Tag Archives: Change

Supply Chain Integration

There seems to be a critical change occurring in the construction industry supply chain.  Owners, developers, contractors and government agencies are demanding a tighter integration of procurement, coordination, delivery and cost management activities.  The industry is completely reinventing itself with … 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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Change Management and Control

Establish the criteria for flagging, reporting and tracking change with your client.  These same criteria should flow down into the contract documents with contractors and vendors.     Communicate change.     Document change. Use feedback from the field to improve technical … Continue reading

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Project Cost Opportunities > A guide for Project Managers

1. Define test procedures. 2. Find specification ambiguities. 3. Verify delays especially during document review. Report review of submittals. 4. Determine or improve methods to increase user “lock-in”.  Suggest customizations, which would drive “lock-in”. Any features, which would increase switch- … Continue reading

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Change 101 for Project Managers

Change is the only constant both in nature and in project management. We are biologically structured to adapt to change and to deal with it. Good managers not only understand that change is inevitable, they expect it and are therefore, … 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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