Transforming EDMS into Integrated EVMS

As generally understood, Electronic Data Management System (EDMS),  is an automated system to store and retrieve documents digitally to avoid piles of manual documents and the complexity  involved in manually managing them. The key benefits from the EDMS are; Providing the right document to the right person at the right time with ease Better document … Continue reading Transforming EDMS into Integrated EVMS

Top challenges of EPC Project Owners, Project Managers & Engineering teams

Owners I do not have visibility into the project. It takes almost 3-5 days time to get the progress updates. By the time I receive it, it is too late to take any effective corrective / preventive action. Information overload. Very often we are bombarded with information and it takes lot of effort and time … Continue reading Top challenges of EPC Project Owners, Project Managers & Engineering teams

Agile in EPC projects – Why I am super delighted?

Can we use agile principles outside I.T?. This is one question I had to answer many times during my project management workshops, and consistently my answer was/ is ‘Yes’. I have mentored a team of lawyers who analyse outsourced cases and submit case analysis reports back, to follow ‘scrum’, one of the agile methods. Another … Continue reading Agile in EPC projects – Why I am super delighted?

Applying Earned Value Management successfully

Applying-Earned-Value-Management-successfully – WorkAsOne ­ When is Earned Value Management (EVM) applicable? We say: in every single construction project. We are not the only ones who think so. Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), being more function and detail-oriented, addresses this at length in their Recommended Practices. AACE defines two key concepts in EVM: … Continue reading Applying Earned Value Management successfully

Portfolio, Program, Projects harmony

What is a project? Projects are temporary endeavors  Produces unique products or services as output Projects are temporary in nature. That means, every project has a definite start date and end date. After the completion of the project, the team is dispersed. Projects deliver Unique products or services as an output. Developing a new online … Continue reading Portfolio, Program, Projects harmony

Why are the processes in PMBOK numbered from 4 onwards?

The processes in PMBOK are numbered from 4 onwards because chapters 1,2,3 contains the topics given below. The standard for project management The standard for portfolio management The standard for program management Code of ethics and professional conduct Projects Project initiation context Projects, programs, portfolio and operations management Organizational project management and strategies Structure of … Continue reading Why are the processes in PMBOK numbered from 4 onwards?