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Managing any project successfully is all about Team Work combined with years of Accrued Expertise. It is an asset to have an educational background that compliments your field of expertise but "education" without "experience" is like an "arrow" without a "bow." You can never make a perfect shot with a temporary arrow unless you have a permanent bow called: "Life's Experience." Remember, you can never teach experience but you can always teach from experience.

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Teamwork Works !

We were interviewed for a podcast by M Powered Strategies a while back and now it is online - The main subject was about Teamwork (Below is the link): 

Influencers Part V: Teamwork !

What is your personal experience with Teamwork and what strategies proved to enhance teamwork in your projects ?

Posted on: June 26, 2017 02:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Appreciation makes you feel Great !

I would like to thank the Project Management Institute for this great appreciation certificate. 

It feels great to be appreciated and I always am proud to be part of this community and contribute / volunteer as much as I can.

Studies show that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated and I absolutely believe in this. 

Posted on: December 14, 2016 02:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (17)

PM Community & Networking

This project management community has proven to be a great community in many ways, not only education & knowledge sharing wise but also in terms of Networking. 

I've met so many people in person through this community, I interacted with a lot virtually and learned a lot from others. One good recent example is the "Haiku for Project Managers" by Robert Prol.

Robert took project management to another level by defining "The Big Picture" in a few words that are full of deep meanings, rich in experience and in many cases are full of humor. This unique balance between all the latter is great. I did not know what Haiku's were until Robert introduced this form of poetry to me. By time, I became a big fan of his Haiku and he in fact guided me how to write them. 

Robert published his first book recently "Haiku for Project Managers" and included words of praise from some of his colleagues in this community on the rear cover page and it was my pleasure to be one of those contributors. 

This is an example of what makes this community a great one. You contribute, you help, you learn, you network, you meet people, they motive you and you motivate them.

Thanks for your efforts Robert and congratulations for your new book. 

Always Remember: You won't understand the abashed power of a community until you're a part of one. 

 

 

Posted on: December 05, 2016 12:38 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in Construction

       

 

 

 

 

         

 

        

 

 

Recently, many companies are adopting the IPD approach in lieu of the traditional Design-Build for the following reasons: 

  1. Has as proven to successfully integrate people, systems, business structures and different practices into a process that collaboratively binds the talents and insights of all parties to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste and maximize efficiency through all phases of design and construction.
  2. Is the emerging approach to organize project teams in order to achieve lean construction at a time when the industry is searching for ways to eliminate waste, cut costs, improve productivity, and create positive outcomes. 
  3. Allow Owners and Development Managers to effectively balance the project options to meet their business enterprise goals.
  4. Allow Construction Managers to contribute their expertise in construction techniques early in the design process which will result in improved quality and financial performance.
  5. Allow Designers to benefit from the early contribution of the CM resulting in an optimized design.

 

References: 

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Posted on: December 01, 2016 01:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

PMI Virtual Conferences

Today was my first experience in attending a "Virtual Conference". I did attend the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2016. 

Frankly speaking, it was an outstanding experience and definitely exceeded my expectations:

1- LOGIN: Despite the huge number of attendees, the Login was smooth and easy.

2- NETWORKING: Networking was great. I connected on LinkedIn with at least 15 attendees. 

3- SESSIONS: Sessions were extremely informative and to the point. I actually now have a much better understanding of Business Analysis.

4- EFFORTS: PMI & XPOCAST teams did a great job. They stayed on top of things and answered inquiries promptly. 

I would like to thank the PMI Team for all their efforts and for make our busy life easier by bringing that much value to table / us from home. 

This is one reason I enjoy being part of this community. 

 

 

Posted on: November 03, 2016 02:57 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)
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