Where do you look to learn new ideas, get inspiration, and discover new tools? We’ve entered a new decade and opportunities are always there to become better in your industry. In project management there is constant change that can be proven by the new technologies and digital transformations that have been occurring globally. Attending annual project controls conferences can increase your
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Construction professionals are always looking for the newest technology and news to keep them up with the latest in their field. Magazines are one of the top worthy tools that construction professionals use along with participating in trade shows and conferences. However, since magazines are sometimes free or low-cost tools, they are still a preferred method of learning and skill development
Bill Gates once said "We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” And as a budding online training enterprise, we at Plan Academy truly value the feedback of our clients. We love hearing from our students. And we always take their feedback into consideration when we plan a new course or training event. That's why we're excited to announce today that Plan Academy has
This year, investing in yourself should be on your priority list and if you’re ready to kick off 2019 by being around like-minded people and industry professionals; attending conferences is a great way to do this. It doesn’t always have to be just about business, it can also be a great excuse to visit and experience different places around the world and meet people from all over the globe.
Construction productivity has been declining since the 1990’s (Mckinsey&Company). With the rapid growth of digital technology and IoT, Oracle is developing a 15,000-sq-ft facility that provides a space for industry professionals to test new products – the Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab, in Deerfield, Ill. According to research from Mckinsey&Company, large projects take 20%
In 2018, schedulers, planners & cost controllers will continue to deal with the pressures of managing complex projects amidst scarce resources, limited budgets and tight deadlines. And while most project controllers will spend their time in front of a piece of software, our project controls software is changing and evolving in our connected world. Project controls software tools play a
Update: Check out the list of Top 24 Project Controls Conferences to attend in 2019! 2018 hasn’t even started yet and I’m already trying to get you fill your calendar. Now isn’t that something! But hey, the sooner the better and this will be one thing off of your to do list for next year. As you may know, accurate planning and scheduling is important. Not only for your work projects, but
Quietly in July, Oracle released this year's 2nd iteration of it's Primavera P6 EPPM & Primavera P6 Professional Project Management application, release 17.7. Why am I saying this is the 2nd iteration? In 2015, Oracle committed to delivering 2 releases per year x.1 and x.2. At that time they shifted their version from version 8.x to version 15.x, seemingly jumping 7 versions in numbers. The
The Primavera P6 Cloud is here. Are you ready for it? A while back, I explained that the Primavera Cloud offers most of Oracle's Primavera applications in the Software-as-a-Service model. That means companies can pay Oracle to spin-up a hosted implementation of say Primavera Unifer and be up and running in hours. It also means no fiddling with servers or the tear-inducing WebLogic backend
It wasn't that long ago that Oracle released the Oracle Primavera Cloud, a cloud-based offering for Oracle's popular project management software packages. If you've been following the news, you might know that Oracle was a bit late to the cloud-party. Nonetheless, if you work in an enterprise with large Primavera installations, you'll be happy they finally showed up - fashionably late
Oracle announced new updates to the Primavera P6 suite at March's Oracle Industry Connect event. I wasn't there, but I did recently attend a webinar about the recent release and I've been playing with the new versions of Primavera P6 Professional and Primavera P6 EPPM. I've put together an overview of what new with Primavera P6 15.1 to share with you all. This release has updates for both
Oracle Primavera has just released version 15.1 of it's flagship project management & scheduling software Primavera P6. But for the many who are users of Oracle Primavera software products, this release might come as a big surprise - especially since the last release (2014) was version 8.4. But don't fret, there's a simple explanation to a seeming jump of 7 major software versions over the
Worried that your project might be the next one canned due to the current oil slump? Closing 2014 oil prices were 49% in decline and if this continues it could reach the all time low we saw in 2008 where oil dropped 67%. The infographic below shows the big drops in oil from 1988 to 2014, and according to the data there's still hope. Although the longest recovery time was 157 months in 1990,