Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

” 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.

How to Effectively Run Construction Management Projects


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.

Phase-Gate Process in Project Management: A Quick Guide

When you have a long-term project that needs to be evaluated regularly, and you’re dealing with numerous stakeholders, the phase-gate process could be an ideal fit for your organization. What is the Phase-Gate Process? Stages of the Phase-Gate Process.

How to Create a Flawless Construction Schedule for Clients


Unless you’re building a Lego spaceship with your kids, construction is never a spontaneous or fast process. Why Construction Schedules Are Important. A flawless construction schedule is a blueprint for success. How to Build a Construction Schedule.

What is a Construction Project Manager Responsible for?


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.

10 Construction Conferences In 2019


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.

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?

From Blueprint to Reality: How One Project Manager Chose His Construction Management Software of Choice

TrustRadius Project Management

a General Contractor and Construction Manager located in Holliston Massachusetts, located about 25 miles west of Boston. Presently our primary Construction Management Software we use is Procore , using it on all our projects for the last four years.

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process


Project Management Process Skill (Tools and Techniques). Project Management Process in divided into 5 Process Groups. These groups are further bifurcated in 10 Knowledge Areas and 47 Project Management Processes. These Process Groups are: Initiating.

A Practical Guide to the Strategic Management Process


By asking questions like these, you are only beginning to scrape the surface of your strategic management process. While seemingly self-explanatory, these are among the most important aspects of your strategic planning process. Ensure You Have a Strategic Management Process in Place.

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018


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.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

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. Epicflow resource planning software enables your company to improve your current workflow and develop new planning processes.

All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

And having team members get defensive when constructive feedback is provided about a feature which doesn’t quite hit the mark is just going to further the gap between the delivery team and the customer. Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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Project Management Employers Need to Fish From Different Talent Pools

Arras People

Sometimes this can be justified, for example in construction or engineering environment where a specific type of project experience might be crucial, which may also be linked to a professional status. PM Careers Advice Project Management Recruitment PM Hiring Issues recruitment process

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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.

Have courage!

Kiron Bondale

If we don’t have the courage to provide coaching or constructive feedback sensitively but directly to that team member and give them an opportunity to respond, we aren’t demonstrating respect for that team member or our team.

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Product Update: New Templates & Imports in

Construction Schedule: In construction, projects are often repeatable, so a template is especially useful. This construction template gives you a project outline from contracts to project closing.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

They realize the final solution and product can only be arrived at through a process of experimentation and use of iterative methods. Before demanding something from other departments, each department first focuses inwards and comes up with constructive suggestions.

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Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

And co-creation is a process where brands and consumers work together to create better ideas, products and services. Co-creation allows the consumer to co-construct the service experience to suit their context.

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


So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again.

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Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

But that work isn’t a one-time activity, of course: it’s a process that flows from one task to the next. Managing that work process is called logistics management. Logistics management is a detailed process of organizing and implementing an operation.

PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

Project management is a process of finding the best method to manage and control work through its every stage. It’s a process-based method for managing a project. The control is achieved by a series of processes. The PRINCE2 Process. It’s both project and process focused.

Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

Remember, the market is a man-made construct, and man is an infamously irrational creature. People, not processes are what makes change happen. Businesses love nothing more than stability.

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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. Process sub contract payments, internal labor orders and payment allocations, using the Sage accounting system on a monthly basis.

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Stephen Denning on Business Agility

International Institute of Learning

To implement the Agile mindset seems to require change in processes etc. Construction comes to mind as another field to apply agile. I know of one construction firm that is on an Agile journey.

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10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

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. But once you have gone through that process, then it’s time to act, and you should do so decisively.

Progress is the secret sauce of motivation…

Kiron Bondale

An engineering and construction team might be building a theatre so stakeholder value is only realized once the theatre has been fully built and turned over to its owners. I’ve written about many drivers of individual motivation.

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What Is a Project Sponsor? Defining This PM Role

For example, a government project is going to have a state official as project sponsor who will work with the construction company’s project manager. Helps to ensure control and review processes.

How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

That’s because the process supports and incorporates the team members, giving them a sense of power in directing the work. They can achieve this by involving teams in the planning process and by communicating clearly what the project expectations are.

The Trouble with Methodologies and Why Frameworks are Better

Girl's Guide to PM

At work, the methodology you use to manage a project is the set of prescribed processes, documents, tools, techniques, templates, steps and so on that your company mandates is the way to run a project. detailed templates and processes.

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Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

Some swear by the debriefing process and others simply bypass it altogether. Let's take a look at the process, its purpose, the benefits and, yes, the drawbacks. The debriefing process is conducted once the project activities have come to a close and the project is complete.

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Project Management Q&A: Hiring the Right Person First Time

Arras People

For example, take this line in a job specification for a project manager; ‘Constructing project plans and schedule activities throughout the project lifecycle’. As the hiring manager, how do I “ensure” that more often than not I get the right person for the role first time of asking?

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How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

The product launch is one of the most crucial processes in any successful project. Know the Buying Process. The foundation of all your marketing and sales rests on a deep understanding of the buying process.

5 Project Management Techniques Every PM Should Know

This process continues until the team reaches a point where the task can be accomplished, who will get that assignment. This is a process of running multiple tasks on the critical path in parallel. The world of project management is vast.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert

Girl's Guide to PM

They also ensure the team understands the principles and ceremonies of Scrum – they’re really the expert that enables and facilitates the Scrum process. While I enjoyed development, I really like the process side of things and continuous improvement.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

People report honestly on what they did, what they plan on doing and how they might be getting blocked in the process, and this is all done in front of their peers. Because scrum is part of an agile process, it is all about change, which includes getting feedback and quickly acting on it.


Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. Scott W.


What is OKR, and Why Are Top Companies Using It?

As you can see it’s a simple process that sets clear, yet challenging, objectives. Failure is part of any process and should not be punished or used as a shaming mechanism. Within the OKR framework, it’s important to constructively deal with failure.

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The Art of Giving Feedback: 10 Tips for Busy Managers


In a job context, feedba c k is the process of delivering information about a person’s performance, with the goal of encouraging what they do well and improving areas where they fall short of expectations. Giving constructive feedback is, for many of us, something to be endured.