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Deficiencies: The Achilles’ Heel of Construction Projects

By Brenda Fay / March 15, 2017

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 Deficiencies: The Achilles’ Heel of Construction Projects

Projects: Helping Others Become Successful

By Brenda Fay / February 9, 2017

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 Projects: Helping Others Become Successful

What is the PMBOK?

By Brenda Fay / January 17, 2017

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 What is the PMBOK?

The Desiderata for Projects

By Brenda Fay / December 22, 2016

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 The Desiderata for Projects

Where’s the Project Manager?

By Brenda Fay / December 8, 2016

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 Where’s the Project Manager?

Stakeholder Engagement

By Brenda Fay / December 1, 2016

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 Stakeholder Engagement

In “the Biz”

By Brenda Fay / November 25, 2016

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 In “the Biz”

Managing Projects the PMI Way

By Brenda Fay / November 16, 2016

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 Managing Projects the PMI Way

Contract Improvements

By Brenda Fay / November 9, 2016

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 Contract Improvements

The Best Kind of Goal for Managing Change

By Brenda Fay / October 19, 2016

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 The Best Kind of Goal for Managing Change

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