Evolution of the virtual project team
The project environment of global virtual teams can create barriers to communication, but the shared context of the team can act as a catalyst for transforming knowledge. Charlotte Tanner discusses reflective practice for virtual communities.
Project management lessons from firefighting
Many of the tasks in the early stages of a project are spent establishing the chain of command, project procedures, roles and responsibilities and setting up the project for success. PM Oracles applies some lessons from firefighting to this process.
Project performance improvement in the broadcasting industry
“Knowledge transfer has always been a challenge for organisations,” according to David Levine, and this challenge also extends into the field of project management. The majority of rich project knowledge is gained by individual experiences, creative thinking and interaction with other team members. This knowledge is for the most part captured and stored as tacit […]
The case for BIM in construction projects
Does my BIM look big in this? This could well be the question the building and construction industry is asking itself as it struggles to contain the myriad of interpretations of what constitutes building information modelling. Frank Italia of Norman Disney Young on the case for BIM.
Information integration, the new project paradigm
Information disparity is often the biggest obstacle to managing large, technical projects like those in the mining, oil & gas industries. Rob Stummer of IFS says information integration can be the key to success for these kinds of projects.