Project procurement and identifying value
In a buying decision only two elements really matter: acquiring the goods or services you need and the price you pay. Dr Lynda Bourne imparts some advice to project team members tasked with procurement to see the real value in a proposition.
Project procurement and corporate social responsibility
The world at large is starting to realise that maintaining good community relationships is part of any organisation’s licence to operate in the modern business environment, and at the same time is capable of increasing profits, reducing costs and benefiting the community, writes Lynda Bourne.
Reversing the management view of project costs
The simple fact ignored by most project managers is that cost is an output from the management process, and pretending cost is a manageable input is a recipe for disaster. Pat Weaver on the negative effects of traditional cost-cutting and how to really trim costs.
9 steps to define design requirements on your project
At the end of the business case stage of the design management in the project lifecycle, the owner should be better informed of all important design related issues and possible impacts on the project business case. Paul Sancandi on what happens during the outline design stage.
Project management on the rise in oil and gas sector
Engineering, procurement, construction and drilling support services supplier ICON Engineering will implement project-based ERP suite IFS Applications to manage its operations and expansion, indicating the growth of project management in the oil and gas sector.
Conference to address negotiating better project contracts
The Contract Law Fundamentals Conference, presented by Akolade, will visit five capital cities in February 2012, addressing issues surrounding negotiating, drafting and enforcing commercial contracts, including project contracts.