So while the foremost skill set in many concrete projects is structural engineering and risk assessment, the detailed calculations of stresses to identify or address critical areas of concern, require accurate knowledge of structure-specific material properties. In these scenarios, "book" values often have little value, and even well-kept construction records may have limited applicability if the age and the service conditions have caused material property degradation. As a project manager, it is critical to know when a detailed materials evaluation is necessary, and how to increase the confidence in the engineering basis of repair/replace decisions to maximize the value received with limited budgets. Real world examples will be presented to demonstrate the important role of material properties in concrete engineering assessments and repair projects
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Inspired by Star Trek Next Generation's Jean-Luc Picard's saying, "Make it so, number 1," this webinar explores the underlying causes of project failures and offers practical ideas on how to improve your project success track record.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the technology that allows anyone today to configure computer software, or a “robot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a human interacting within digital systems to execute a business process. After attending this presentation you will have a better understanding of what Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can do and how it can help you!
Many organisations are on a change treadmill – from continuous improvement to operating model transformation - that can stress their people, processes and technology. How can leaders and project managers reduce the people impact of this “change treadmill” – where people can lose their bearings and ultimately impact performance? This is where a compelling case for change comes in.
During this lively, interactive workshop, attendees will develop a working understanding of the major mental and emotional biases we use in making decisions and planning, and be able to describe ways in which they can mitigate the impact of these biases on their project decisions so they can Make Better Project Decisions More Often.
In this webinar they will help Planners and Schedulers learn about the different aspects of Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (including Portfolio Management, Program Management, and Project Management.) They will illustrate how multiple schedules can be treated as part of a program, and demonstrate the impact of assigning resources on a schedule using Microsoft Project. Last but not least, they will review and discuss the critical success factors for integrating the tools to support the organization’s overall strategies
This presentation offers tools and techniques to improve portfolio selection decisions and describes how to use them to select the right portfolio to achieve strategic objectives. Participants will • Learn why some common project portfolio selection practices often produce less than optimal results • Understand how structured decision methods can help organizations select (and manage) portfolios that best achieve strategic objectives • Learn where and how in the portfolio management process to apply these tools and techniques
Virtual work has become more common as companies seek to reduce cost and promote workplace flexibility. As project managers, we are on the front lines of this change - managing freelance staff, outsourced providers and other staff. This webinar covers three aspects of virtual work - how to adjust and tailor your communication practices, how to work remotely, and a brief introduction to virtual work tools and how to use them.
The road to using artificial intelligence and big data in project management is not straightforward, and there is no need to make the full trip today. Projects are rich in data by nature and use technical, business, schedule, cost and additional types of data on a daily basis. However much of the data that's already in existence is either not being used, partially used or is hard to get to. The trick is not to use all the data available.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss how product, program, and project managers can develop a business case that effectively promotes their ideas and projects to upper management. A strong business case can secure enthusiastic management support and the allocation of critical resources needed to pursue your new initiative. We will review how a good business case: • Improves the prioritization and allocation of organization resources; • Reduces unforeseen costs and risks associated with proposed initiatives; and • Increases staff and management confidence in the necessity and anticipated success of approved projects