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Project Management Thread

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by merkur, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. William01

    William01 New Member

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    Project management is a very important business concept; it helps in the smooth flow of the project. Doing project management is really very beneficial for business people; it will help them to maintain a track on things going on in the project. There are number of project management service providers out there.
     
  2. cross22

    cross22 Senior member

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    In my experience, PM role can be productive when tasks are highly repeatable. However, it becomes harder, and even counterproductive, as the task becomes more dynamic and innovative.
     
  3. Risque

    Risque Well-Known Member

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    The PM overseeing my current project starts at 8.00am, leaves at 5.30pm. We've been hitting all our deadlines and are looking on track to wrap up on schedule. Former PM was often staying up until 1.00am getting involved in the minutiae.

    Seems that if you can distance yourself from the small matters, and negotiate realistic delivery timeframes up front, you're on the track to being a decent PM.
     
  4. g-banger

    g-banger Senior member

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    Meeting Minutes - nuf said

    anyone here have a PMP cert? Im looking at doing my CAPM next few months (been elegible for a while)
     
  5. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    I've been pretty knee deep in the shitstorm that is operations, logistics and project management in general. I have to say that of all the systems that I've been exposed to, I like scrum the most. By separating the role of the babysitter from the whip cracker you get great compliance from both teams and management.
     
  6. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    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



     
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  7. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    Maybe the kind with several million in goodwill and the rest as per normal? I know there must be some kids here who've worked on satellites. :foo:
     
  8. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Other than: dam's, military projects (and only then its submarines, aircraft carriers or attack ships; technically a 'new' b-2 would cost $1.01 Billion), spacecraft, and the international space station, cross-country pipelines, and nuclear power-plants, what else costs a billion dollars?
     
  9. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    semiconductor fabs
     
  10. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    10 most expensive
    10. The Panama Canal (375 million)
    9. The Chicago Spire (750 million)
    8. Taipei 10 (1.75 billion)
    7. Burj Dubai (4.1 billion)
    6. Akashi-Kaiyko Bridge (5 billion)
    5. The Ford Aircraft Carrier (8.1 billion)
    4. The Large Hadron Collider (9 billion)
    3. Boston’s Big Dig (15 billion)
    2. Three Gorges Dam (30 billion)
    1. International Space Station (80 billion)

    I've done PM on some large projects (AK pipeline, Mon-fayette expressway, Imclone faciltites, both pilot & production, pfizer/groton/viagra facility, among others) usually the electrical construction, and 20-50 mil under one guy is a lot of fiscal responsibility....

    the new One World Trade Center is ~4 bil, but bil projects are generall far and few between

    Shell is looking at a 3 bil investment in my area and I want a piece of that work
     
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  11. apz06

    apz06 Well-Known Member

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    im in project managing/project consulting. . MUST BE ABLE TO MULTI TASK AND DEAL WITH PEOPLE BREAKING YOUR BALLS ALL DAY
     
  12. lychee

    lychee Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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