Constructive Conflict

The Clever PM

There are a great many company cultures in the world that go out of their way to avoid conflict of any kind. And, while the intent is good — nobody wants to work in a combative workplace — the common practice of lumping all conflict together into a single bucket and trying to toss it […]. Product Management Communication Culture Do's Facilitation Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology

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 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.

Construction Disputes: What You Need To Know

Geniebelt

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

Geniebelt

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.

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.

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.

Why Your Business NEEDS Integrated Construction Software

Geniebelt

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.

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

Construction manager is the industry’s uncrowned king!

Geniebelt

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.”.

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.

How To Create A Construction Daily Report Using GenieBelt

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 ?

Learning a Second Language in Construction is Always a Good Idea

Geniebelt

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.

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.

How Construction Management Software Saves Time and Money

Geniebelt

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. A construction management software you can organize all the information around your project crystal clear.

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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What is Your Strategy to Improve Construction Project Performance?

Geniebelt

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.

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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Customer service skills that are useful for project management

Geniebelt

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

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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GenieBelt New Features: Our Platform Develops and so Do We

Geniebelt

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.

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When Push Comes to Shove – Picking Your Battles

The Clever PM

In many organizations, conflict is part and parcel of the culture — some conflict can be constructive, some destructive, but most of it can just be downright annoying. And, because we often sit right in the middle of all of the random agendas, battles of ego, and emotional storms that can rage throughout the company, […]. Product Management Authority Communication Culture Do's Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology Strategy

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Go Mobile, Go Cloud. But Keep the Data!

Geniebelt

The talk about the importance of data in the construction industry is lately getting louder. The digitization of the construction process should be seen as a necessity rather than a luxury. Project Management construction software contech data management geniebelt

25 Ways Labor Market Loses Money on Productivity – Infographics

Geniebelt

25 ways the labor market loses money on productivity in the construction industry. The construction industry, more than other industries, suffers more problems and money loss related to productivity and high levels of waste or non-value added activities. The numbers range from 12% of productive time wasted in manufacturing to a much larger 47% in construction. Potential labor productivity in the construction industry in the UK is lowered by: – 3-6% because of accidents.

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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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!

". 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 ".

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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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

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)?

A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project

Redbooth

Critical Path is more useful for projects where task length is easy to predict, such as a construction project or a large conference. Most project managers are familiar with Agile and the Scrum Board. Agile works for fast-moving startup teams that need to deliver new products constantly.

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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Seven Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Brad Egeland

Not only does an efficient leader need to be good at speaking, they also have to be good at listening to feedback, ideas, opinions and constructive criticism, responding accordingly to meet the desired outcome. ​ Good leaders, effective leaders, understand and realize they need to be great communicators. In addition, they understand that the art of two-way communication is imperative in order to be effective.

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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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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The 7 best project management mobile apps

Moira Alexander

WorkflowMax is a feature-rich, scalable project management and job management solution used in multiple industries, including marketing, architecture, construction, engineering, consulting and tech. Project managers’ impressive capabilities can be significantly bolstered with top-notch project management tools. Within today’s realm of project management responsibilities and demands, mobility is no longer a “nice-to-have” option — it’s a necessity.

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How to Nail Your Performance Review

ProjectManager.com

This is because most people look at criticism as anything but constructive. Don’t be negative, but constructive. Nearly everybody dreads a performance review, and for good reason.

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Giveaway: Project Management for Supplier Organisations

Girl's Guide to PM

During the late 1910s and early 1920s, the Ford Motor Corporation constructed. Do you work in a supplier organisation? Or as the recipient of a supplier’s services? This is the giveaway for you.

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Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

It isn't appropriate to discuss publicly who made mistakes because blame isn't constructive, especially in front of others. Try to keep in mind debrief meetings should be about being constructive in a project and business sense; any personal gripes should not be aired.

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