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How an Awarded Project Reduced Rising Roadway Congestion through Light Rail Extension

by Lorelie Kaid, Joseph Gildner
November 06, 2018 | 60:17 | Views: 3,851 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

When Sound Transit decided to expand the light rail system in Seattle, Washington, USA, it had to find a way to tunnel under the densely populated city without disrupting life above ground. Seattle was the second worst city in the U.S. for time commuters were stuck in traffic. The University Link Light Rail Extension extended the light rail system 3.2 miles (5 kilometers) through underground tunnels providing relief for roadway congestion. The rail line opened months ahead of schedule, and the project closed US$200 million under budget. This project was a finalist for the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.

How A Southern Brazil Project Overcame Challenges to be Recognized for Excellence

by Alejandro Millan, Jenn Constantino
September 12, 2017 | 61:05 | Views: 13,462 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.12 / 5

The Guaíba 2 Project launched by Celulose Riograndense (CMPC) generated 80% of its own energy through product processes. Attend this webinar to hear about the project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned.

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Sample Solar Power Project WBS

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by Syed Faizan Ali Shah

This Excel template can be used by project managers as a reference to help plan their solar power project. The WBS structure with tentative durations will guide them in managing the project effectively, and activities can be added in detail.

Project Management Plan Outline (Electrical Product Manufacturing)

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by Ricardo Maysen Elizondo

Use this project management plan outline for projects in the electrical product manufacturing industry. It includes sections for an executive summary and plans for scope, quality, schedule, resources, communications and more.

Green Projects Budgeting and Cost Control Template

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by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is aimed at project managers of solar projects. It allows you to create the project budget starting from the Engineering Department Bill of Quantities. It gets to the contract price starting from the total project cost. It also manages three currencies, allows you to set up project cost monitoring and generates project cash flow. It can be a good basis for historical data analysis, and can make an important contribution in the project reporting production.

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Generating a Useful Construction Activities Work Schedule

by Edwin Rivera Sierra

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.

The Data Center Debate

by Michael Wood

Keeping the data center in house is becoming an increasingly expensive and risk-laden endeavor. Outsourcing the data center can ignite all sorts of fear, uncertainty and doubt. So which is better? Specifically, which is better for your organization? Perhaps reflecting on the tradeoff between each can help you choose a path that is prudent and wise.

Energy Storage Projects Surge Ahead

by Kate Sykes

Recent projects aim to provide a solution to power outages by treating energy less like a bottomless ATM and more like a savings account--storing it when we don’t need it so we can spend it when we do.

Project Manager Estimate at Completion (PMEAC)

by Rob Seiler Jerry B. Insall Lynn W. Heenan

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.

Project Management in Photovoltaics: Fast Track Your Project Management Career

by Danilo Tambone

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.

Five Sectors to Watch: Global Jobs Report

by Sarah Fister Gale

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.

The O.I.L. Project Portfolio Pipeline

by Rob Saxon

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…


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