Construction Disputes: What You Need To Know


Putting together a successful construction project is most of the times a very tough and demanding procedure. A number of construction disputes may emerge if some of its stages haven’t been planned or properly executed. The Description of a Construction Dispute.

The Future Of Construction – BIM


Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be a valuable tool in the hands of anyone who works in construction. That’s why, it’s critical for all construction agents to be aware of the different BIM maturity levels. BIM Level 3 is the ultimate goal for the construction industry.

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Construction PMO

Musings on Project Management

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 Management

Online Certification in Construction Management Program – Is It Worth It?


Is a certification necessary to get into construction management ? However, if the recent trends are anything to go by, a construction management degree or certification have almost become a requirement. Online Certification in Construction – An Overview.

Construction Risk Management: What to do when your project goes wrong


Getting started with a construction project is always challenging. In other words, you can’t really define risk on the exact same way in every construction project. Check out this #awesome construction risk management guide Click To Tweet. Types of risk in construction.

Constructive critique and coaching

Musings on Project Management

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.

Customer service skills that are useful for project management


Find Also Here: Biggest Construction Companies In The States. This can often be the case in the construction industry. Construction Management Guest Posts Project Management construction construction management guest post project management

Construction manager is the industry’s uncrowned king!


I can feed pigs with fancy titles, but I am having trouble finding a proper construction manager,” says Niels. Give me that person, who is proud of being a construction manager and who have had enough hands-on experience to know the workmanship, employees and profession.”.

Why Your Business NEEDS Integrated Construction Software


It’s no secret that, paperwork and proper coordination among all the different agents is still a big pain in construction. In short, here are the main consequences of the endless paperwork in construction: -Awfully high costs an for handling and storing the documents.

Learning a Second Language in Construction is Always a Good Idea


Imagine that you own a prestigious international construction company. Now, imagine that you have to travel around the world to numerous construction sites and communicate with the local construction managers and workers in order to design and develop a solid project.

How To Create A Construction Daily Report Using GenieBelt


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. A Daily Report ?

What is Your Strategy to Improve Construction Project Performance?


Yours is too improve your Construction Project Performance! On a commercial construction project most of the skilled tradesmen are on price work. What happens is that your construction project will probably be ready for hand-over before the contracted date.

Moving to the UK: PMI or APM?

Arras People

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.

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Musings on Project Management

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.

How Mobile Project Management Can Improve Jobsite Efficiency


Construction sites are infinitely complicated places that require multiple projects working at once to deliver the project on time and under budget. Find also here: Robots On Jobsites: The Future Of Robotics In Construction.

Don’t forget n*(n-1)/2 when scaling agile!

Kiron Bondale

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.

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Recruiting Project Managers Continuously

Arras People

Provide meaningful feedback – be constructive – people remember which companies make the effort. Encourage constructive feedback back.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

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.

The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Mechanical & Electrical Construction Projects. Construction management CDM / OHAS Mangement. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”


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?

Delivering criticism

Musings on Project Management

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.

Podcast 78 – How to find a mentor

Fix my Project Chaos

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.

What’s Another Name for a Project Director?

Arras People

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!

It is not the Process, Stupid


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.

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Inspiring Women in PM: Christine Unterhitzenberger

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Construction could be seen as an unusual choice of career.

". means are authorized"

Musings on Project Management

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 ".

GenieBelt New Features: Our Platform Develops and so Do We


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.

Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

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?

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

From software systems to heavy construction, to metal bending companies, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, drugs, consumer products, industrial products, and intellectual property. In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem.

Quality Project Management


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.

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Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs

Arras People

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.

The five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

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.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


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.

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.

Project Management Degrees – Challenges and Opportunities

Arras People

Project management degrees (apart from construction project management) are business generic. Just before Christmas I was invited along to a PMI event in Manchester. It was called “ Shaping Project Management Education ” and it was hosted by the PMI UK Chapter. It was an event that brought together those currently working in the academic world of project management – specifically universities that offer project management degrees.

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Critical Path Method (CPM)


CPM was first tested in 1958 in a project to construct a new chemical plant, and has ever since, been one of the most frequently used techniques of project management. Example: using CPM on a construction project.

Advice – Downturn in the Oil & Gas Industry

Arras People

” Roles like cost engineer – project controls, schedulers, planners – are almost always found in industries that I like to call “heavy project management” or highly regulated industries like construction, engineering, manufacturing and of course oil and gas.

The Best Free Project Management Resources


MIT ’s 1.040 Project Management Course covers project management and implementation specifically related to infrastructure construction. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

To See or Not to See?


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.

Your Guide to Project Management Best Practices


With these project management principles in hand, you’ll be able to deliver successful projects in any industry — from marketing to IT to construction and beyond. . Planning and overseeing a project so that it’s completed on time, within budget, and meets expectations is not an easy feat.