Proven methods influence how leaders choose to approach issues that are affecting the future of business.
Here you can peruse a cross-section of our ideas and see where creativity meets capabilities.
by Michelle Banner PCS is delighted to be supporting the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) with their commitment to continual improvement of qualifications and assessments. PCS has been awarded a contract to review the bank of assessment...
hey rely on project teams to implement strategic initiatives on time and on budget. The question is, “how do we begin to close the skills gap”?
Like atomic physicists, project management professionals have working knowledge of the challenges of prediction, particularly when dealing with an abundance of data. With current tools for tracking time, budget, and resource management, there is no shortage of data – what’s needed is greater insight.
ne of our core values is ‘Servant’s Heart’ – putting service before self, and serving the communities we live in. We would like to congratulate Management Solutions Program Manager Tiffany Hearn for her outstanding example of putting this value into practice with her recent graduation from the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Oak Ridge Program.
the data, how do we translate it into actionable insight? While we may not have the preternatural deductive gifts of one of literature’s greatest detectives, we can leverage Power BI, a data visualization tool we’re using to change the way our clients think about their projects.
While some may embrace the revolutionary technological change brought about by artificial intelligence, others may fear a robot-ruled dystopia. From a project management perspective, it’s prudent to avoid extremes and take a pragmatic look at how the future of the profession may be impacted.
Happy Spring! I’m excited to announce the formal launch of our Environmental and Construction Division.
As you can imagine, determining whether to launch a new division is tough – it requires reviewing the marketing, financial, technological and managerial requirements for business growth. After working through these questions, we decided to expand our offerings to pursue more technical opportunities, especially in the environmental space. Although we have offered Construction Management Services for several years, we’re excited to expand the scope of this Division to now include Environmental services. We wanted to create the Environmental and Construction Division so that we could 1) provide additional capabilities to our current customers, but also 2) to pursue additional opportunities in the growing environmental sector.
core philosophy of simplifying complexity, we assist with the fast-changing needs and challenges clients face in a competitive global marketplace.
While Ernest Hemingway’s maxim, ‘when people talk, listen completely’ is most applied as advice for writing naturalistic dialogue, we think it has equal merit for management consulting. When our client, a cutting-edge American biotech firm, reached out to us for support on their complex mission to produce both a therapeutic component and a new production facility simultaneously, we embraced the challenge with open ears.
A Department of Defense client tasked Management Solutions LLC to perform environmental groundwater sampling and monitoring as well as perform supplemental services to advance the site toward closure.
A Department of Defense client tasked Management Solutions LLC with the preparation of Finding and Determination of Eligibility (FDE) documents for eighty (80) Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) properties all over the USA that are lacking eligibility documentation in support of an audit of program completeness.
Goal setting is an essential exercise for teams and individuals. Besides just improving focus and motivation, goals lead to increased personal and professional development, a heightened sense of fulfillment, and increased productivity.
One of the keys to getting the most out of this process, however, is ensuring that you have an effective method for creating, tracking, and adjusting goals. Many teams focus on creating SMART goals, which are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based.
While this is an effective method to use, it’s important for leaders to appreciate that there are lots of other methods out there that could be a better fit for their teams. Exploring some of these methods can lead to pushing teams further and getting even more out of the process. Here are a few other goal-setting methods that leaders might consider using to help center, focus, and motivate their teams going into the new year.
Four Reasons Why Traditional Approaches to Building a Project Workforce Are Inadequate and How We Can Help
For decades, the United States has been the global leader in research and technology. In recent years, however, there has been an intensifying drumbeat of urgent calls to address the aging infrastructure that underpins US leadership in innovation. While most think of...
Welcome to our July newsletter! Relax, Reflect, and Recharge: What does balance mean to you? It’s July, Summer is in full swing. Wherever you are, I hope you’re finding time to unplug from work. That’s because the greater your responsibility, the...
Welcome to our June newsletter!
In this edition you will be introduced to:
Powerful tools for data visualization
Insights on artificial intelligence and project management
An Employee Spotlight on Program Manager Tiffany Hearn
think of effective leaders as being ‘front and center’ – so what would it mean to ‘lead from the side’? Find out on Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 am EST (11am BST), as PCS Senior Trainer Paul Darling, PMP, delivers his talk at the PCS Virtual Expo on the topic of “Leading from the Side: Leadership Lessons from the Military.”