Brenda Fay

Deficiencies: The Achilles’ Heel of Construction Projects

By Brenda Fay

This week, please welcome Paul Behner, an accomplished project manager in the construction industry, as my guest writer. Deficiencies are a standard line item on most, if not all, construction projects. Construction project deficiency is … Read more

Projects: Helping Others Become Successful

By Brenda Fay

I just read an article by Ross Simmonds on creating blogs. Most of it was about technical aspects of blogging – distribution and the like. But the last point struck me. It was general good … Read more

What is the PMBOK?

By Brenda Fay

The articles I write have to do with project management. The document upon which I base much of my viewpoint is the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge, or PMBOK (pim-bok) for short. This … Read more

The Desiderata for Projects

By Brenda Fay

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful … Read more

Where’s the Project Manager?

By Brenda Fay

Yesterday a friend told me the story of a house under construction. The carpenter arrived to install kitchen cabinets but discovered the drywallers’ work wasn’t complete. She also learned the electrician hadn’t completed his job … Read more

Stakeholder Engagement

By Brenda Fay

Recently I went to a luncheon hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, which my company was proud to sponsor. (See our logo on the banner to right of stage above.) The topic of the … Read more

In “the Biz”

By Brenda Fay

Recently, I fell into a new project – getting a TV series produced. It’s amazing how much project management is involved in the entertainment industry. When I was in St. John’s last month, my friend … Read more

Managing Projects the PMI Way

By Brenda Fay

Most projects have many moving parts. When you’re in charge of all those parts, you need to stay on track and be organized. I am very proud to have taught the three project managers referenced … Read more

Contract Improvements

By Brenda Fay

This week I had some contract issues to look at regarding an agreement with a supplier. Several areas concerning deliverables needed to be examined. I called the supplier to get more insight on what had … Read more

The Best Kind of Goal for Managing Change

By Brenda Fay

I attended a workshop recently which was about change and how people deal with it. My goal in attending was mainly to learn more about myself and how I react to change that I didn’t … Read more

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