From Laying the Foundation to Completion: The Basics and Challenges of Project Management in Construction

Inloox

Construction project management is considered one of the original forms of today's project management. With the construction of their pyramids, which were over a hundred meters high, they literally laid the foundation for the possibilities of construction as we know it today.

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

LiquidPlanner

We’ve moved on from the idea that a few impact and influence grids can actively manage other people’s behavior. The model of working with stakeholders today is more around how we engage people to support the project’s goals and use influencing, negotiating, teamwork and conflict management to effectively get work done through others. What are the project management skills that you really need to focus on today?

2018 499

How does psychological safety relate to holding space?

Kiron Bondale

I must have been living under a rock for the past three decades as I’d never heard of this term even though it is a core component of the Open Space approach which has had significant influence in the broader agile community.

2020 188

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. During this time I discovered that I would like to manage not only the construction site but the overall project as this allows for more influence on the overall result. Construction could be seen as an unusual choice of career.

2016 237

Top 11 Cities for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Construction of a Huawei research and development center Aircraft R&D facilities The continued development and expansion of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory LEGOLAND® Park & Resort in Jinshan District at the cost of US$550m, due to open in 2024.

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Project Management Job Description

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership, motivational, negotiating and influencing skills in a matrix environment. Project manager job description for construction. The job description for a project manager in construction covers a lot of things that you’ll see in any role profile. However, construction project management job roles will also have a large element of construction-centric responsibilities. To be appropriately skilled and educated in construction methodologies and procedures.

2020 252

Overcoming bias in project management

Girl's Guide to PM

Since good decision-making is critical for good leadership and guidance, project managers need to know how heuristics (mental disposition) and biases (personal inclinations) influence a project manager’s decisions. About the author: Roland Hoffmann, who founded Hoffmann Conseho in 2007, has spent 20 years leading projects in technology, construction, marketing, operations and finance. This is a guest post by Roland Hoffmann. Are you biased as a project manager?

2020 263

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

Girl's Guide to PM

Change control or change management is the process of managing unplanned but desired influences on the project. Example of scope creep in construction. Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality.

2020 335

Scrum Master Servant Leader: 12 Ways To Move Your Team to Greatness

Project Bliss

In reality, it requires maturity, influence, and creativity to support the Scrum framework effectively. In my experience, junior servant leader Scrum Masters struggle to influence and coach senior management. But there are ways to increase your influence.

2020 156

Project Controls: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

For the technical definition, there’s the Project Management Institute’s project management bible, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), which states: “Project controls are the data gathering, management and analytical processes used to predict, understand and constructively influence the time and cost outcomes of a project or program; through the communication of information in formats that assist effective management and decision making.”.

10 Best Project Management Quotes

ProjectManager.com

There are outside influences that will impact it, not to mention the project is executed by people, and people are notoriously difficult to place in box. The key to successful leadership today is influence not authority.” – Kenneth Blanchard. This creates buy-in for the project, and it also influences the team to work harder towards their common goal. It’s that influence that is mightier than authority, because influence address the entire person.

2018 267

How to Deal with Challenging Situations Involving Stakeholders

Girl's Guide to PM

We found that the project environment plays a crucial role in creating challenging situations involving stakeholders for project managers and that project managers can often take active measures to influence and improve this. A ‘difficult stakeholder’ is a complex construct rooted either in the project environment or stakeholder characteristics. This is a guest article by Christine Unterhitzenberger.

2020 286

How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

ProjectManager.com

Idealized Influence. The feedback should have a structure to make sure it proceeds constructively and respectively. Transformational leadership is a creative style of leadership that focuses on a continued push towards growth and a rejection of complacency. Basically, what that means is that everyone has the potential for improvement. And that’s what a transformational leader exploits; they lift themselves and their teams to higher levels of achievement.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

LiquidPlanner

When large-scale engineering and construction projects—think off-shore oil platforms, chemical plants, dams—go wrong, they go horribly wrong. Project Management for Engineering and Construction by Garold D. This book presents the principles and techniques for managing engineering and construction projects from the initial concerting phase, through design and construction, to completion.

Product Owner. Not the Agile name for project manager or other outdated functions.

Gunther Verheyen

Organizations often introduce Scrum by constructing teams within existing departments and silo structures. The Product Owner in Scrum is accountable for the value delivered.

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What to Do When a Bad Moon is Arising on Your Project

Project Risk Coach

Pay attention to not only internal situations but external factors such as political influences and vendor risks. Perhaps you and your team identified the following threat: “Someone may steal building materials during construction.” ” The construction manager reports to you that electrical wiring has been stolen. Ever have this sinking feeling that a bad moon is arising on your project?

2016 195

Project Termination Guide for Successful Failure & Minimum Blowbacks

nTask

Investors may not be relevant in every project, but investors like venture capitalists have a considerable influence and often have a deciding vote in the decision of whether a project should be terminated. Projects can be viewed as social constructs, built and managed by people for people.

2021 98

How to Know When to Kill a Project & Cut Losses

ProjectManager.com

They might influence the quality of the project. If some of these things are happening, there are times, think about it, if it’s a construction project and you’ve had a natural disaster, it could be in an area where there’s no possible way for it to be completed. If your project is failing, how do you know whether to end it or push on? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, helps you make the right decision. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

2019 273

3 Things That Stop You Making the Right Decision

Girl's Guide to PM

Recognising these biases not only makes you a better decision maker but also a better influencer. Stress, chaos, and disorder will be lowered because you recognise the influences occurring and can adapt faster. About the author: Over the past ten years, Chris Cook has spent his career in the construction industry. This is a guest article by Chris Cook from The EntrePMeur. Project managers want to make the best decisions for themselves, the project, and the project team.

2019 233

Effective Team Communication Tips for Agile Professionals in 2020

nTask

Influencer. A person adopting the Influence style places emphasis on persuading or influencing others. It is important, however, to make sure that feedback is clear and detailed for all parties involved, so it can be taken on constructively.

2020 104

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. It goes back to the 1960s, when project management became a discipline in aerospace, construction and defense industries. He was the project manager for the construction of PMI’s World Headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking.

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How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

Project Bliss

Leadership skills such as consensus building, motivating teams , influencing team members and stakeholders will all serve you well as a project manager. . Have you wondered if project management was a good career path for you, and if so, just how to become a project manager ?

2020 156

The Dangers of Self-Serving Bias at the Workplace

ProjectManager.com

A person who has a self-serving bias is not going to respond well to criticism, even constructive criticism. So you don’t have to be a chronic sufferer of self-serving bias to be influenced by its distortion; it could manifest only occasionally in key instances to normally level-headed parties. A leader who is more interested in taking credit for success and avoiding responsibility for failure is a corrupting influence on the team.

2019 262

What is VUCA?

Arras People

influence everyone into action. The complexity/ simplicity factors influence construction of the ‘right’ cross organisation communications approaches. Exerting influence is by behaviours and is on the behaviours of others across, down and up and only sometimes via formal charter. No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place. We are constantly being challenged with change.

2017 156

How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

ProjectManager.com

Where do they get their information, and who are the people or places that are influencing their purchases? Not only will it give customers a chance to see what you have to offer, it’s a great way to receive constructive feedback from those who are your target audience, so you can tweak the product to better serve them. The project that creates your product is just the starter pistol in the long run to market.

2018 305

Industry, Product, and Technical Knowledge: What Makes a Project Manager an Expert?

Epicflow Blog

By industry, we mean a certain area of business, for example, construction, pharmacy, healthcare, and so on. If you’d like to participate in discussions and be able to influence decisions regarding product creation, nobody can inhibit you from gaining technical expertise.

2020 74

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sarah Coleman

Girl's Guide to PM

Especially with redundancies and the new realities of working (for example, influencing without authority, collaboration, matrix and virtual working) the organisation expects the same for less, or even more for less. And it is not just in the construction and heavy engineering industries. Inspiring Women in Project Management: Lorraine Chapman Construction project management has always been traditionally male-dominated.

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Can Persuasive Sales Representative Become the Future Leads in Project Management

Taskque

Carmichael Jordan, a Caucasian male, living in the suburbs of Arlington, TX has consistently been performing his day to day activities by serving his role as a lead inside sales representative at Jacobs, a construction, repair & maintenance company. They are not easily influenced by any external factors. Sales professionals and project managers are professionally worlds apart.

2018 172

Managing Uncertainty, Risk, Threat, and Opportunity

Herding Cats

I received a book over the Holidays - Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty: A Constructively Simple Approach to Decision Making , Chris Chapman and Stephen Ward. Consequence, nature of influencing factors, size of influencing factors, effects and interactions between influencing factors (variability and timing), nature and significance of assumptions made.

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The Nature of Complexity

Herding Cats

Many factors contribute to project complexity, from " Is building construction, as a social project organization and production system, complicated or complex? Large number of stakeholders with influence on the project. Chao Xiao and José L. Fernández-Solís, . Uncertainty about the product of the project. Uncertainty about the scope of the project. Novelty of technology. Highly multidisciplinary. High difficulty to achieve performance goals.

Is Project Planning The Same It Was 20 Years Ago?

Ganttic

The factors influencing the success rate of projects were actually the same across industries. A construction project manager had to have the same factors in mind as an environmental activist. However, if you work in construction or MIS, it was the third most important factor to keep your mind on. From the research of Belassi and Tukel, top management support rated the most important factor for a project to succeed in construction and MIS.

2016 60

3 Things That Stop You Making the Right Decision

Girl's Guide to PM

Recognising these biases not only makes you a better decision maker but also a better influencer. Stress, chaos, and disorder will be lowered because you recognise the influences occurring and can adapt faster. About the author: Over the past ten years, Chris Cook has spent his career in the construction industry. This is a guest article by Chris Cook from The EntrePMeur. Project managers want to make the best decisions for themselves, the project, and the project team.

2017 243

Review: Portfolio Management – A practical guide

Henny Portman

Provides the means to be consistent and fair across the portfolio, irrespective of the program or project sponsor’s influence. See the QRC for the flow of processes: create strategic plan, construct & prioritize portfolio, review portfolio, assess performance of portfolio, reporting on the portfolio and develop, monitor & control the portfolio.

Effective Team Communication Tips for Agile Professionals in 2020

nTask

Influencer. A person adopting the Influence style places emphasis on persuading or influencing others. It is important, however, to make sure that feedback is clear and detailed for all parties involved, so it can be taken on constructively.

2020 78

Four Essential Habits of Every Great Project Manager

LiquidPlanner

This implies taking care of several factors influencing each team member’s work experience. If something went wrong and some bad moves have been made, constructive criticism is highly recommended and welcome. Being the one in charge is never easy—and not everyone gets to be in that position. It takes more than courage and confidence to be good at taking care of people, projects, and events.

2019 106

Fight Club for Project Managers: 12 Powerful Conflict Resolution Techniques for the Workplace

Planio

As the authors of Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader write: “The better able team members are to engage, speak, listen, hear, interpret, and respond constructively, the more likely their teams are to leverage conflict rather than be leveled by it.”. A happy team is a productive team.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

Notable projects of this time period include the construction of the Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1936, which included the employment of an estimated 5,000 workers, and the Manhattan Project, which was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II and involved 125,000 workers, cost nearly $2 billion. Focus during this time was on the internet and the influence it had on how businesses carried out their work.

The Agile Transformation Challenge All Organizations Face

The IIL Blog

Be aware of your influence on others. Displaying calm in the face of adversity, confidence in making decisions, and having the courage to take accountability and accept constructive criticism can go a long way in how people interact with you, and each other. By Erik Krisko, Enterprise Transformation Coach and Consultant.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

Notable projects of this time period include the construction of the Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1936, which included the employment of an estimated 5,000 workers, and the Manhattan Project, which was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II and involved 125,000 workers, cost nearly $2 billion. Focus during this time was on the internet and the influence it had on how businesses carried out their work.

Real PM 101: Project Scheduling and Controls

Brad Egeland

Let's consider the definition of what project controls really are: "Project Controls are the data gathering, data management and analytical processes used to predict, understand and constructively influence the time and cost outcomes of a project or program; through the communication of information in formats that assist effective management and decision making."