ProjecTools Construction Management Blog

Working with clients and experts around the world, we see and hear a lot of good and not so good practices and ideas. Holding them close to our chests just seems selfish. ProjecTools construction management blog is where we share and discuss this valuable industry Intel. So, Enjoy!

Trudging on with the status quo

Sometimes we need to get out of our own way and rethink the way we do things. This applies to the systems and processes we use to manage projects. Sometimes the option is change or become irrelevant.

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ProjecTools and Berdena – Scheduling and Primavera

ProjecTools, Primavera, and Scheduling Project  Controls Project controls are the process of tracking, reviewing and regulating the process to meet the performance objectives defined in the project [...]

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Spreadsheets and Email as Project Management Tools

Projects have too many moving parts and too many players to be trusting critical data to spreadsheets and emails. You need a spreadsheet reduction strategy.

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Make the most of today and get in front of the next boom

Times are tough in the oil & gas industry, but some companies we work with are making it and positioning themselves for the next boom. See how.

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Document Distribution and Access for EPC and Construction

Global projects have global teams that need to be in the loop. Cloud technology takes the pain out of giving teams on demand access to project data.

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Supplier Document Management for Construction Projects

Supplier document management is a vitally important component of design and build projects. Often times projects don't plan for supplier document management, so there is a scramble to process the documents, execute reviews, and provide feedback. The most common result of this scramble is throwing manpower and spreadsheets at the problem. Missing the mark in managing supplier documents leads to delays, shutdowns in operation, and upset investors and asset owners. The best way to hit the mark is planning for supplier document management alongside document management planning (preferably before the design phase).

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The Solution to Defeating Spreadsheet Hell

Let’s talk about spreadsheet hell. The troublesome representation of information, breaking data trails, ownership, security, costly management of time and resources, and efficiency all seem to plague us as we rely more and more on our “trusty” spreadsheets. Well, spreadsheet hell has a cure.

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Project Management Diagnostic 1

How proficient is your company in managing cost? Are your reports inconsistent? Do you struggle to assemble basic data like actuals and committments?

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Construction Management

Construction managers ought to take a step back every once in a while and assess their mission. Building a good product is only part of success - profitability and adding value to clients is perhaps equally important.

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Project Accountability Management

Crush expectations and requirements and make your project team the poster of project accountability management by delivering quality on schedule.

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Complex project managementHey all.

The whole team is pleased to announce that ProjecTools is now blogging on the ProjecTools website. We recognize the importance of spreading the information and ideas that we encounter. While this is primarily a construction management blog, we work with many industries to help organize and make the best use of the mass of project data. Each contributor to ProjecTools Construction Management Blog (I’ll introduce them a little later) has extensive collective knowledge of Construction Management, Capital Projects, Engineering, Procurement, Mining, Completions, SaaS, project management, IT, software development to name a few.

By the nature of ProjecTools business – making projects better through better technology, people, and ideas – we talk to tons of very smart people and they tell us incredible things. It seems criminal to not share them and open dialogue that will ultimately lead to improving the way we manage information, projects, fellow humans, and how we sort and implement the best ideas.

Please feel free to add to the conversation by emailing comments, topic ideas, or even articles to the Construction Managment Blog Team. We are open to contributions that aren’t counter to the goals of this site.

Thank you for your readership and support.

-The ProjecTools Team