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.

What is a Construction Project Manager Responsible for?

Taskque

A construction project manager can be construed as the conductor of an orchestra. When we talk about the construction business, more important than a great team mentality is a great manager who leads everyone in the right direction. Here are the roles of a construction project manager.

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?

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

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 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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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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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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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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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

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.

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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How to Disagree with Your Boss

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how to effectively (and constructively) disagree with your boss. Related: Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers. Your boss isn’t always right, and sometimes you need to show them the error of their ways, however difficult that may be.

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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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How to Handle Criticism at Work

ProjectManager.com

Criticism can be helpful, but even when it’s constructive, it can be hard to take—especially at work. Everyone can be served by learning how to deliver constructive criticism.

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Project Management Q&A – What’s the Difference between a Project Controller and Project Coordinator?

Arras People

The Project Controller role you tend to see more in industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing. I’ve encountered job postings for Project Controllers and Project Coordinators. What’s the difference? There are a couple of differences. They maintain the project plan and schedules, maintain the project budget and generally anything else the project manager needs. The Project Coordinator role – as a title – is seen more in IT and other business projects.

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!

Program Management Office Situational Awareness

Herding Cats

It's for the Program Execution Officer for nearly a Billion $ of construction and operations. I'm starting a new engagement next week at the same place I'm working now. My colleague, Pat Barker, just released a collection of PMO guides that we'll pout use here and on other programs.

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

LiquidPlanner

However, some construction, industrial, and government projects especially in, for example, the defense industry, wouldn’t be able to function without the governance and oversight that EVA provides. What are the project management skills that you really need to focus on today?

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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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Improving organizational culture through retrospective recognition

Kiron Bondale

Just as with providing constructive feedback, we shouldn’t wait for an upcoming retrospective to recognize one another, but this ceremony provides a good opportunity to provide belated thanks to those whose efforts made a difference over the past sprint.

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