Category Archives: Human Resources

Aligning Information Technology and Business Processes on Projects

The following is from a paper written by Jerry N. Luftman – “Alignment in the Sand” Project success requires alignment between information technology and business processes. The 12 factors involved in aligning technology and business are: – Business scope – … Continue reading

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Manage Large Project Teams Like Small Project Teams

From Michael A. Cusamano’s “How to Make Large Teams Work Like Small Teams” – Simplify the schedule and work out the interdependencies. – Stabilize the design via frequent synchronization. – Use iteration and concurrent engineering.  Projects should iterate and concurrently … Continue reading

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Common Problems on Large and Complex Projects

  Common Problems on Large and Complex Projects 1.         Difficult and belligerent subcontractors. 2.         Poorly structured subcontracts and loosely defined scopes of work. 3.         Protracted punch list activities, especially those related to the technical interfaces. 4.         Weak subcontractor field project … Continue reading

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Factors in the Selection of Project Managers

Selecting the right project manager is one of the most important decisions that will be made on any project.  There are no cookie-cutter templates that are available.  It really boils down to having the right person take the reigns so … Continue reading

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The Gap in Human Potential

I believe that the next frontier in project management is team building, team motivation and team execution. There is a tremendous need to apply modern team building principles, especially in the construction industry. The application of new design and building … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask When Interviewing Senior Project Managers / Program Managers

PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1. Specifically, what do you believe are the most critical responsibilities of a Project Manager? 2. What tools have you used to manage people, processes and projects? 3. Can you provide examples of when and how you used … Continue reading

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