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The Promising Future of 4D/5D BIM and Planning

The Promising Future of 4D/5D BIM and Planning

Building Information Modeling or Building Information Management (BIM) is a broad terminology used to describe the process of creating and managing electronic information throughout the life cycle of a project. Project managers use certain technologies to develop a digital narrative for all the project steps, which typically includes 3D models with detailed information. Other useful information such as end-product, project execution, and handover information is also included in this description.

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Role Of Quality in Environmental, Social and Governance Impact (ESG): How Management Solutions Fits Into The Equation

Role Of Quality in Environmental, Social and Governance Impact (ESG): How Management Solutions Fits Into The Equation

When talking about sustainability, quality, and ESG, organizations have to analyze all aspects of their business. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to what you should do to ensure sustainability. As a professional, taking advantage of Management Solutions’ consulting services allows you to enhance your understanding of sustainability and business management, leading to effectively running your project.
What makes these people exceptional? At times, great PMs may not be able to recite the guidebook or other PM frameworks so what is their secret?

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October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 Newsletter

Today’s economies are dramatically changing, triggered by development in emerging markets, the accelerated rise of new technologies, sustainability policies, and changing customer preferences. Digitization, remote work environments, the emergence of hybrid PM approaches, emphasis on softer skills, as well as AI and data analytics have revolutionized nearly all industries.

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September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to fall! What a great time of year where we see the colors changing on the trees, football is back and in full swing, and the taste of pumpkin is everywhere. As we enter this new season, in addition to the aforementioned reminders, fall is time for going back to school for many of us and our families. I remember back in my childhood, one of the things I hated the most was that first day of school when we groggily awake to that blaring alarm clock only to hear my parents singing the song “school days, school days, dear ole golden school days.” You can imagine, as a teenager wishing summer would never end, this singing was not welcomed. However, as I look back now, I am so thankful that my parents instilled in me these two things: the importance of education and continual learning regardless of your age.

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August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

Often when we think of summer we think of relaxing, putting our feet in the sand and taking it easy.

Summer is a great time to do a mid-year review of your business and perhaps make some smart moves.
The idea is to work smarter, not necessarily harder. Businesses often prefer to conduct reviews at the beginning or end of a year and maintain the status quo throughout the summer months. However, most of the time you come back from vacation and immediately get slammed trying to catch up and deal with past problems instead of looking for opportunities for the second half of the year.

As a result, businesses end up with the same troubled systems, processes or employees so nothing changes. Then suddenly the year is almost over, and valuable opportunities have passed. Let me challenge you to hit the accelerator on improving your strengths and eliminating weaknesses.

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Writing Can Make or Break a Business

Writing Can Make or Break a Business

Writing is an essential skill for those in business. To have a good relationship with coworkers and bosses or to sell ideas and services requires us to communicate effectively. Many people think of writing as a work of art or talent that develops through experience, intuition and reading; however, the science of good writing is found to be more objective than many believe. Management Solutions and Project Controls Solutions spend a portion of our time writing proposals and other content for our clients. So how exactly do we go about generating excellent content for our audience and how does our writing benefit our clients?

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What are the current Hot Topics in Project Controls?

What are the current Hot Topics in Project Controls?

The Project Controls Virtual Expo highlighted many topics related to the services Management Solutions and Project Controls Solutions offers. The opportunity to continue our professional development through events like the expo allows us to gain experience in the industry to better serve our clients through the services we provide.

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Project Controls Virtual Expo Recap

Project Controls Virtual Expo Recap

Understanding each of the team dysfunctions and exploring ways to overcome them (i.e., focusing on achieving the opposite of each dysfunction) is a great test of one’s leadership skills. An effective leader assesses the team’s weaknesses, what team dysfunctions exist within the team, the causes of the dysfunctions, and applies ways to overcome the dysfunctions to improve team performance.

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Improving Team Performance by Overcoming Team Dysfunctions

Improving Team Performance by Overcoming Team Dysfunctions

Understanding each of the team dysfunctions and exploring ways to overcome them (i.e., focusing on achieving the opposite of each dysfunction) is a great test of one’s leadership skills. An effective leader assesses the team’s weaknesses, what team dysfunctions exist within the team, the causes of the dysfunctions, and applies ways to overcome the dysfunctions to improve team performance.

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The Making of Great Leaders

The Making of Great Leaders

This blog focuses on the competencies of leadership required for effective team leadership to deliver projects successfully and the details behind successful leadership at Management Solutions. We will cover the similarities and differences between project management and leadership and learn about practicing leadership skills in managing projects including interpersonal communication skills, negotiation skills, influencing skills, and team building, as well as the most basic leadership competencies in motivating and inspiring teams. Through this blog, you will be able to identify leadership competencies that can transform successful project managers into effective leaders.

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The Importance of Trust

The Importance of Trust

Trust is a delicate, yet powerful force that paves the way for every business’s success and it can be shattered in an instant.

Sandra J. Sucher, a Harvard Business School professor, authored a book titled “The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It,” which describes the business, economic and societal importance of trust and how to regain it once it’s been lost. This blog covers important points from the book.

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8 Things We’ve Learned About Teams in a Difficult Year

8 Things We’ve Learned About Teams in a Difficult Year

Regardless of the industry, teamwork over the last year and a half has been complicated. Managing the safety of ourselves, the concern for our colleague’s safety, looking after our families and responding to a different atmosphere of living, family and social situations left us exhausted. Emotional and psychological hurdles were created due to the pandemic and all the changes it brought only added to the complexities in maintaining team continuity. Misunderstandings and overreactions combined with heightened tensions and raw nerves from the learning curve of online interaction are inevitable.

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A quick guide to project controls

A quick guide to project controls

Project Controls Solutions’ quantitative assessment tools and practical, case-based training programs are based on over two decades of experience providing project controls expertise to government and commercial clients on some of the largest and most difficult nuclear, environmental, national defense, transportation and infrastructure projects.

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Skills required for success during each phase of project management

Skills required for success during each phase of project management

Management Solutions recognizes the multitude of problems, issues and risks project managers and controllers face daily. The profession is challenging, and good project personnel must manage clients’ expectations, identify a risk-triggering event, maintain clear communication lines with all stakeholders, control scope while trying to bring the project in on budget and ahead of schedule.

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