PROJECT CONTROLS: AN OVERVIEW

No matter how well you plan for a project, you will not meet your goals without proper monitoring and managing of project execution. Implementing project controls helps maintain control over the flow of the project and, as a result, minimizes the performance gap between what was planned and what was executed.  Project controls are a…

HOW MOVING TO THE CLOUD INCREASES COLLABORATION

Teamwork is a core discipline of project management, and every project requires effective teamwork to succeed. In the past, this would have involved in-person meetings, written memos, and face-to-face conversations, whereas these days, cloud-based project management allows collaboration to happen from anywhere.  Moving to the cloud can bring significant benefits to your organization and facilitate…

THE KEY TO BETTER PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTING

A project’s success heavily relies on stakeholder interaction and communication. Effective communication practices can help foster a healthy, collaborative environment that will serve as a foundation for effective project management.  Better communication and excellent reporting provide more transparency in a project. This reduces the likeliness of misunderstandings and helps eliminate conflicts that could otherwise arise…

DATA MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

Why data management best practices are worth integrating into your project Proper data management practices are a project manager’s best friend. Collecting, storing, analyzing, and reporting on your data are fundamental disciplines when controlling a project of any size, because good information is the bedrock of decision-making, and correct management of data allows you access…

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…