As the busiest inland commercial shipping route in the United States, the Ohio River is a valuable link in the country’s economy. More than 80 million tons of grain, coal and other commodities pass through each year—together worth more than US$22 billion. So when antiquated locks and dams at one juncture began causing serious transit delays decades ago, the U.S. government knew it had to fix the bottleneck as quickly as possible.
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Getting the data architecture right at the start saves time and money and improves delivery in the long run.
Blockchain projects are going mainstream. But they must deliver real-world benefits.
Kiruna Sweden won’t be rebuilt in a day. But the first major milestone for relocating the Arctic mining town made one thing clear: The 18,000 residents are fully invested in driving the vision for a new Kiruna—no matter how long it takes.
As city populations swell—and the pressure on those infrastructure systems follows suit—more project sponsors are launching ambitious initiatives to build new cities from scratch.
It's a world of haves and have nots. One city built a library to erase barriers.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, USA has been an iconic guidepost. As the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, it towers above the Mississippi River, connecting east and west in the heart of the country. Yet there’s always been a disconnect between the landmark and the city it heralds.
In Katie Sierzego’s job, tech prowess would be nothing without proper stakeholder management. As the head of IT services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Europe District, she must manage the input and feedback of everyone from U.S. military leaders to local contractors in more than 40 countries.
Companies are racing to push AI-powered voice-assistant projects to market. But education and flexibility are needed for teams to make sound decisions.
The wave of big data and other data-science-related knowledge is turning into a flood. The economy is rapidly transforming into a knowledge-based one. In fact, the four largest companies based on market capitalization—Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon—are all data-driven organizations. How will this data science storm affect project, program and portfolio management?
To preserve one of the world’s largest natural sequoia groves, a team balanced the needs of tourists and trees.
McDonald’s reinvented its customers’ digital experience—and its project governance—in less than a year.
McDonald's reinvented its customers’ digital experience—and its project governance—in less than a year.
경영진은 전략적 우선 순위를 나팔을 때 혼합 된 메시지를 보낸 다음 그 목표에 부합하지 않는 프로젝트 뒤에 자신의 체중을 던집니다.
An executive shuffle can put a project at a disadvantage. Strong project managers know how to cope.
Generation Z—born between roughly 1994 and 2010—is about to steal the spotlight. But by 2020, they'll make up 20 percent of the global workforce. Hiring managers and project management offices can prep to snag top next-gen talent by knowing what—beyond a native attachment to tech—makes Gen Z tick.
After a long haul, project managers and team members might feel the urge to wrap things up so they can move on to the next big thing. But giving short shrift to the debriefing process could shortchange an organization's performance. Without the help of lessons learned, future teams might repeat past mistakes that jeopardize project success.
This is the era of disruption. Long-stable business models are crumbling. Yet the construction sector has stood conspicuously apart from this trend. In a report released last year, KPMG noted that only 8 percent of construction and engineering firms are “cutting-edge visionaries,” with 69 percent considered “followers” or “behind the curve.”