Six Steps to Control Project Quality

So you’re buckled in your airline seat, having tuned out the safety demonstration, when you hear the pilot announce “Flight attendants take your seats, our departure time has been moved up. The weather is closing in and we need to leave or we’ll be delayed and that...

Ten Questions to Reveal True Project Status

True or False – Most of the information you need as the project manager to track project status comes from your accounting system? The answer is “False!” However, the organization’s accounting system is the most popular thing we hear project managers blame for their...

Top 10 Excuses Not to Ask for a Scope Change

Are you among the many project managers who have the fear that raising a scope change with a customer will be confrontational and may adversely affect the relationship and future work with that customer? Ironically, we find in our work interviewing many customers...

Are You a Delegator or a Dumper?

If you are: Working longer hours than your staff; Doing work assigned to your staff; Not getting your top-priority items done; Regularly being interrupted by staff needing info or decisions; Consistently rushing to meet deadlines; Handing off tasks at the last minute;...

11 Keys to Value Engineering Success

Successful Value Engineering (VE) studies save project costs that are 10-20 times the cost of the study. For example, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District has found savings average 17 times the cost of the VE studies conducted on the designs of several of its...