What do we mean when we say were solving

What do we mean when we say were solving communication on the construction site? Read this blog and find out!

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Everyone avoids…The Talk!

Project managers need accurate progress updates from site.   Unfortunately, they often get that classic conversation:

PM:    “How’s it going, eh?”

SUPER: “Pretty good, good, yup”

PM:  “Are we on track?”

SUPER: “Fer sure, fer sure, they, the boys are workin hard, eh”

PM:  “Are we gonna finish on time?”  

SUPER:   “Well, I can’t say fer sure…. You know, it all depends, but it looks good

Words spoken:  43

Communicated: 0

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Project managers need to know what is complete, what is not communicated and how much progress has been made.   They need to be aware of any delays and changes that occur, as they occur. Then, ongoing problems can be recognized early and addressed. The project manager can coordinate trades, material deliveries, and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Without accurate information, with just that classic smokescreen conversation above, the management part of job becomes impossible.

Progress updates, including good news, such as who finished early, are helpful to PM’s and Supers alike.  This helps everyone make the most efficient use of their time.

Trades need to know what to do next and what their critical path items are.  They don’t need the whole project plan or production schedule, just a list of upcoming tasks, including critical path items.

Site super needs to know what the trades are doing and what the project manager wants to get done in the next two weeks – What are the priorities/ critical path items and potential problems?

To make this multi-directional communication possible, consider a tool such as SupersList.  

It will allow the PM to share the project plan with the Super (step 1).   The Super can record updates and changes on his cell phone, using the simple, easy to use “SupersList” app.  He can assign tasks to various trades and when he presses the share button, the trades can see that next task on the list.   They can report back completion rates and problems. The Super can see the updates as they get recorded. …. So can the PM….   So now there is no need for that difficult conversation: The Talk!

Canadians talk about the #weather.

Canadians talk about the #weather. Its what brings us together. #CanadianCulture   A family member has been travelling, living and working abroad for a number of years.   As a customer rep, she is in front of clients on a daily basis.   Conversation topics and points of commonality often run out.   Each nationality has at least  one topic that always inspires heated discourse.   For Americans it is Trump.   For the British it is the Royals.   For Belgish it is Brussels and for Canadians it is the weather.  Really? not hockey?   yes, it is the weather.   After all the Canadian teams are knocked out of the play-offs, even hockey may be a fail.   But the weather always lingers…

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SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING RISK IS EASIER THAN You Think

SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING RISK IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK!
What if I told you that you could plan for risk, better your chances of knowing what types of risk to expect, mitigate risk and even circumvent risk with one piece of software? Sound impossible? I knew you’d think that! But I’m here to tell you that it’s not…
Let me introduce to you RiskMP – a ground-breaking software that can and will make risk management on your next project as easy as 1, 2, 3. RISKMP
Every project plan carries with it some uncertainty and risk. Addressing and managing that uncertainty or risk is made easy with RiskMP. Built specifically for the construction industry, RiskMP software leads you through the steps of creating a risk management plan. RiskMP makes executing and managing that plan easy throughout the entire project.
Risk management is about being proactive – not firefighting. By anticipating, planning and addressing risk you can reduce the magnitude of its impact and keep the project on track. Managing risk is essential to delivering projects on time and on budget.
Project management best practices include a solid risk management plan.
Since project management requires constant communication, RiskMP makes your project plan accessible to you any time and anywhere that you have Internet or cell phone access.
Effective risk management requires dialogue; with the project management team, with remote sites, owners and consultants. RiskMP allows you to share project plans and risk management plans with any number of users, at your discretion.
RiskMP integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Project to facilitate a continuous risk management process. Reports on top priority risks, are available at the press of a button along with mitigation plans and costing information. Graphs convey the risk profile through the course of the project. And because the status of a project can change from day to day, RiskMP makes it easy to synchronize and update with the project plan.