Embracing the challenge in a new era of project management and delivery
March 22, 2018
March 22, 2018
In an ever-changing industry, we must look past traditional execution and tackle a new way of delivering successful projects
The key principles behind effective project management have proven true over time. Successful projects combine sound leadership, relevant experience, and strong communication and collaboration. They integrate proven systems, established controls, and risk management techniques. Most of all, they prioritize great client service.
These fundamental principles are tried and tested. But will they be enough to meet the future needs of our business?
I ask this question now because we are experiencing significant changes in how projects are tendered, executed, and delivered. With that, I’ve also noticed emerging trends and challenges in our industry. The following headlines hit our news feeds recently:
News in the coming weeks and months may be even more impactful. So, what can we learn from the present to position us better for the future?
As our world evolves, we continue to push the boundaries of construction. Taller buildings, increased demands for dense urban environments, and complex infrastructure projects are all prominent.
I believe the answer lies in embracing change and adapting to the “new world” of project delivery. In this ever-changing industry, we need to develop expertise in our existing skillsets while adopting and honing new ones.
As our world evolves, we continue to push the boundaries of construction. Taller buildings, increased demands for dense urban environments, and complex infrastructure projects are all prominent. But, we’re also seeing new levels of sustainability, increased use of prefabricated materials, and innovative delivery models.
How can we better address these challenges and keep up with industry trends? By sharpening skills to help us solve new problems faster. Collectively, we need to enhance our creative thinking and problem-solving techniques, work toward technology solutions, and understand how—and where—value can be added to the projects we deliver.
Our project management team is always looking for ways to embrace the opportunities that change can bring. Below are some examples:
Change is never easy, and the pace of change and innovation is increasing in all areas of our business. To position ourselves well for the future, we need to dynamically—and strategically—adapt to our evolving world. We need to embrace change by creating a new culture and establishing a diversified approach to delivering successful projects.