Project management


The Project Management society is a special interest group for engineers involved in project management in a range of industries, providing CPD and networking events for engineers.


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Configuration management: An overview

Configuration management is a systems engineering technique first developed in the Cold War, to control US military projects. It was conceived to prevent common project afflictions of scope creep, poor documentation, and undisciplined change to a product (the output of a project) throughout its lifecycle. At its core, it creates a comparison between product requirements, product documentation, and end product. This comparison collectively reflects the configuration of the ...

Crisis? 'Anticipator' project managers move ahead of 'responder' counterparts into top spot

Project and programme managers used to be judged by how well they responded to a crisis – now they are judged by how well they anticipate one. In a world with increasing uncertainty lies a dire need to reframe leadership competencies. There is a need for a resilient and positive mindset in the world of project and programme management. Change is even more difficult in this environment where conflict within the organisation is almost inevitable. So the current-day project and programme ...

How can engineers become effective company directors?

Whether you are a partner in an engineering consulting practice, a director in an engineering company or part of an executive in either, ensuring that good corporate governance practices are in place is of paramount importance to a successful organisation. Engineers bring a particular and valued discipline to any organisation. As they rise through the ranks, it is important that they broaden their skill set so that they can contribute when they rise to leadership level. These additional ...

The project manager’s essential guide to building information modelling

Project managers have a very important role to play to help clients achieve their objective for on-time delivery, within budget, at optimal quality, with zero accidents, with optimised operational or lifecycle cost and reduced environmental impact and technology. Processes like BIM can really help balance all these things and allow better engagement of all the stakeholders. The professional project manager (acting as the client’s advisor and client representative) must be engaged from the ...

Planning for Brexit – a practical approach to project management

Brexit commenced in earnest when the result of the UK referendum, which was held on 23 June 2016, was announced. Prior to the referendum, most Irish businesses hoped that the vote would be in favour of the UK remaining within the EU. The result of the referendum was a massive shock to the Irish business community. The shock has evaporated only to be replaced by a high level of uncertainty. The reaction by the business community is reflected in the political arena as evidenced by the Irish ...

Three ways to increase profit margins using automated engineering

Most manufacturers see investments in factory connectivity not just as a means of cutting costs, but also as a way to increase revenue. In fact, respondents to the Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 anticipate additional revenues of £775,000 (€873,000) in the next 12 months because of their investments in connectivity. Automated engineering is not about engineering humans out of the production process. Regardless of how a control system is used, whether it is by manual code writing or by ...

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