9 Steps How to Start a New Project

2018-06-15

This blog post is about a situation that is common for many projects and project managers especially in the construction industry. An organization signed a contract for fulfilling a client’s need and engages a project manager to deliver the project. This project manager was not necessarily involved in the project initiation phase. Sometimes the project manager is even entirely new to the contractor’s organization. In order to succeed, the project manager has to prepare himself/herself and has to follow 9 Steps How to Start a New Project. Primarily the below considerations focus on the contractor and its organization, not necessarily on the client in the firstRead More →

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2018-06-08

Controlling costs surely is a very important process in project management and one of the first responses when asking people’s opinion about a project manager’s role. While cost control certainly indeed is very important, it is only a part of cost management. Without other management areas not equally taken care of, cost management will never succeed. This article is about how to manage project cost the right way and covers the following processes: Planning cost management, Estimating project cost, Determine project budget, and Controlling project cost. Knowledge Areas in Project Management The image shows the knowledge areas covered by Project Managers. The percentages are a resultRead More →

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2018-05-31

How to make good decisions is subject to many books, articles and guidelines. We are taking decisions probably every single minute during the day. Nonetheless, the process of good decision making often still seems difficult and intuitive. This is especially true when all alternatives have a catch. Below method can help you to make the right decision – in your project as well as in private. Collecting All Facts One does not need more than a sheet of paper and a pencil to write down everything that may be relevant to a decision. That’s why the method is also called Consider All Facts (CAF). List all influencingRead More →

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2018-05-16

Small and medium sized construction companies in Kenya seem to have a few problems in common. This article looks at a few of these issues that are causing construction projects in Kenya to fail and putting the executing companies at risk. The contents of this article about construction projects in Kenya are based on personal observations and discussions with other project managers. The Main Root Cause that makes construction Projects in Kenya Fail Even for significant construction works, there is not enough time to thoroughly prepare and submit quotations and related proposal documents. Often there is just one week or even less given to prepare andRead More →

2018-02-25

an emerging opportunity Rao, R. (2008). Outsourcing project management services: an emerging opportunity. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2008—Asia Pacific, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Source: https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/outsourcing-project-management-services-7150Read More →