Project Team

Power Plant Projects Bring Unique Communication Challenges

Strong communication skills are a must for any project manager. But when it comes to planning and executing projects in the highly demanding power plant environment, the ability to craft, plan for, and oversee communication efforts moves to the top of the priority ladder. Tackling these unique challenges requires experience and expertise.

How to Handle Project Stress and Panic

Several strategies can be deployed to help Project Teams avoid lapsing into panic when the pressure mounts, whether it’s because of an emergent problem or because there simply seems to be too much to do. Knowing where to draw the line is key when balancing stress levels.

DOES YOUR Project Team DO A YEARLY REVIEW?

Project post mortems are a common occurrence in project offices. Successes and glitches are examined and the impacts of various strategies on each specific project are examined. These project-specific evaluations are incredibly useful, but savvy Project Teams know the importance of augmenting them with yearly reviews that look at a wider scope of the team’s…

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6 STEPS TO BETTER COLLABORATION

Project management teams rely on collaboration to accomplish nearly everything they do. Unfortunately, heavy workloads can dampen a Project Team’s ability to maintain productive relationships across the various sub-groups. People slip into silos and partnerships dwindle. Fortunately, there are a number of things the project office can do to keep collaboration alive. If teamwork is…

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THIS THANKSGIVING, CELEBRATE YOUR Project Team’S UNSUNG HEROES

It’s the time of year when we reflect on everything we’re thankful for. It’s also the season to enjoy some good food and good company. It’s in that spirit that we look at what Thanksgiving can teach us about the value of the unsung heroes toiling away within the project management team. The Tidiers If…

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SPOT PROJECT BOTTLENECKS NOW, AVOID PROBLEMS LATER

It’s no secret that bottlenecks are efficiency killers. But while many potential areas of congestion are identified and weeded out as part of routine project office improvement efforts, there remain many places in every project, and even within the Project Team itself, where bottlenecks can still lurk. Some might cause recurring issues while others may…

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Overcoming Common Project Leadership Challenges

Project management leaders have a lot on their plates, and are faced with specific leadership challenges. They’re charged with executing projects successfully while also overseeing budgets, soliciting stakeholder support, negotiating contracts and vendor agreements, supporting strategic initiatives, and developing their employees’ skills and expertise. With everything going on in the typical Project Team, leadership challenges are…

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8 END-OF-YEAR TASKS YOUR Project Team SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW

With the fall swing underway, project management teams have a lot on their plates. They’re planning for bad weather impacts and all the other potential issues on the autumn horizon. Because the next few months will be made especially busy with end-of-year tasks, Project Teams can help maintain their momentum while smoothing the transition to…

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MAINTAINING KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN AN OUTSOURCED WORLD

More and more project teams are outsourcing specific tasks as well as general support activities to third-party providers. This arrangement can come about in any number of ways, including as a response to necessary staffing reductions, as a way to address concerns about expenditure levels, or in the pursuit of gaining better negotiating power. No…

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DON’T PANIC! STEPS TO STEM THE TIDE OF WORRY

Panic in a Project Team is a terrible thing. It crushes productivity and saps morale. Helping project team members confront and deal with frightening situations can be difficult, particularly if the senior leadership group is facing the same concerns. Fortunately, a set of baseline steps can bring the team together to address the anxiety in…

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Project Experience

Experience
Portfolio Management
Successful portfolio management calls for exceptional data management skills and diligent oversight across multiple efforts.
Experience
Manufacturing
Demanding, time sensitive, and finely tuned, manufacturing projects require close attention and experienced oversight.
Experience
IT Projects
Organizations must be able to successfully execute challenging and highly visible technology projects to maximize revenue.
Experience
Power Plants
Power Plants must be able to keep these vital infrastructure assets current, efficient, and economically positive.
Experience
Energy
High-profile hurdles and expensive risks of failure make these projects critical to manage properly from the very beginning.
Experience
Aerospace
Presents complexities at nearly every stage, from allocating resources to controlling schedule variances, or clearing regulatory & safety hurdles.
Experience
Cross-Functional
Ensuring team members are able to move outside the silos of their department or discipline is the key to achieving success.
Experience
Product Dev
Design and other early-stage activities must be carefully orchestrated while maintaining visibility on future impacts and resource needs.
Experience
Mergers & Acquisitions
Among the riskiest and most strategically important initiatives a company can undertake, and their outcomes can make or break the business.
Experience
Finance & Insurance
Technology implementations call for the right level of planning detail and diligent oversight.
Experience
ERP & SAP
An ERP implementation can be among the most disruptive and strategically important initiative an organization can undertake.