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The Future of Project Management in Manufacturing

by David Davis
June 01, 2017 | 64:23 | Views: 3,340 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.77 / 7

The Internet of Things, Smart Devices, Brilliant Factories, and a Digital Thread are all concepts with the future of Manufacturing for the 21st century. What do these concepts mean? And what role will project management play in delivering the value that companies seek in these investments?

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Project Management Plan Outline (Electrical Product Manufacturing)

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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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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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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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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…

Finding Green in Our Projects

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Adoption of LEED standards is typically framed as a means of reducing operating costs; the greater expense in designing and building sustainable facilities is offset by reduced energy consumption in future years. This becomes a theoretically easy business case that should be readily accepted: an investment in current periods providing future savings in costs. The challenge, however, is two-fold: it requires foresight and a willingness to invest in the long term, and there needs to be confidence that the promised benefits are realistic and attainable.

New Urban Landscapes: Development with a Sustainable Twist

by Sarah Fister Gale

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.


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