How to Manage a Construction Project

Girl's Guide to PM

Construction project management has similarities to managing projects in other industries: ultimately, you’re aiming to get something delivered on time, on budget and to the required scope with an acceptable degree of quality. Surviving A Commercial Construction Project from Pempek.

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

Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

ProjectManager.com

” But that’s not constructive criticism. That’s called constructive criticism. What Is Constructive Criticism? Constructive criticism is a process to help improve something through a valid and well-reasoned opinion. ” Constructive Criticism Examples.

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.

How to Effectively Run Construction Management Projects

Wrike

Construction is thriving. It’s stats like these that fuel further workforce growth, adding an average of 200,000 employees to the construction industry sector per year. In an industry like this one, it’s no wonder more and more people are interested in learning how to get started as a construction manager and the key steps necessary to effectively perform their duties. Everything You Need to Know About Construction Management Projects. Step 6: Begin construction.

Construction Project Management Strategies to Avoid Project Delays

Workep

Avoid Construction Delays with These Project Management Best Practices. Project management

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.

How Construction Project Management Gives a Big Helping Hand to Business

TimeCamp

Construction Project Management A successful project is possible due to various factors – skilled expertise, Project Management construction project management project management

Construction Gantt Chart Project Plan Example | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Manage your home construction plan with TeamGantt's construction project gantt chart examples. Plan scheduling and communication with these easy-to-use project plans

The Anatomy of a Construction Request for Information (RFI) & RFI Best Practices

TrustRadius Project Management

Construction projects are complex by nature. But it’s nearly impossible to create a perfect construction project plan at the onset of the job. Let’s dive deeper into how construction RFIs are used in the industry. What is a construction RFI?

The Anatomy of a Construction Request for Information (RFI) & RFI Best Practices

TrustRadius Project Management

Construction projects are complex by nature. But it’s nearly impossible to create a perfect construction project plan at the onset of the job. Let’s dive deeper into how construction RFIs are used in the industry. What is a construction RFI?

Project Management Tools for Construction

TimeCamp

There are not many branches of business as complex and multi-featured as construction management. Therefore, if you wish to stay competitive and grow your business, you need to make an effort, you have to invest in project management tools for construction, which will help you achieve success.

10 Best Time Management Apps for Construction Industry

TimeCamp

Time Management in Construction Industry It may seem that construction industry doesn’t have anything in. Time Management Tools

10 Key Skills Every Construction Project Manager Should Master

Teamweek

Within the construction world, project managers are more commonly referred to as general contractors. From managing the construction of both residential and commercial buildings to paving roads and raising bridges, they are required to have a vast amount of knowledge in the industry.

How to give constructive, specific and well-meaning feedback

Susanne Madsen

Giving accurate, constructive and regular feedback is essential if you want to build a well-functioning team. The trick is to say what needs to be said in a way that’s both constructive and well meaning – and to do it immediately.

Winning Tactics For Tracking Construction Projects

Project Management Hacks

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.

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. Construction Conferences. Construction Conferences 2018. 2018 FTBA Construction Conference. Construction Research Congress 2018.

If you can't draw it, (can you build it?)

Musings on Project Management

construction system engineeringMany creative people will tell you that new ideas begin -- often spontaneously -- with a mind's sketch that they then render in some kind of media. Fair enough -- no news there. We've talked about storyboards, etc before. But then the heavy lifting begins. How to fill in the details? Where to start? My advice: Draw it first. If you can't draw it, you can't build it! And so the.

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Design-build

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.

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5 Ways Epicflow Enables High-Performing Teams

Epicflow Blog

Epicflow helps you make sure everyone in your electric engineering, assembly, construction, support, welding, and production enterprise has an optimal workload which, in our experience, often helps increase team productivity and leads to maximum output. How To best PM software Case Studies construction project management critical chain project management effective project management Microsoft Project tips MS Project hacks multi-project management multi-project management software

Paved With Good Intentions

EarthPM

Uncategorized construction decision decision-making green highway long-term management mpg paving projectThis is a post that asks for your participation – and challenges your Project Management decision making quality. Check it out here.

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13 Online Gantt Chart Templates for Projects | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Save time on project planning with easy-to-use online gantt chart templates for marketing, event planning, construction, software development, & other projects

Communications v content

Musings on Project Management

Henry David Thoreau raised an eyebrow: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate" The New York Times Nothing important to communicate? "The New York Herald pointed out [that] the telegraph appeared to make it possible for the whole nation to have the same idea at the same moment.

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Review for Engineering Projects: PrimaveraReader – Viewer for XER schedules

Virtual Project Consulting

For construction and engineering project managers who use Oracle® Primavera P6, look at this review of a simple to use viewer for XER schedules. Project Management Reviews project management schedule reader Seavus

The Advantages of Conflict in Projects

Green Project Management

“The absence of conflict is not harmony, it’s apathy” (Eisenhardt) “God does not play dice” (Einstein)… would God be so cruel to structure so much conflict if it could not be constructive (Tjosvold)?

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". 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 ".

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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.

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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.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

Before demanding something from other departments, each department first focuses inwards and comes up with constructive suggestions. By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”.

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Stoy-splitting mistakes

Musings on Project Management

To that end, consider his approach to not being too slavish to the construct of stories the first time they are written, to wit: it's sometimes necessary to split a story. Mike Cohn is a guy I respect for his practical experience which he uses to leaven (*) the theory of agile methods. But: mistakes can be made. To avoid the most commonly made mistakes, Cohn's advice: ". story splitting agile

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Joanna Durand on Why Passionate Leadership Matters

International Institute of Learning

There is an opportunity to give constructive feedback if a feedback loop exists. Joanna Durand is Global Head of the Enterprise Project Delivery Excellence Office at TD Bank.

Get to Know InLoox: Pierre - Software Developer at InLoox Headquarters in Munich

Inloox

All construction sites of MVV. It is incredibly annoying to change the usual routes every few weeks because a new construction site is being opened. Learn more about our C# /.NET

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Everyone estimates!

Musings on Project Management

When I make the 20 mile trip each Tuesday to a client site, I estimate adjustments to a baseline based on weather and road construction and if I know about an accident. We all make estimates; and we all make estimates all the time. Really, no one sets out to do anything meaningful without some estimate in mind re time, or cost, or risk; usually we can also notionally estimate the scope. So, agile estimate

Stephen Denning on Business Agility

International Institute of Learning

Construction comes to mind as another field to apply agile. I know of one construction firm that is on an Agile journey. Stephen Denning is a former director of the World Bank, renowned speaker and author (his most recent book, The Age of Agile , has 4.5 stars on Amazon).

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Moving from PA to Project Administrator

Arras People

Add new Project to Sage Construct and produce regular Project Report. Add budget to project in Sage Construct. Assist the Commercial Manager with job cost control, quotes and produce budgets to ensure client expectations are met, using Sage Construct.

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10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

ProjectManager.com

A neutral space will first bring things down to a level in which a constructive conversation can occur. Constructive Criticism. That’s where constructive criticism comes in. Conflict is a part of any work environment. It can’t be helped.

Testing. how much testing?

Musings on Project Management

Consider this quote from Tony Hoare: One can construct convincing proofs quite readily of the ultimate futility of exhaustive testing of a program and even of testing by sampling. So how can one proceed? The role of testing, in theory, is to establish the base propositions of an inductive proof. You should convince yourself, or other people, as firmly as possible, that if the program works a. induction Testing

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GanttPRO Guest Post Guidelines

GanttPRO Project Management

GanttPRO blog was created to inform and inspire project managers from different spheres: IT, design, construction, event, web […]. Thank you for your interest in contributing quality content to GanttPRO blog! Learn how

Lessons on architecture

Musings on Project Management

Of course, I love system architecture, which is both different from building and construction per se, and identical -- because a building is a system, just as any other such integrated structure is a system. I love architecture, though I'm not an architect, and never studied architecture.

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3 Ways to Kick-Start Your Project Management Career

Brad Egeland

From healthcare to construction, project managers are needed in all industries and organizations for a simple reason: project managers are responsible for getting things done!