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Project Management PANORAMA is Pathfinder's quarterly industry-focused newsletter. We present the "Capital Project World as seen by Pathfinder, LLC" with regard to "trending" or "controversial" industry-related topics.
We hope you enjoy this issue and as always, if you have any comments or would like to voice your views on the industry, please contact us directly.Let's continue to strive for safe, efficient, and successful projects!
Agile in Project Management
By: Steve Cabano & Maria Lizardo
There is a lot of buzz about the application of several, newer Project Management tools, practices, and processes within the engineering construction industry. Many of these new approaches have derived from other industries, such as the IT development industry. The most popular is Agile, which is an umbrella methodology that includes different approaches or frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Crystal, and so on. All these approaches adhere to the Agile methodology and its associated principles.
The technical and analytical skills of a Project Manager (PM) are essential to the successful planning and execution of a project to meet the company’s business and project objectives, but mastering the soft skills is what sets one PM apart from another in the capital project environment.
Identifying new research topics is the first and most critical step to generating value for CII members. This year, CII designed an ideation process to leverage member input and ultimately create a list of topics that will drive a positive impact on the businesses of our member companies.
Zach is one of Pathfinder’s Lead Schedulers who brings over 10 years of Project Controls experience in scheduling best practices, detail planning and scheduling, schedule analytics, Earned Value Management, Dashboards for capital projects, and Turnarounds.
Pathfinder soundly believes that knowledge sharing and collaboration of experiences and new ideas is an essential part of bringing clarity and confidence to process industry project teams across a multitude of industries.