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.

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?

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?

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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Recruiting Project Managers Continuously

Arras People

Companies that think through their entire recruitment process from beginning to end from a customers – recruits – point of view will also be on the road to success. Provide meaningful feedback – be constructive – people remember which companies make the effort.

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How to Nail Your Performance Review

Due to the unpopularity, and sometimes inefficacy, of the performance review, many companies have abandoned that nervy review process in favor of always-on, real-time dashboards that show managers how team members are doing every minute of every day. Don’t be negative, but constructive.

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What is the scope of a project to plan a successful project


Project Scope Management: What is the Scope of a Project When you’re kicking off a new initiative like building a construction site or any such project, the constructor has to define the boundaries of construction as such.

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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

That way when it comes to reference checking later in the process, the real job title is still there, it’s just that you’ve added something alongside it which is more meaningful to the wider marketplace and the role against which you are looking to identify.

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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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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.

21 Ways To Improve Your Project Today

Arras People

Be responsive to requested changes when the project is in progress but ensure there is a formal change control process in place.

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The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

Following the Project Process. Let’s not get into which project process. Once you’ve done that, you’ll follow that process – adapting it, of course, as necessary. They record their thought processes, their choices, their reasons, and their actions.

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How to Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

This gives them an advantage, because if you give into frustration or other heated emotions, you’ll be more likely to concede something that you don’t want to or, worse, disrupt the whole negotiating process. It’s just self-destructive, and negotiations are supposed to be constructive.

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How to Structure a Team

Process based: determined by the focus of the project, such as if it’s customer attraction or customer conversion. And then there’s a process based as well. Highly specialized may be a certain type of construction project, may be a certain technology project.

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Re-imagine your Scrum to firm up your agility

Gunther Verheyen

Individuals are grouped into ‘teams’ The teams are ‘coached’ into complying with standard sets of practices and processes, unified Sprint lengths and electronic process tools. They struggle as they think teams can be constructed.


The Future of Project Management – Post Brexit, Apprenticeships and AI

Arras People

An AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) is “the way” forward, and no shortcut will work in its place.

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