This article shares the challenges a PM experienced while managing the construction of a 5-star hotel on the Caribbean island of Grenada during the pandemic—and how he navigated through change management to stay on track.
How Digitalization Affects Project Management – Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Construction Industry
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.
Expanding the Project Managers ability to manage risk - contractors perspective of identification and management of civils risks and opportunities at time of bid through construction.
In this PM Network case study, the project manager of a $380 million renovation of the Gateway Arch discusses the challenge of working with seven partners——each with its own project culture, expectati ...
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. Check out this PM Ne ...
Save Time With Tools + Templates
This template was developed for its use on construction projects. However, its format and ease of data entry allows it to be easily transferrable to numerous disciplines. The sample template shows one Project Package, which is further categorized into three Project Phases.
This template is a sample Weekly Project Report originally utilized in an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Gas Chemical Project. The report contains sections for project control (project progress, manpower status, area of concern, shipment status, delivery status); QA/QC status; HSE status; and more. Adapt as needed for your own project.
This daily report is geared toward construction subcontractors to log activities, workforce, activities, materials, weather and more. Adapt to fit your project needs.
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During the execution of large-scale construction projects, the occurrence of conflicts is probable due to variations to the project. Dispute resolutions can be considered as projects in and of themselves and require preparation. Integrating these recommendations and lessons can increase the quality of claims and limit the costs of elaboration.
Faced with a project that had no defined scope and no project manager, this practitioner took on the role. Since then, he has completed dozens of similar projects and worked out a reliable general process with five steps.
In complex infrastructure projects, external stakeholders may have the greatest impact due to land acquisition problems, right of way issues, environmental issues, and government regulations. Using case studies, this article presents the challenges of stakeholder management and supplies tools to help find solutions and ensure positive outcomes.
Delays in engineering, procurement and construction projects almost feel inevitable. However, they can be avoided if we understand and identify their causes before the start of the project—and try to mitigate the gaps during the project lifecycle.
How do you start proper change management in a company that has little or no documented and agreed-upon project management processes? These six tips can help.
Coordination in the Supply Chain Management of Complicated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning Projectsby
Coordination plays an important role in both project and supply chain management, especially in regard to complicated engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) projects. Analysis of supply chain management for a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) building illustrates the differences between traditional-industry and complicated EPCC projects.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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