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Panama Canal, A Successful Project
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Panama Canal: Congrats to those PM's that were part of this successful project.

Anyone have any comments on this Projects?
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It suffered from a heavy cost overrun (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/201...verrun-dispute)
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 27, 2016 12:21 PM
George Lewis
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Eduard - let me read and get back to you! thanks for sharing...
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From an project output view, The New Suez Canal project is more impressive:
http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-...tter-suez-canal
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 27, 2016 12:22 PM
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Thomas - I'll use your link to read and get back to you! thanks for sharing...
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Jun 27, 2016 3:24 AM
Replying to Eduard Hernandez
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It suffered from a heavy cost overrun (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/201...verrun-dispute)
Eduard - let me read and get back to you! thanks for sharing...
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Jun 27, 2016 12:19 PM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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From an project output view, The New Suez Canal project is more impressive:
http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-...tter-suez-canal
Thomas - I'll use your link to read and get back to you! thanks for sharing...
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Any more comments here?
I would like to learn from those who know more about this big Project...
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Quite an in depth article:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06...nama-canal.html

I was not involved in the project but followed it from the sidelines. My personal experience having worked in the construction industry in Panama for a number of years is that cultural differences tend to be the biggest challenge in multi-national projects, and I can imagine that even between the 'closer' Germanic and Latin EU partners it's an issue too.
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Karen Smits worked for the Panama Canal project in her capacity with cross culture consulting:
karen@crossculturework.com
She has a webinar on projectmanagement.com
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Lots of links and information to check into. Thank you all for these references.
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Hi! Basically this Megaproject was performed under the Design & Build Delivery Method due to the urgency and need of the market. More than 10,000 technical workforce and a very difficult labor union were involved and were managed by a strong Project Management structure from the APC (Panama Canal Authority) and succeeded solving all the emerging issues until they reach their objectives.

If you want more details of this project you can go to the link below, which is the official website for the APC (contracts, milestones and more documents)

https://micanaldepanama.com/expansion/docu...rogress-report/
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 28, 2016 5:14 PM
George Lewis
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Karen - I saw the link and read, but it has a lot of information that's not PM related, I really wanted an extract of PM methodology or PM experiences... For example what do you mean Design & Build Delivery Method?
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Jun 28, 2016 5:09 PM
Replying to Karen Cedeno
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Hi! Basically this Megaproject was performed under the Design & Build Delivery Method due to the urgency and need of the market. More than 10,000 technical workforce and a very difficult labor union were involved and were managed by a strong Project Management structure from the APC (Panama Canal Authority) and succeeded solving all the emerging issues until they reach their objectives.

If you want more details of this project you can go to the link below, which is the official website for the APC (contracts, milestones and more documents)

https://micanaldepanama.com/expansion/docu...rogress-report/
Karen - I saw the link and read, but it has a lot of information that's not PM related, I really wanted an extract of PM methodology or PM experiences... For example what do you mean Design & Build Delivery Method?
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1 reply by Alfredo Roach
Oct 02, 2016 7:54 AM
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Hi George, I would suggest reading Chapter 9 - Programme Management in Construction and Engineering in the latest version of the Gower Handbook of Programme Management. You may find a preview in google books.
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