In Part 1, we looked at how two similar megaprojects--separated in time by 1,800 years--delivered transformational change through the magnitude of their engineering achievements. But to understand the challenges of managing megaprojects--what is it that makes them so alluring yet so fraught with difficulty?--we must first understand what shapes the urgency of their ambitions.
This webinar will reflect on and highlight key events in the 1911 race to the South Pole. Whilst doing this it will also reinforce key project management learning points. Delivered by Dr. Hanif, it will cover the following areas: • Planning and executing strategies • Selecting the right team members • Dealing with uncertainty • Effective leadership • Making progress despite facing adverse conditions • Self belief and determination
This webinar will reflect on and highlight key events in the 1911 race to the South Pole. Whilst doing this it will also reinforce key project management learning points. Delivered by Dr. Hanif, it will cover the following areas:• Planning and executing strategies• Selecting the right team members• Dealing with uncertainty• Effective leadership• Making progress despite facing adverse conditions• Self belief and determination
So while the foremost skill set in many concrete projects is structural engineering and risk assessment, the detailed calculations of stresses to identify or address critical areas of concern, require accurate knowledge of structure-specific material properties. In these scenarios, "book" values often have little value, and even well-kept construction records may have limited applicability if the age and the service conditions have caused material property degradation. As a project manager, it is critical to know when a detailed materials evaluation is necessary, and how to increase the confidence in the engineering basis of repair/replace decisions to maximize the value received with limited budgets. Real world examples will be presented to demonstrate the important role of material properties in concrete engineering assessments and repair projects
This session will demystify the complexity around process mapping and provide hands on tools and tips that you can begin using immediately.
An expert in Risk Management from the utility industry will present a three part webinar series on Risk Management tools and techniques. In this webinar series we will discuss various tools and techniques you can use to plan for risks, alert stakeholders of potential risks, analyze these risks, and develop, implement, and monitor plans to address the risks long before they become issues that can adversely affect project cost, performance, and schedule. This webinar series is geared toward those with advanced risk management skills. This is the second of a three part series on the topic. Register for all three for a complete series of Risk Management tools and techniques!
For years now, agile methods have become the standard for software projects, helping companies deliver more product, faster, with higher quality. But what about the rest of us? What if I work in public utilities? What if I work in manufacturing, or the automotive field, or marketing campaigns? This cutting-edge webinar will reveal several case studies of unconventional uses of agile methods, along with some overarching principles and patterns to help you apply them to your own work, whether it be book publishing or personal fitness.
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This document describes a template for an activity list based on a project WBS, which is typical on the development of new products for the electromechanical industry like industrial automation equipment. The purpose of this document is to offer an activity list based on the key disciplines that distinguish a development of a new product for the electromechanical industry.
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Construction project planning requires creating detailed construction activities work schedules. Being organized with all your construction documents can minimize missing key information. Learn how to develop a clear and complete schedule, and how it can make a complex project seem a bit easier to handle.
Project Manager Estimate at Completion (PMEAC) is the official version — it incorporates the project manager’s professional judgment. Readers will be able to use PMEAC to reduce errors in estimates at completion, save time in communicating completion estimate variances, and reduce the confusion around multiple ways to calculate EAC.
This article focuses on project management in Photovoltaics, a sector of the fast evolving renewables industry. The author suggests approaches to setting up an appropriate methodology, explaining the most important differences with other traditional businesses; and, gives tips to project managers who want to get involved in the PV sector, as well as to companies and HR specialists who want to identify the best profiles for a “green” project manager role.
The global economy remains in flux, and with it, the project job landscape. But project professionals in the right geographic areas, with the right skills, in the right sectors have a distinct edge. This article looks at five interesting sectors. In doing so, it provides a sector-by-sector breakdown of project management opportunities and identifies where the jobs are and the skills that are needed to get them. The sectors explored in the article include these: technology, healthcare, infrastructure, renewable energy and finance. Each sector discussion begins with an industry outlook and concludes with a sidebar detailing how to land the job. Accompanying the article is a special section highlighting statistics related to each sector.
Though it seems straightforward to simply invest dollars in the status quo, a good portfolio must consist of a balance of investments. To achieve this goal, we as project portfolio managers can look to a few simple guidelines inspired by the oil industry: oversubscription, prioritizing investment and providing ample lead time. Read on to understand more about the O.I.L. pipeline…
There are now more than 7 billion people in the world and that number is expected to jump to 9.4 billion in less than 40 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As the population grows, so too does the mass migration from the countryside to cities, particularly in developing nations. This article discusses how project teams are re-imagining urban development to alleviate the massive strain on cities' infrastructure, construction, energy and IT demands.
A federal organization saw its project portfolio budget increase tenfold practically overnight—and had to reassess its project management process.
Stakeholder disagreements and changing scope threaten to derail a megaproject with high sustainability goals.
Renewable energy emerges from the economic Dark Ages with the spotlight on project management.
Here comes the sun - again. There were a lot of first for this solar project - and that can be scary for even the most talented project team.
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