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Portfolio Management: Lamborghini Body on a Plymouth Horizon Chassis
By Brian Irwin
Having attempted rolling out project portfolio management at several organizations I can state with confidence that the portfolio management process fails to deliver on its promise to streamline an organization’s... Read More»

Is This A Project Managers’ Favorite Task?
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
You know what task I’m talking about. Your project is up and running, you’re moving on to another project, gearing up, getting organized, motivated, excited about the new project, just... Read More»

7 Things a Project Manager Should NOT Be Doing
By Brian Irwin
There is no shortage of information on the activity, processes, and tasks that project managers should be performing. It is more difficult to find information on those activities project managers should not be doing. Add value by NOT doing these 7 things. Read More»

Do You Always Under Estimate Your Projects?
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
I got a request the other day looking for someone to do a workshop on estimating. Some engineers were interested in what projects really cost and how are these costs... Read More»

Project Profitability & Cash Flow
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
In this article I want to talk about project profitability and financial cash flow. This is not the monthly cash flow number you have to report to management, but the... Read More»

Hidden Contracts
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
They Want How Much? We were in the process of buying the electrical equipment for a new plant when the electrical engineer came in with the bad news. They had... Read More»

Vendor Data Requirements (continued)
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
In the last article I started a discussion on Vendor Data Requirements and their importance to your project. This is the vendor data you require with their proposal and later... Read More»

Information Required To Get The Job Done
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
Vendor Data Requirements In the last article, I talked about the Standard Component List and it’s importance to your project in helping make sure you get what you want and... Read More»

Managing an Unexpected Windfall
By DeAnna Burghart
We tend to spend a lot of time thinking about how to learn from bad situations, but there's just as much to be learned from our success stories. This one,... Read More»

We Received The Wrong Equipment Again? Put A Stop To It.
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
What Does The Owner Want? As a consulting engineer we recently did a project where the specification called out asbestos gaskets. Knowing that asbestos has not been used for years... Read More»




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