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How Digitalization Affects Project Management – Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Construction Industry

by Timo Braun, eskil ekstedt
September 24, 2019 | 59:56 | Views: 5,415 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

Digital transformation is a phenomenon occurring across sectors and nations, affecting not only technical processes, but also organizational forms and managerial practices. Among them are: (1) project-based organizations (PBOs), common in traditional sectors like the construction industry, and (2) project networks (PNWs), the most favorable form of project organizing in modern service and creative industries. Project management, which is often used as an agent for change, plays a significant role in initiating and implementing digital transformation. To analyze the digital transformation of traditional PBOs and modern PNWs, comparative case studies in the context of commercial construction have been conducted in Sweden and in Germany.

تطبيق فلسفة اللين فى إدارة المشروعات بإستخدام نمذجة معلومات البناء

by Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed
June 18, 2019 | 61:48 | Views: 219 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.65 / 5

تعكس أهداف المشروع بشكل عام احتياجات ورغبات أصحاب المصلحة في المشروع، ويجب تنسيق هذه الاحتياجات والرغبات المتنوعة جماعيًا لتجنب التعارض مع أهداف المالك. ويرتبط نجاح المشروع ارتباطًا وثيقًا بالتعاون بين أصحاب المصلحة مع تكامل المعلومات بين الجميع خلال دورة حياة المشروع. وتساعد نمذجة معلومات البناء (BIM) على ترجمة القيمة لدى المالك إلى مشروع ناجح من خلال تمكين تدفق المعلومات المستمر وتقديم منتج عالي القيمة. وتعتبر عملية البناء واحدة من أقدم الصناعات والتى يُنظر إليها على أنها مجموعة من الأنشطة التي تهدف إلى تحقيق ناتج معين. وتشمل عملية الإنشاء على أنواع مختلفة من الفواقد والتي قد تحول المشروع الجيد إلى مشروع سيء، حيث تُوجد الكثير من الفواقد والهدر أثناء عملية البناء والتى قد ترجع إلى سوء التصميم، وسوء المشتريات والتخطيط، وعدم الإستخدام الأمثل للموارد، وبقايا المواد الخام، والتغيرات غير المتوقعة في تصميم المبنى وغيرها. والمصدر الرئيسى لهذه الفواقد هو مشاركة المعلومات دون المستوى الأمثل، وعدم فهم الطبيعة التكرارية لمراحل التصميم المفاهيمية والتخطيطية.

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Materials Procurement Cycle Tracking Log

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by Abdelrhman Elfky

Use this template to monitor and control the procurement cycle of materials during a project. It helps you track procurements by comparing planned activity dates with actual activity dates, allowing you to forecast/adjust progress.

Equipment Log

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by Andrew Guertin

Keep track of equipment for your project using this simple Excel log.

Daily Construction Record and Weekly Dashboard

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by Hesham Arafa

This template is an Excel sheet with a pivot table utility report that retrieves data from data tables. By keeping a record of construction project data and information on data tables—and by using pivot tables—we can get back many forms and dashboards, such as a daily and weekly construction report. This zip file contains a sample record and a blank record.

Material Checklist (Korean Translation)

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by Rami Kaibni

이 재료 체크리스트 및 사인 오프 양식은 모든 유형의 재료 검사에 사용할 수 있습니다. 이것은 품질 관리 과정에서 건설에 널리 사용되지만 다른 비 건설 분야에도 적용될 수 있습니다.

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Leadership Challenges in Construction Projects: An Overview

by Manavasi Ramesh

Effective leadership qualities are more important today than ever before as project managers are being asked to maximize outputs with constrained budgets, limited skilled resources and reduced timelines. In this article, the author addresses the application of leadership qualities in regard to large infrastructure projects, but the lessons will apply to all project managers in all industries.

Performing Cost Control in Construction

by Mohamed Ammar

This article describes construction project cost control techniques without the use of special tools or software…and with the help of organizational process assets (OPAs).

Modern Communication Methods for Busy PMs

by Karim Fathy

Agile and fast-track projects may require more effective communication tools with live team collaboration and task assignments to cope with instant changes. Such tools can help the project manager assign and track ad hoc tasks; plan changes and instant requirements that need to be followed up on; and update the status of milestones.

Construction Industry Project Management Lessons Learned: Phase 5 - Closeout and Summary

by Mark A. Annunziata, Sr., PMP

In the final article sharing his experiences on tier 1 construction projects, the author examines the closeout process before relating the management and technical challenges project managers face on these projects. He concludes by examining the personality traits needed to navigate the unique requirements of construction projects.

Construction Industry Project Management Lessons Learned: Phase 4 - Execution

by Mark A. Annunziata, Sr., PMP

Inspired by construction questions heard while managing tier 1 projects, in part 3 of his series the author explains contractor requirements for project execution, including workforce management, reporting, safety practices, change management and field activities. Each element is described along with humorous stories and lessons learned.

Construction Industry Project Management: Priority 3 — Planning

by Mark A. Annunziata, Sr., PMP

In his first article, the author examined design and preconstruction in tier 1 construction projects (over US$ 100 million). This entry in the series explains the contracts and contractor requirements for planning. The project management plan consists of multiple parts requiring contractor submittal and owner approval. The elements of the plan are described along with instructive stories and lessons learned.

Detailed Design and Engineering & Preconstruction

by Mark A. Annunziata, Sr., PMP

Within tier 1, construction projects’ values are usually in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Based on experiences in the tier 1 environment, this is the first in a series of articles describing basic tier 1 requirements and the project manager’s responsibilities running a live construction project. The articles are particularly intended to provide real examples to young, up-and-coming hopefuls to the project manager role.

Topic Teasers Vol. 124: But Agile Won’t Work for Me!

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: With all due respect to my IT co-workers, agile may be the greatest thing since sliced bread for them, but it won’t work for me and my team. We are doing large infrastructure projects for a major city, and we can’t be assembling a small team of five to seven people to chat each morning before we decide what to do that day. But I will admit that we do need some help since few, if any, of our projects finish as planned regarding time. Also, the budgets are just a joke, because I don’t know if we’ve ever completed our work anyplace close to the estimated costs. So, make agile fix that!

Change of Current: a U.S. team’s river infrastructure project delivered long-term value

by PM Network, Novid Parsi

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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