project management

Stakeholder Management: A Key to Project Success

Projects with involved stakeholders are far more likely to be successful.  But many projects suffer from low engagement from executives, users, and key stakeholders.

The PMI’s Pulse of the Professionsurvey found that projects with high executive support were 40% more likely to be successful than those with low engagement.  However only 60% of executives were actively engaged. 

Second Book-signing @ Chapters-Chinook

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I have just completed my second book-signing event at Chapters-Chinook, Calgary, AB.

Unique to the day's experience was a lively discussion with a group of young students. They were highly inquisitive and showed genuine interest on the subject of risk and risk-based management.

My First Book Signing @ Indigo-Signal Hills, Calgary

20-May-2017 My first book signing event went well today at Indigo Signal Hill. I met a lot of interesting, intelligent people and was able to introduce the book to them. Had some lively discussion with a few who said that the book was timely. Some promised to check online. My next book signing event is after two weeks, June 3, 2017, Saturday, at Chapters Chinook. I hope to see some of you there!It's another good day today!

Risk-based Management Framework

A project management framework is important in effectively managing projects. Planning and scheduling management framework is essential in managing plans and schedule. An engineering management framework governs engineering works as does a safety management framework provide standards and guidance to all safety works.

Diversity Risk in the Canadian Workplace

A good understanding of diversity risk must be part of planning. The world is laden with so many cultures. Mixtures of these various norms creates a new norm that must be considered seriously.

If we look in the past, multiculturalism has a long and wide history in Canada. It was then adopted by the government during the 1970s and 1980s (Kobayashi, 1993) and (Duncan & Duncan, 1993).

The Butterfly Effect and How It Will Impact Your Project

Previously, we have discussed how schedule pressure and various schedule compression techniques may manifest themselves unpredictably and with adverse effect on the project. When pondering this correlation it might be comforting to recall the age old adage of, “haste makes waste”; my grandfather would always postulate. He would know. As a mechanical engineer working on high risk projects including the NASA Space Shuttle, to him it was important that it be done right the first time and every time. This precluded cutting corners to save time, especially with lives at stake.

Why your Project Team must be Commercially Aware

Many years ago I worked on an EPCM project for a major Tier 1 client.  Like most companies we were always told that we had to keep the client happy.  Client satisfaction was key!  One particular young engineer took this to heart.  If the Client’s team wanted some minor design change he was happy to oblige, after all they were the Client.  The trouble was, once the package was release

Project Controls vs Project Accounting - What's the Difference?

In my career, I've worked across multiple industries and companies and one thing that stands out is the confusion surrounding the function of Project Controls and what it is meant to achieve.  There are Project Accountants, administrators or finance personnel who “do a bit of Project Controls” however, they are actually just producing monthly project financial reports, invoices and cash flows which are only some of the functions that Project Controls is meant to accomplish.

Anyplan

Anyplan is a new approach to integrated Planning and Scheduling. Anyplan is the first professional planning system designed to work across the domains of project management, maintenance, supply chain and manufacturing.

Phoenix Project Manager

Phoenix Project Manager is an easy to use construction project management system.  Phoenix helps project managers, schedulers and the rest of the project team streamline managing projects.  Phoenix seamlessly integrates with traditional scheduling tools like Primvare P6 and Microsoft Project to extend schedule management to the entire project team.  

 

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