Stakeholders need to know the status of a project. A good status report will report status and also foster communication to benefit the project’s health. Here, we explore some of your options.
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Project data analysis should go beyond simply churning out schedules, status reports and gantt charts. With careful attention to the quality and reliability of the data collected, you can zero in on issues and risks that may jeopardize the outcome of your project.
The engineering and construction industry is transforming from a document-driven to a digitally driven sector. Besides the physical assets delivered, managing project data and information is essential to providing better quality deliverables, cutting costs and controlling risks.
Despite all of your best intentions, sometimes the project will be in trouble. If it is, it’s time to take a step back and learn how to deal with it. Here are some things to keep in mind as you try to stop seeing red.
Delays in engineering, procurement and construction projects almost feel inevitable. However, they can be avoided if we understand and identify their causes before the start of the project—and try to mitigate the gaps during the project lifecycle.
For many of us, “bad apples” can have an evil influence on projects. They include the malevolent kind—those who for one reason or another will intentionally attempt to have a negative impact on the project.
Identifying project risks is a struggle for even seasoned project professionals. As part of a risk breakdown structure, decomposition is an exercise that can help you and your team members identify realistic potential events that could impact the project.
In the midst of a project, you do what you need to do in order to get things done and meet the requirements and deadlines of the project. After the fact, though, you may need to decompress the issues that occurred.
PMs don’t always have the right view of what makes a project successful. Our discipline has evolved and now requires us to have a much more complete view of how our projects impact organizations. Just how do you define "failure"?
Risk matters because it has the potential to affect the achievement of objectives. By linking risks to objectives, we can distinguish a variety of risks at the organizational, project and personal level, from the strategic to the technical and so on.