First, you need to measure the environmental impact of your project and the greenhouse gases associated with delivering it. Second, you can make changes to the design and plan of the project by reducing energy use or implementing a recycling policy. Third, offset or neutralize residual carbon footprint by implementing eco-friendly activities or supporting CSR projects.
Therefore, my motto is: “Listen actively. Try to learn something from each person you meet. Construction workers need to be heard just as much as any other project stakeholders. And listening to what they have to say can be more than an eye-opening experience – it often means progress, innovation, and successful project delivery."
In contrast our experience shows that it will take more than that: far-reaching restructuring measures in many places, competence and experience and investment in digitalization based on a holistic project understanding.
Working for international projects is exciting and rewarding. At the same time moving abroad is a challenging and overwhelming experience. The good news: "Good preparation is half the battle." Here my 4 challenges.
Understanding a country's business culture is central to doing business successfully. My current assignment took me to Saudi Arabia. Business etiquette is different here than in other countries, and today I would like to share my personal experience.
The Project Triangle helps project managers understand the limits of a project, which then guides them in their everyday decision-making process. It is a reminder that projects cannot be cheap, good, and fast all at the same time, and that project managers should know where to make adjustments or compromises should change be warranted.
At PM&C, the focus is on people. We live diversity. Martina Wirnsberger-Brandl and I manage PM&C as equal partners.
So, I can only encourage every woman to start a career in project management, because the project world is unique and achieving goals together in a team is exciting and fulfilling at the same time.