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Robert Maiale · May 30, 2024
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Top Influencers

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Catherine Killen Professor| University of Technology Sydney Australia
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Jeff Scales Dr. Jeff Scales| University of Technology Sydney Sydney, Nsw, Australia
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Hedley Smyth Emeritus Professor| UCL, London London, Eng, United Kingdom
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Stewart Clegg Professor| University of Sydney Australia
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Shankar Sankaran Professor Organizational Project Management| University of Technology Sydney Dee Why, Australia
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Joseph Gildner Deputy Executive Director - Program Management| Sound Transit Wa, USA
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Lorelie Kaid VP Enterprise Project Management| WSECU
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Armando Castro Associate Professor| University College London -UCL United Kingdom
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Tristano Sainati Lecturer in project management| University of Leeds United Kingdom
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Rami Kaibni
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Senior Projects Manager | Field & Marten Associates New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

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On-demand Webinars

Anti-Corruption for Projects: Practical Insights and Solutions from the Construction Industry

by Tristano Sainati, Armando Castro
March 27, 2023 | 60:32 | Views: 34,327 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

This webinar will discuss the insights of PMI-commissioned research and showcase an anti-corruption toolkit that has been developed for project-based organizations. The toolkit provides useful suggestions on assessing and improving the organization's overall performance in tackling corruption. The research analyzed the code of conduct and professional practice of 22 of the largest construction companies and found six main insights reported in the codes of conduct.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Sample Project Financial Management Plan

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by Kenyi Mitsuta

This template is meant to guide the preparation of a financial management plan for a project. Generally, these types of plans are used in construction projects with long-time execution, such as EPC projects. Depending on the type of project and the delivery method, this template must be adapted according to the contractual requirements and company standards.

Status Reporting and Work Plan Template

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by Sara Singh

This template was developed for its use on construction projects. However, its format and ease of data entry allows it to be easily transferrable to numerous disciplines. The sample template shows one Project Package, which is further categorized into three Project Phases.

Sample Weekly Construction Project Report

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by Alisher Aliev

This template is a sample Weekly Project Report originally utilized in an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Gas Chemical Project. The report contains sections for project control (project progress, manpower status, area of concern, shipment status, delivery status); QA/QC status; HSE status; and more. Adapt as needed for your own project.

Audio Visual Installation Form (Classroom and Presentation Systems)

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by Nicole Pagano

This template includes important checklist items that need to be covered when visiting a site in order to define deliverables, as well as assess budget and timeline estimations to use on any audio visual installation project (specifically for presentation systems in classrooms and auditoriums).

Learn From Others

3 (Not-So-Simple) Things You Need for Every Construction Project

by Paul Bird

There are three things required to build something: labor, materials and a plan. However, it’s never quite that simple once you start to peel the onion. Within each of these are a lot of detailed considerations. You must plan for them and ensure that they are ready before mobilizing into construction.

3 Key Themes From the PMI Global Summit That PMs Must Embrace

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

This year’s PMI Global Summit in Atlanta helped project managers focus on how they can train themselves to meet the coming needs of employers—which involves three key themes we should all be aware of.

Task Talk: A Method for Effective Communication

by Alina Mahmood

One of the biggest challenges you face as a project manager is making sure all tasks are finished on time, within budget and—for those in the construction industry—safely. Task Talk puts the emphasis on duties rather than on people, and stresses how the duty is performed regardless of who is performing it.

Topic Teasers Vol. 156: Optimizing Company Culture in Manufacturing

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: While the way we exchange information in meetings is important, are there guidelines and examples of ways to have people work together if they are not in IT—or in a cubicle? Some manufacturing workplaces are loud and action packed and need creative ways to exchange data and ideas. Can you help me?

Embracing Agility in the Construction Industry

by Klaus Nielsen, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMP

For decades, predictive project management approaches have been applied with success. But now more than ever, more flexible (and faster) decisions are required in complex construction projects—where change of scope is frequent, and the need for new factories is crucial to remain competitive.

Project Management in the Canadian Arctic

by Pam Simons, PMP

Project management for Arctic infrastructure presents unique challenges, including transportation, accommodations, supply chain issues...and polar bears. The need is great and the resources are few—but the rewards are unique and fulfilling.

Defining Greatness in Construction History: PM Secrets Revealed

by Dr. Sherif Hashem, PMP

Great construction projects deploy great project management strategies. What are the common project management qualities of these great projects—the DNA of construction greatness? This article investigates important lessons learned based on a review of some great historical projects that shape the world’s skyline.

Risk, Resiliency and Reconsideration: Program Management Post-Pandemic

by Randall B. Richardson, PMP

The pandemic forced the construction industry to reconsider certain givens about program management best practices. What will program management look like as vaccinations continue and re-openings ramp up? What is the new normal for construction program management?

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