Ramblings of a construction nerd... Woodpecker holes in our ship.

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, November 17, 2016

We all have woodpecker's who mean well but can work against us at any time... leaving holes everywhere and creating risk. The little devils can show up in our thinking, in our relationships, in our business and especially in the world of construction project information management (or lack of information management)  Read More...

Project Management to Mitigate Construction Legislation Risk

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Construction industry is by nature rife with risk; there is always danger of some sort of mistake, equipment liability or catastrophic injury. This is true on construction projects large and small. An added risk exists if local governments make changes to their legislation and the changes are not picked up on right away by a construction company.   Read More...

Take a Minute to Improve Your Business with Your Smartphone

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Whether you’re an Android enthusiast, or an iPhone loyalist…smartphones of all and any kind have become the communication hub of business, no not in business, in all facets of society. The era of the smartphone is well and truly underway. Lets face it everyone under the age of 70 has one, and most of those over it…even if they don’t quite know how to use it.   Read More...

Construction Legislation and Project Management

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

There are few industries in the world that have more inherent risks than the construction industry. Whether it is a custom home or a new skyscraper in a major metropolitan city, there is always a chance of some catastrophic injury or mistake.   Read More...

4 problems on a project that can be countered with project management software

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We often encounter problems on a project, and sometimes even the best of project management practices isn’t able to avoid them. But we know there are also those other problems on a project that should never have arisen in the first place. Sometimes it comes down to the way the project is managed, and the skills and experience of the project manager, as to the kinds of problems you encounter, and whether they are the avoidable or non-avoidable type. But there are other times when problems can be avoided by simply using the right kind of project management tools for the job. So I thought I would illustrate 4 common project problems that are avoidable, or at least mitigated with the right project management software Read More...

If you don't attack the risks, the risks will attack you – project management tools to help attack risks head on

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We all know projects carry some degree of risk, but the important thing is to try to manage and mitigate the risk so that it doesn’t evolve into an issue on your project. Too many times, companies have either not conducted a risk assessment, or have ignored risk assessments and not properly addressed and dealt with the risk, and the risk has come back to bite them tenfold.   Read More...

Workflows

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The project game is quite a complex and risky one.  Everything revolves around business processes, from approvals,to meeting follow-ups, risk management, change management (variation) control, the list goes on.......  Typically, many of these processes are managed in one way or another, often externally via a spreadsheet, or an Outlook reminder, or quite frankly a piece of paper on the Project Manager’s desk.  And of course because every business, in fact every job, can be different, why should the software author be the one to determine what path a process should follow?    Read More...