Originally Posted by Arthur PE
what kind of a project costs a bil dollars? I've worked on some very large ones but 100 mil is big in my book
the worse PM is one that tries to manage a process he does not understand better than the people executing it or paying for it, subcontractors, suppliers, regulatory agencies, etc....you will be walked all over
in engineering this is particularly critical...an engineer that does not like engineering will not succeed in the engineering field
whose decision was it for you to move from engineering the PM? yours or managements?
to get into PM in your field get your PE (in canada they call them something else)
take grad classes in business and PM, there are certifications available in PM, not sure how much they are worth though
The current project I'm on Stage 1 was about $500m, Stage 2 will be similar.
It's a housing development for a large resources company. Basically land, infrastructure, houses, apartments etc.