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Why no one wants to identify risks
By Cinda Voegtli
Interesting factoid from a recent Risk Management class I taught inside a large, established company: When we discussed why this company is so large, with establisehd processes in other areas,... Read More»

Project Delivery Systems
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
Last month I started talking about Project Delivery Systems. When you are managing a project you always need how the contractors, engineering contractors and construction contractors, working for you are... Read More»

Oh Oh, We Should Have Discussed This With Operations! Part III
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
This article is a continuation of last months article on Operators responsibilities. Solicit input from peers for "moan list" item resolution prior to hydrotests, or other problems that have been... Read More»

Sunshine & Rainbows, Part III
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
It Looked Okay When We Built It!! This is a new facility we built up in the frozen north. In this case we had the three towers shown in Figure... Read More»

Not All Projects Are Sunshine & Rainbows - Part II
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
Continued from Part I This was a project where we wanted to increase production of handtowel at one of our locations. The existing equipment was not sufficient and could not... Read More»

“Success Has A Thousand Fathers But Failure Is An Orphan."
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
This article is a continuation of the series on why projects fail. Poor Coordination Of Effort Companies always try to save costs on projects by not going full bore on... Read More»

What Really Is A Project Manager?
By Margaret de Haan
The longer I work in some form of a Project related role within any organization, the more I realize that the skills required to manage a Project to a successful... Read More»


By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
Why Do Projects Fail This article is a continuation of why projects fail. Inadequate attention to quality. I have seen quality problems arise from a corporations desire to embrace Auotcad... Read More»

Project Chronicles
By Ann Drinkwater
Documenting the good and bad within your project, with your stakeholders and teams is very beneficial. Through the process you will gain a strong historical account of events which can... Read More»

Managing the Manager
By Ann Drinkwater
Your organization has decided to outsource a project to an external firm. In some cases, the organization may allow your team to manage the project, but more often than not, the organization may want full reign and to manage the engagement themselves. What does this mean to the project manager from the client organization? Depending on your company’s project management philosophy (i.e. do they see project management as a scheduling function, or someone that truly manages the project and risk), this type of agreement may be more challenging than you first think. Read More»




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