HOW EFFECTIVELY MANAGE HYBRID TEAMS

Managing hybrid teams is a must-have skill for the future The world of work has been forever changed by the global pandemic and the resulting emergence of hybrid teams. Where once whole teams would be co-located in a single office, holding meetings face-to-face and interacting in person, now the workforce can be spread far and…

SUBSCRIPTION VS. PERPETUAL LICENSE: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU

The choice of software license type depends on some critical factors The decision on whether to choose a subscription license model as compared to a perpetual license when it comes to project management software rests on the requirements of your particular organization. A subscription pricing model with ongoing payments can be appropriate in certain situations,…

RISK MONITORING: WHAT PROJECT MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW

Monitoring and controlling risk is a central part of project management Risk management has always been a core part of project management, but the importance of monitoring risk has been increasingly acknowledged in recent times. Risk monitoring shouldn’t be an afterthought which may be undertaken if there is enough time available to do so; instead,…

CONSTRUCTION TRENDS

We run through the top construction industry trends  The last couple of years have been anything but straightforward for the construction industry. With global lockdowns, supply chain disruption, economic turmoil, and an increasingly remote workforce, it’s been a challenging time for projects of all sizes. Issues such as the increasing cost of materials and shortages…

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRENDS

Our take on the emerging project management trends  Project management is a mature discipline with well-established procedures and processes, which remain relatively consistent over time. What’s happening globally and in the working world has an impact on project management methodologies. A move towards Agile methodologies With the world becoming more digital, a focus on Agile…

PROJECT CONTROLS: WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

Project controls provide a roadmap to a successful end result Projects, especially construction projects, are often large-scale, complex programs that continue for long periods of time. They can be expensive, involve many people, and have substantial impacts on their local environment. For this reason, it’s essential to introduce proper controls to ensure that projects run…

RESOURCE CAPACITY PLANNING CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

Resource capacity planning is a powerful tool when carried out correctly Resource capacity planning is the discipline of comparing available resources such as people and equipment with the likely scheduling needs of a project or portfolio of work. The aim is to ensure that there are always the correct amount of resources available at a…

STAFF AUGMENTATION CHALLENGES AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM

Staff augmentation is a great tool for project managers Staff augmentation opens the door to a whole world of talent for your organization. Where staffing numbers or skills may be lacking in a project, augmentation gives the ability to call upon experts who can join your team to give their time and expertise for a…

WHY BETTER, ACTIONABLE DATA LEADS TO BETTER PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Good data is the foundation of a smoothly-run project Access to good quality data is a core part of project management. Good data leads to good business decisions, and is one of the key elements of running a project. Having access to the right data at the right time makes it possible to schedule work,…

IS YOUR COMMUNICATION PLAN EFFECTIVE

Measuring the effectiveness of your communication plan helps improve delivery Good communication is a key component of any project. Without good communication, employees can fall into the trap of working on siloed projects without understanding or contributing towards the shared organizational goal.  Communication is an essential discipline in the construction industry. Construction projects are made…