Posts Tagged ‘planning’

Collect Requirements

Most project team members like to follow the Nike creed – Just Do It! The client has a business need and the team immediately wants to move into problem solving mode. There is no better feeling than completing the solution and showing the client. Until, of course, the client informs you that this is not quite what he or she had in mind. (Read more..)

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Ensure Traceability

Traceability refers to the ability to trace, or track, requirements throughout the lifecycle and into the final solution. Tracking requirements through the project ensures that all requirements are considered as a part of design, all requirements are built into the solution, all requirements are tested and all requirements are implemented in the final solution. Likewise, the process also ensures that features and functions are not designed and built into the final solution if they are not a part of the agreed-upon requirements. (Read more..)

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A Quick Guide to Crashing a Project Schedule

by Diana Harding

What exactly is project schedule crashing? How do I use it? When is crashing NOT a good idea? If you’re a project manager, these questions will eventually hunt you down and find you. Read below for a quick guide to project schedule crashing. (Read more..)

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Implementing Strategic Management in Construction

By Samer H Skaik 

Strategic thinking has engaged the brains of business leaders for centuries. Many books and researches have been developed to cover the strategy subject because of its importance. Organizations always seek to adopt dynamic and effective strategic management to secure proper growth and remain competitive.

Strategic management is necessary to any organisation particularly those working in construction where there is a rapidly changing environment with adverse competition and surprises which may act as serious threats to organisation stability. (Read more..)

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Write Project Charter

The Project Charter holds the information that you uncovered in the project definition process. The Project Charter is written by the project manager and approved by the project sponsor to show that there is an agreement on the work to be completed. (Read more..)

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Determine How Many Projects One Project Manager Can Manage

You hear of project managers that manage multiple large projects and small projects. The question arises as to how many projects can be effectively managed at one time. (Read more..)

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Time for technology

by Peter Hedlund

With squeezed margins and tighter control required on projects, technologies that can reduce costs, enhance productivity and manage risk are more valuable than ever. Collaboration technology – web-based systems for managing documents and correspondence on construction projects – are an example of this and there is a strong demand for these solutions in the current climate. (Read more..)

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Autodesk Revit BIM 2010 Construction Simulation 1

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3-D models cut construction disputes

In most construction projects, an architect builds a three-dimensional model and then creates two-dimensional drawings for the general contractor and the dozens of subcontractors who are typically involved in a big commercial job. (Read more..)

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Create Detail and Summary Activities

If you look at a WBS activity and determine that it needs to be broken down to another level, the original activity becomes known as a “summary” level. A summary activity does not have any work or hours specifically associated with it. It represents a logical roll-up of the activities that are under it. (Read more..)

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