Maya Angelou said “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” It occurred to me that this statement applies to more than just conversations or interactions with others. It can be applied to nearly
Every capital project is different, yet every capital project has similar components that are the fundamentals to excellent execution.
Every project should have a measurable return. Most of the time, this will be a return on capital. However, there are exceptions that focus on safety an
Capital projects are unique to more traditional projects because of the number of different and complex disciplines involved. Capital project managers deal with vendors, quality, logistics, facilities, program management, IT, operations, and maintenance. As a CCPM, you will need to clearly iden
I have been part of over 200 million dollars in project implementation. These projects have ranged from $5K to $10MM. Hundreds of projects, each with its own unique challenges. The unique challenges almost always arise from the cast of characters involved in the execution. Some want minimal involve
Yes…I said it. For some reason, nobody else will. Is it arrogance or ignorance? Why does it take so long to approve capital projects? I have spent the last twenty-four years of my career advising customers on capital projects. There are three critical responsibilities for a capital proje
In my involvement of 500 plus capital projects, hitting the budget is rare. The reasons for missing the mark are almost always the same and avoidable. For all companies investing in new capital, meeting budget targets is a critical component of the justification. Investing the company’s funds in n