Delays can't always be predicted. But once they happen, their impact on a project can be proactively analyzed, helping project managers reduce or overcome the negative effects. This is the domain of Keith Pickavance, senior vice president with Hill International, once of the largest U.S. construction management firms. Here, he shares his thoughts on delay analysis, other project management trends and the ideal project manager.
When project management practitioners gather at the PM Asia Conference in Singapore this October, a major theme will be how to adapt North American and European project management practices “to function effectively in this complex, dynamic and exciting region,” according to event organizers. Among the conference’s high-profile keynote speakers is Keith Pickavance, a senior vice president with Hill International, one of the largest construction management firms in the United States, with more than 2,000 employees and 70 offices worldwide.
Based in Hong Kong, Pickavance has more than 40 years of experience in project planning and risk management, and has advised on projects across the world, including Argentina, British West Indies, Cyprus, Ireland, France, Germany, Kenya, Lebanon, Oman, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, St. Lucia, Scotland, Singapore, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and the