Projects and the Power Industry: The Next Normal

November 17th, 2020

In recent years, the Power Utilities industry has been characterized by change and increasing opportunity. To keep pace, organizations have funneled more investment into capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) projects. In emerging markets, the Power Utilities industry has been experiencing strong demand for several years. Power generators and transmission and distribution companies have done […]


Is Your Railway Project Performance Getting Off Track?

July 27th, 2020

When I ask railway owners and contractors if they use software to manage their projects, the answer is always a resounding YES. When I ask if they experience cost or schedule overruns on a regular basis, the answer is also YES. Why is this? The mainstays of any project-based organization are the scheduling tool and […]


Benefits and ROI of Automation in Project Controls

June 2nd, 2020

[Download in Spanish]   [Download in Portuguese]   When a company is facing the impacts of globalization, experiencing low profitability, losing market share, or lacking the ability to maneuver and compete in the market – it invariably relies on cost reduction as a course of action for survival.   Chapter 1: The Problem     When […]


Essential Project KPIs and the Financial Returns that Love Them

March 18th, 2020

Essential Project KPIs

Project KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators, are measurable values that help you evaluate project performance. When executing a project, it is important to develop meaningful KPIs that help ensure projects are delivering intended benefits. This traditionally meant staying within budget and on schedule. But in today’s complex and competitive landscape, KPIs also need to ensure […]


5 Reasons Your Capital Projects Software is Failing You

March 5th, 2020

If you’re reading this blog post, it’s safe to say that you either deliver or invest in capital projects. And if you are involved with capital projects, you’ve most likely experienced cost and schedule overruns and projects that have not delivered intended benefits. In fact, according to the Construction Industry Institute, less than 6% of […]


Methods and Tools to Support a Business-Driven Project Management Office

January 30th, 2020

In our fast changing world of capital projects, many organizations are looking to digitally transform their Project Management Office (PMO). Their goal is better control of their project portfolio. Project management methodologies, certifications and tools have around for many years and have considerably increased the maturity of PMOs. However, even as projects are managed better […]