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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Project Management in the Engineers Journal

Building project-management capacity in the Irish Civil Service

There are numerous reasons why project management as a discipline is important to business organisations. Simply put, when done right, it helps companies save money by increasing overall project success rates. A 2009 study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (1) found that 80% of global executives believed their core competencies in project management allowed them to remain competitive during the recession. Achieving project management success is not always a simple process. For example, a ...

Continuing professional development is key to recruiting and retaining talent

In November of this year, PM Group, the international project delivery company, won the 2016 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Employer of the Year Excellence Award from Engineers Ireland.  This is an independently assessed award which recognises the company’s culture of learning and development across all its international offices and the corresponding investment by PM Group in its people. The company’s commitment to CPD is core to its success, and it is a learning organisation. ...

Exploring diversity and similarities between project managers across different industries

[caption id="attachment_33568" align="alignright" width="225"] JP Hilliard, Lafferty Project Managers[/caption] The Project Management Society is publishing a series of profiles of project managers over the coming months on The aim is to explore the similarities and differences between project managers across different industries with regard to skills, challenges and methodologies. This edition features a profile of JP Hilliard, associate director with Lafferty ...

Project management challenges and methodologies in design and construction

Over the coming months, the Project Management Society will publish a series of profiles of project managers in the Engineers Journal. The aim is to explore the similarities and differences between project managers across different industries with regard to skills, challenges and methodologies. [caption id="attachment_32526" align="alignright" width="300"] Fearghal Scanlon, head of quality EMEA, M+W Group[/caption] The series kicks off with a profile of Fearghal Scanlon, head of ...

Virtual project team-types and impact on project success

The virtual team concept emerged in the early 1990s when US multinationals and their affiliates overseas began using dispersed teams in order to integrate their work practices. Since then, increased globalisation and rapid improvements in communication technology have resulted in growth in the use of virtual teams, so that today nearly all organisational teams are virtual to some extent. It is therefore important that the working and functioning of virtual teams is well ...

Great miscalculations: the importance of validating project management assumptions

Project management applies previous experience to delivering current projects. Traditionally, this meant delivering ‘the agreed scope on-time and within budget’. Today, other parameters such as quality, environmental protection and safety are considered equally important. While the basic methods are mostly simple, it is their careful application which often makes all the difference. This article illustrates the importance of identifying and validating project assumptions. Projects are ...

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