) put together! This is something I always get confused about – Strategy and Tactics.
Musings on Project Management
JANUARY 8, 2017
If you're in the construction industry you probably know about and have experienced "design-build". construction contract Project ManagementNotice that there's a word missing after "design", to wit: competitive bidding. Ooops, a typo? No, there is a body of knowledge around this that says that it's faster-cheaper for the same quality to go "design-build" than "design-competitve bid-build". In effect, one team -- architect, general.
Moving to the UK: PMI or APM?
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
You say you have experience in the Built Environment which suggests construction. PRINCE2 is more applicable to business projects than it is to construction anyway so I wouldn’t worry about pursuing PRINCE2 practitioner. I have got my PMP from the PMI Institute as that was necessary in this region. I also only took Prince 2 Foundation course. How has Agile taken off in the UK.
No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!
JULY 3, 2016
This funding should be enough to help the team clarify scope, develop solution options and perform sufficient construction to explore the scope elements which they believe will pose the greatest threat to project outcomes. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario. A preliminary estimate, once provided, anchors expectations and starts the project off on the wrong track.
Don’t forget n*(n-1)/2 when scaling agile!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
Of course, there is the need for some ongoing coordination between teams in a “team of teams” construct but with a thoughtful allocation of work items most communications will be isolated within each team. It informs us that this total number grows non-linearly as we increase the number of people involved. Large project teams are common on traditional or waterfall-type projects.
Recruiting Project Managers Continuously
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Provide meaningful feedback – be constructive – people remember which companies make the effort. Encourage constructive feedback back. Any organisation which is interested in talent management must always be on the lookout for new talent – not just when the business thinks its needs someone. Thinking Differently for Project Management. Job advertisements. Feedback. Interview. Offers.
Excellent Finalists and Winners of IPMA Awards 2016 have been decorated by IPMA
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Bronze: SSR International Airport Expansion Project, China State Construction Engineering Corp. Managing projects and programs often means dealing with ever-increasing complexity and volatility. Project and program managers together with their teams are required to give their best to achieve the desired outcomes for stakeholders, organizations or society. Best Practices Featured IPMA
The Project Management Consultant
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Mechanical & Electrical Construction Projects. Construction management CDM / OHAS Mangement. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant? Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016). Why not? In it, we also asked what kind of consultancy gigs people are getting. Turnaround.
Megaprojects in Australia
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
According to the results of KPMG′s 2015 Global Construction Survey, Australian projects compare favourably with the world′s best in terms of projects delivery processes. The overruns for this megaproject have been blamed on labour costs, a high dollar for most of the construction period, complex regulatory processes and lack of industry co-operation. Australia has set out USD 43.9
“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”
JANUARY 17, 2017
The hashtag #NoProjects is a shorthand title for a movement that thinks the construct of a project with a defined beginning, middle and end is harmful to software product development. Does this question sound familiar? If you get asked it regularly then you may be part of the mainstream transformation from software projects to products. The “When will you be done?” issue. No More Projects.
Musings on Project Management
OCTOBER 28, 2016
In a recent posting, I read some advice on delivering constructive criticism that seem pretty sensible, given my own experience of being on both the receiving end and the delivering side of such encounters. It was famously said, in a paraphrase: lead people, manage things. I buy into this advice, so I'm always on the alert for something that plays into it. And, full disclosure: the first time human factors Project Management
What’s Another Name for a Project Director?
JANUARY 4, 2017
You’ll see the Project Director role in a lot of construction organisations – the title often means they’re heading up a new build or development and they are responsible for an entire project delivery organisation. It goes without saying that these Project Directors have worked in construction for a long time. There are so many different job titles in project management – some of them are obvious – project manager for one! The Project Director role can mean a couple of different things – and it also features more in certain industries.
Podcast 78 – How to find a mentor
Fix my Project Chaos
MARCH 27, 2016
Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years experience in managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of dollars worth of projects. […]. How to find a mentor with Heath Suddleson In this podcast US project management and leadership expert speaks about mentoring and how to find a mentor. The post Podcast 78 – How to find a mentor appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts Career Tips
Projects and project management in China
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Especially in the infrastructure area investments reach trillions of Dollars for new roads, railways, airports, dams and other kinds of construction megaprojects. The People´s Republic of China has a population of over 1.4 billion and this is the world’s most populous country. China´s history reaches far back. With the end of WW2 several forces in the country fought against each other.
GenieBelt New Features: Our Platform Develops and so Do We
DECEMBER 5, 2016
In other words, Baseline is a broadly used static concept in construction that highlights different parts of a project both in the past and the future. It is one of the most widely used construction features, since it ensures that a project is processing on the right way. In that way, we can improve even more and reduce the hassle of managing a construction project. Baseline.
Megaprojects in Latvia
MAY 25, 2016
Construction of the Northern Corridor will connect Riga Freeport to the Trans European (TEN-T) road network and improve the transport infrastructure system in Riga and its metropolitan area in general, raising growth opportunities and international competitiveness of the city, region and country in the long-term perspective. Latvia was invited to join the OECD in 2016.
To See or Not to See?
JANUARY 10, 2017
This robs the project of the vast experience in constructively making this project work. It is not enough to Visualize. You need to be willing to See! A genuine fear lurks while putting final changes to this article a few weeks before the 45th President of the United States takes office. So, reader’s discretion is advised! One is the project itself, in its entirety. Chogyam Trungpa. V.P. &
It is not the Process, Stupid
AUGUST 14, 2014
Agile methods aim to shorten the time to value and build high quality, positively received products or services by intelligently adjusting behaviors and employing good construction practices. In fact the notion of a sprint seems an artificially restrictive and wasteful construct to manufacture. The Nokia Test and the Scrum Test are good starting points but they still ask if ceremonies like daily stand ups and constructs like iterations exist. Even though Mickey Mouse is the symbol of Disney theme parks he is not really what these locations are about.
Projects and project management in Sri Lanka
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Master Programmes for Project Management are offered in the IT sector by the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and in the construction industry by the Colombo School of Construction Technology. The name of “Ceylon” may still be more familiar for the island south east of India nowadays being the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Featured Know how News Opinions
The Fourth Industrial Revolution … and what it means for project management!
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
A first (industrial) revolution was triggered by the construction of railroads and the invention of steam engines. Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has published a new book with an attention-grabbing title: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Schwab explains that we have a chance to shape this revolution. Its scope is much wider.
Why I pursued IPMA Certification
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Richard is an experienced Civil Engineer and Project Manager within the construction industry. I have spent over 20 years working in the construction industry, with over 10 of those years in a project management capacity. Krystyna is an Associate Director at LMC Engineering and has 12 years of experience in the construction industry in Ireland. Why I pursued IPMA Certification?
Inspiring Women in PM: Christine Unterhitzenberger
Girl's Guide to PM
MAY 18, 2016
I studied industrial engineering and management with the focus on construction and worked for three years as a construction manager at an architectural office in Switzerland. During this time I discovered that I would like to manage not only the construction site but the overall project as this allows for more influence on the overall result. What attracted you to it?
Governance models for Non for Profit Organisation: From theory to Practice
MAY 8, 2016
Indeed, social constructivist theory argues that reality is socially constructed and that an interpretative framework can help to understand organizations and their behavior. Exemplary board team, constructive board culture and processes, stakeholder-oriented board performance criteria. IPMA is in the process of implementing its 2020 strategy. Table: New Corporate Governance. Issues.
Megaprojects that we admire
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Today we are witnessing an explosion in the number of $1 billion+ projects with some , like the artificial archipelago being built in Azerbaijan, Turkey’s massive Urban Renewal project in Istanbul, and the new construction of Masjid Al Haram in Saudi Arabia each exceeding $100 billion. But, there is a common perception that megaprojects are not only difficult, but often unsuccessful.
What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Then comes construction , in which software is developed and integrated. The waterfall model comes out of the strict processes used in industries like construction and manufacturing. When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches. Determining the Right Approach.
Agile project management: A beginner's guide
JANUARY 12, 2017
Agile is also used in industries like marketing and advertising, construction, education and finance. If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. How long as agile been around? Related Video.
Projects and project management in Thailand
MARCH 22, 2017
The construction and mining sector adds 4% to the country’s gross domestic product. The Kingdom of Thailand, formerly also known as Siam, is with nearly 70 million inhabitants one of the most populous countries in South-East Asia. Thailand in its earliest days was under the rule of the Khmer Empire, which had strong Hindu roots, and the influence among Thais remains even today.
Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Nikola Tesla
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Tesla brilliantly adapted the principle of rotating magnetic field for the construction of alternating current induction motor and the polyphase system for the generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical power. In 1896, Tesla constructed an instrument to receive radio waves. With this article we continue a series of pioneers and projectors to learn from.
Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs
MAY 19, 2016
The announcement of a major order; construction of a new building; and/or development of a new product all require project staff. Everyday dozens of new project management jobs are created and filled. Projects of all shapes and sizes need to be managed and in many cases that means hiring in a project professional (hurray!). So how do you find out about these roles? Journals (APM, PMToday).
Quality Project Management
MARCH 15, 2015
In 1956 the construction was estimated to take about five years at a cost of A$7 million. How do we define quality as a project manager? Is it managing a project really well, or managing a successful project? How about managing a successful project really well, that sounds pretty good. However it poses the next question: What is a successful project? Yet the company did not do so well.
Projects and project management in Indonesia
AUGUST 9, 2016
food, transport equipment, textiles, chemicals), construction, trade and transport, telecommunication and financial services. In the construction sector there are major projects under way, e.g. the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, the Trans-Java toll road, the Kalibaru Port and the Jakarta MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). Indonesia´s main religion is the Islam. million years.
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Musings on Project Management
MARCH 17, 2017
means are authorized" so long as they are: Morally and ethically constructed Conform to legal and regulatory constraints Actually Project ManagementJames Madison, one of the intellectuals of the American revolutionary period, writing in Federalist* 44 in the pre-constitutional period of the late 1780's, said this: ". wherever the end is required, the means are authorized" Whoa! Not so fast! What about ".
The five failures of agile tools
AUGUST 21, 2016
Buy a comprehensive tool suite from a single vendor that covers the whole construction and delivery lifecycle or purchase distinct best-of-breed products and integrate them. Owing to the popularity of the agile movement coupled with mainstream obsession with DevOps, legions of tool vendors stand ready to sell you snake oil solutions to satisfy all of your agile delivery needs.