7 Reasons You Need a Mobile App to Manage Projects

7 Reasons You Need a Mobile App to Manage Projects

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Monday, 20 March 2017 03:55

They told you that Mobile Apps are good because the World needs to go paperless; that a Mobile App will lower costs for your Company; that you need to start using that App on the Construction Site.
You have been told many things... and here are 7 selfish reasons why YOU probably want to push for that Mobile Management App.
See for yourself...

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5 Secrets to Manage Project Documents like a Pro

5 Secrets to Manage Project Documents like a Pro

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Monday, 13 March 2017 03:56

In a world where communication travels at the speed we can type, it becomes more and more difficult to keep up with the demands for fast answers. Today more than ever, having "the last version" at hand is of major importance.
On top of that, documents are created so easily that we often end up (really quickly) with multiple versions of the same thing...

How do you cope with that???

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A Kanban Board is the Tool You Need to be on Top of Your Projects

A Kanban Board is the Tool You Need to be on Top of Your Projects

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Monday, 06 March 2017 04:17

We have all being told that in order to be productive we need to write down a list of things to do. As a matter of fact, to-do lists are the most popular thing among productivity junkies.
Unfortunately, many drawn their own list ending up with a cluttered piece of paper that will be forgotten shortly after it is put together.
If you are in that group, Kanban boards can help you to make sense of your list by bringing action into the game...

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Introduction to the Last Planner System

Introduction to the Last Planner System

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Monday, 27 February 2017 03:49

Are you familiar with the Last Planner System?
With this blog post, I aim to describe LPS following a rather traditional approach. This is the first post of a series in which I will provide some fresh insights by using a variety of conceptual frameworks, primarily including production theory, design science and communication constituted organization. I intend to provide some practical insights to how LPS can and should be implemented. 

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How to Setup your Gantt Charts with Realistic Time Estimates

How to Setup your Gantt Charts with Realistic Time Estimates

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Monday, 20 February 2017 03:58

Chances are that at some point in your career you worked on a Project that extended considerably past its deadline... or it was doomed to end that way if a massive amount of extra resources was not added at the last moment.
Keeping deadlines is of fundamental importance and yet, we seem to be so good at missing them. Why does that happen so often?

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7 Crucial Signs You Need a Construction Management Software

7 Crucial Signs You Need a Construction Management Software

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Monday, 13 February 2017 04:14

Perhaps you are still handling Projects with pen and paper but you surely noticed it is getting harder and harder to keep up with the fast pace of construction industry. The need for speed made old tools obsolete and today you need a digital system in order to stay on top of your construction project.
Here is a checklist for you to evaluate when it is time to leave pen and paper behind...

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Why You cannot manage Projects via Skype, WhatsApp or Messenger

Why You cannot manage Projects via Skype, WhatsApp or Messenger

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Monday, 06 February 2017 03:38

Over the last 10 years, we had one single major lifestyle change: we are always connected.
Smartphones became part of the way we interact with the World and they can be a powerful tool to boost our productivity.

But there is a catch...

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Teamwork: the essential ingredient in your Project

Teamwork: the essential ingredient in your Project

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Monday, 30 January 2017 03:55

Behind every remarkably executed Project there is a great Team. You can't just pull it off alone.
Perhaps hundreds of years ago it was possible to be excellent while working solo, but today (in our hyper-connected and hyperactive World) you need a Team to make things happen fast and according to the plan.

So how does a great Team work???

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3 Secrets to Excel on Your Construction Project

3 Secrets to Excel on Your Construction Project

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Sunday, 22 January 2017 03:37

A construction Project is more a marathon than a sprint.
You should always keep this in mind if you don't want to end up burned out in the middle of the works. While a good planning helps to see the big picture and to know what is ahead, one can get stuck with micromanagement of small everyday activities.
How do you cope with that?

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How to Plan Your Construction Project Successfully

How to Plan Your Construction Project Successfully

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Monday, 16 January 2017 04:06

Planning a project requires very specific skills and a deep knowledge of the activities needed for its successful implementation.
Successful scheduling begins by assigning a good Project Manager to the task of planning.
But with all the variables in play, how can everything come together on time, on budget and with the desired quality?

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