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How Savvy PMs Succeed Building Public Projects

How Savvy PMs Succeed Building Public Projects

If you build public and private projects, you know that there’s a big difference between how a public agency works and how a private client works. How can a Project Manager (PM) who is used to working with private clients adapt to working with a public client? Public clients move slower; there’s more bureaucracy involved;…

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How to Build a High-Performing Organization

How to Build a High-Performing Organization

If your company falls short of your performance standards, you can fix that by understanding the three types of people who report to you. The Three Types: The people who just DO their jobs The people whom DON’T do their jobs The people that DO MORE than their jobs Let’s start with the #3, the…

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How to Build a Strong Company Roster

How to Build a Strong Company Roster

A vital exercise for construction company CEOs In the world of sports, the best executives are always evaluating their roster of talent. They strive every day, season after season, to field a team of talented players that fit with their organization’s culture. Great construction CEOs do the same thing. They consistently assess the people in…

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How to Ensure Smooth Project Hand-Offs from PM to PM

How to Ensure Smooth Project Hand-Offs from PM to PM

Three problems occur when you move a Project Manager (PM) to a new project, and another PM takes over their work: Production (and profit) decline because the new PM doesn’t understand the work. The field crews don’t have a relationship with the new PM and keep bugging the first PM with their issues. Customer satisfaction…

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Why the Definition of “Success” Needs to Change

Why the Definition of Success Needs to Change

Project Managers (PMs) are considered successful if their projects are profitable. But think about that method of evaluation. How much control does a PM have over project profit? On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being no control, 10 being complete control? They aren’t a 1, but they are certainly not a 10. That…

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Are Your Project Engineers Learning and Growing from Their Mistakes?

Are Your Project Engineers Learning and Growing from Their Mistakes

I have just finished building out my home gym in my garage. I’ve got a Squat rack, Olympic bar, and weights.  I even installed a small sauna. I love lifting weights, and my goal is to increase (and maintain) strength without getting injured. Last week I was bench pressing, and my fourteen-year-old son was helping…

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