10 Construction Conferences In 2019

Appfluence

Looking to add construction conferences to attend in 2019 to next year’s schedule? This article includes a wide variety of construction events that will meet your interests. . When working in the construction industry, sector updates and education are key.

Top Tips for Reducing Risks as a Construction Project Manager

Wrike

Every project brings a whole lot of risk and uncertainty with it — particularly in the construction industry. When construction projects involve owners, designers, and contractors, the project delivery system exists to describe “how these participants are organized to interact, transforming the owner’s project goals and objectives into a finished project,” explains an article for ProjectConnections. What is the role of a project delivery manager in construction?

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The Value Of Automation For A Construction Project Manager

Proofhub

How Can Construction Project Managers Benefit With Technology Learn how you can work less to accomplish more Construction projects are the most vast, the most complicated, the most intricate, the most elaborate, and frankly too much for just one person to be managing. Well, not anymore, because there are automation software platforms that can solve all these challenges for construction project managers!

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018

Appfluence

The ACE industry is a unique field because it consists of architects, engineers, and those in the construction industry; in other words, three separate industries that intertwine. This is where attending architecture conferences, construction conferences, engineering conferences, or even ACE conferences comes into play. This article will include: Architecture Conferences. Construction Conferences. Construction Conferences 2018. 2018 FTBA Construction Conference.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. From software systems to heavy construction, to metal bending companies, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, drugs, consumer products, industrial products, and intellectual property. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

How has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

At least, the 1950’s were when project management emerged as a discipline to help manufacturing, construction and government initiatives deliver more reliably and with greater repeatability. Robotic Process Automation is here to stay, along with AI, natural language processing, big data and all the other data-driven processes. And less on following rigid processes. This is a massive move towards project leadership instead of simply implementing processes.

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Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the first of four in a series on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort. As such I am delighted to share these articles with you. How would you categorize construction, architecture and engineering companies?

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PM, CEM, and Covid-19: Reflections

MPUG

I contend maybe not , and this series of articles (plus a webinar) will discuss why, and what can be done during the current crisis to prepare for the next. For more from Claudia and more on how Everbridge helps leverage AI , watch your inbox for Part 2 of this article.

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Project Management Job Description

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, we’ll look at the things that make up a typical project management job description, and then look at some specialist industries plus the role of a junior project manager. To oversee the software design, build and testing process according to our internal guidelines.

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

The retrospective process consists of two words: Retro – meaning recent past, and. You can define the retrospective process as: “A recurring workshop in which the team looks back on their work over a period, reflects upon it, and learns. The team applies this learning in future work to improve people, processes, and products.”. Again, in a flow-based Agile process, there is no specific time a retrospective can happen.

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Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, we’ll go through what they mean and what you can expect to do in one of those roles. However, in this article, we’re focusing on people who predominately manage projects. A Construction Project Manager is a specialist working in the construction field.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. Change control or change management is the process of managing unplanned but desired influences on the project. Managing scope starts and ends with a robust change management process.

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Artificial Intelligence in Project Management

International Institute of Learning

When googling about Artificial Intelligence in Project Management you’ll find loads of articles talking about how AI will revolutionize and transform project management, how it will automate processes, etc., Project management processes will be rewritten.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

It wouldn’t do any good to apply uncertainty for a high tech project to a simple engineering, or a construction project. As with any statistical process, the more information you have, the more reliable the results will become into the future. John Owen: So, the process is we add the uncertainty, and then we run the simulation, we review the output.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

It wouldn’t do any good to apply uncertainty for a high tech project to a simple engineering, or a construction project. As with any statistical process, the more information you have, the more reliable the results will become into the future. John Owen: So, the process is we add the uncertainty, and then we run the simulation, we review the output.

Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

MPUG

Most projects have a risk matrix that was drafted up early the planning process (and then filed away somewhere for safekeeping), but research shows that risk rankings formulated by managers are often arbitrary and produce errors.1 Here’s one that bit me on my last project worked, an effort to construct wind sensors before installing wind turbines across remote regions in Nepal. In fact, the NY Times recently published an article entitled, Will Robots Take our Children’s Jobs?

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

Case studies on how agile methodologies have been applied to mission planning and how scrum has been used in spacecraft construction were discussed, as well as topics such as developing and delivering software, reliability and reuse of software, onboard processing, and communication. Whether it was the first aeronauts in balloons, or the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, explorers of flight used processes that built on incremental failures and successes.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

He began as the Project Controls Engineer for a four billion dollar power plant engineering and construction project. Very common that an IT department starts to use Triskell, and then a business group, the sales and marketing department sees what they’re doing and says, we’d like to use this tool but our terminology is totally different, our business processes are totally different. Articles

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

He began as the Project Controls Engineer for a four billion dollar power plant engineering and construction project. Very common that an IT department starts to use Triskell, and then a business group, the sales and marketing department sees what they’re doing and says, we’d like to use this tool but our terminology is totally different, our business processes are totally different. Articles

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)

LiquidPlanner

So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again.

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Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

MPUG

Kyle: He has written numerous white papers, articles and delivered, engaging interactive presentations to over 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world, and as well as for the MPUG community. The Agile Project Management manifesto really has four key driving guidelines, is people interactions are more important than processes and tools. It’s up to you, but everybody has to be on the same page, having the same processes and game plan. Articles

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How to boost your career with simple time allocation tricks

International Institute of Learning

This article ambitions to provide you with essential principles to allot your time in a way that maximizes your productivity and benefits your career. Avoid those like the plague but learn how to say no in a constructive manner.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

There’s always a process. Well, it’s important to have a good process. Tim Runcie: So let’s think through a little bit of kind of that whole process of we’ve talked about high level with some of the tools here. So if we think about this, let’s just continue going through the process of what else can we work with? Do I have an external intake process that begins that a lot sooner?

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Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

MPUG

This is something that we even want to go a little bit left of initiation and then as we go through, and plan and execute, provide change, control processes and close out a project that, that can continue as well. This project getting managed really has to be there with some type of rigid schedule, process, methodology and the luxury’s gone of being we just figure things out. Articles

Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

They realize the final solution and product can only be arrived at through a process of experimentation and use of iterative methods. Before demanding something from other departments, each department first focuses inwards and comes up with constructive suggestions. He has authored and been featured in several articles and conferences related to project and program Management.

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Do your experiments fail even before they are run?

Kiron Bondale

Ambler for his tweet which inspired this article: “ The experiment failed successfully! The application of this process within a business context requires certain factors to be present which we tend to take for granted in the scientific context. The integrity to construct an experiment which might disprove our hypothesis. (Many thanks to Scott W. “). One of the many traits associated with business agility is the frequent running of experiments.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It goes back to the 1960s, when project management became a discipline in aerospace, construction and defense industries. Afterwards, articles of incorporation where filed in Pennsylvania, and signed by the five founders of PMI. He was the project manager for the construction of PMI’s World Headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. They have many articles, papers and webinars on the subject.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Changing environments are embraced at any stage of the process to provide the customer with a competitive advantage. Sustainable development is accomplished through agile processes whereby development teams and stakeholders are able to maintain a constant and ongoing pace. Agile is also used in industries like marketing and advertising, construction, education and finance. An optimized development process. Agile Unified Process (AUP).

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Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

Some swear by the debriefing process and others simply bypass it altogether. Let's take a look at the process, its purpose, the benefits and, yes, the drawbacks. The debriefing process is conducted once the project activities have come to a close and the project is complete. Finally, debriefing provides a chance to determine whether the processes were successful and identifies which things need to change.

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How to Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be partnering with CornerThought lessons learned software for this article. It’s really about the standard project management processes. Out of the box it comes with standard processes/tasks that look very similar to the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition knowledge areas.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Erica Pepitone

Girl's Guide to PM

It is easy to get comfortable after being with the same group and get used to the same processes, templates, and order of operations. The most beautiful processes and best templates are worthless if they aren’t working for the team, and there’s some trial and error involved in refining processes so they work for everyone. The most beautiful processes and best templates are worthless if they aren’t working for the team.

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5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It’s a lot easier to communicate complex constructs or share lots of data points on a graph than it is in a paragraph. Whether it’s breaking down a difficult process into an easy-to-follow process diagram, or showing project progress on a visual plan, you can share project performance data in ways that make it easy for your stakeholders to understand your message.

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The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

You specify the size of the house, the type of construction, the number of rooms, the types of systems, and the features of the home. Another tool for analysis is a context diagram that visually depicts a product such as a building, process, or software application and how actors (individuals, groups, or other systems) interact with it. We can see the things that flow in and out of the process and who receives the outputs.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This article aims to summarise some aspects of risk management that we should be thinking about, whether we are a project, program, portfolio or business manager.

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15 Tested & Practical Tips from Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 15 Tested & Practical Tips from Women in Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. If there’s a task that can be allocated to an administrator or tasks that can be managed by implementing a process for others to follow, then invest the time in setting that up. Read the whole article with Pam Shergill here. #6:

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The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Project requirements – describes the actions, processes, or other conditions the project needs to meet. You specify the size of the house, the type of construction, the number of rooms, the types of systems, and the features of the home. Another tool for analysis is a context diagram that visually depicts a product such as a building, process, or software application and how actors (individuals, groups, or other systems) interact with it.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sarah Coleman

Girl's Guide to PM

It supports organisations in the design, development and delivery of products and services for external clients; it supports organisations in their need for technically complex products and processes, ever-shortening design-to-market windows for new products, the need for cross-functional expertise and the implementation of outsourcing agreements. And it is not just in the construction and heavy engineering industries. This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

Think of the strategy and PM connection in construction terms, where the step of pouring footings and foundations needs to adequately support all other work that follows and ultimately the final structure -- in this analogy the final structure are the end goals. The second component is leveraging a rigorous portfolio and project management governance process. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic. As a project manager working in an agile environment your focus should not only be on monitoring the overall progress of the project but also on providing all team members with constructive feedback. Scrum is one of several Agile frameworks (and the one that we’re focusing on in this article) that uses precise roles, meetings, and events to deliver the final product in a specific time frame.

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