I recently came across an article on projectmanager.com.au entitled â€˜Technology: Friend or Foe?â€™ and it got me thinking about technology, and also our relationship with technology in our everyday lives. We often marvel at how technology makes things easier for us, particularly when things go like clockwork, but as soon as something doesnâ€™t work for us we berate it and vow and declare never to buy that particular brand or product again.
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the opening of theÂ Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. If there is one remarkable feat in construction, â€˜The Coathangerâ€™ as Aussies affectionately call it, would have to be right up there.
As the largest steel arch bridge in the world, it took 1 400 workers, 53 000 tonnes of steel, two creeper cranes, four maintenance cranes, 18 000m3 of granite blocks, 6 million hand driven rivets and eight years to complete.
We are very pleased to announce that IPM Globalâ€™s project management suite has been named inÂ ConstructechÂ Magazineâ€™s Top Products for 2012. The winners were announced on March 1st and the full list can be found on theConstructechÂ Magazine website.
Iâ€™ve talked often on this blog about theÂ benefits a Microsoft platform can bring to a project management application. As a productÂ certified for Microsoft Dynamics, IPM has been able to use the Microsoft Dynamics platform to build on and create a useful, well designed project management solution that is suitable for a number of industries.
I just came across this study from Besner and Hobbs on the PMI website, and it was looking at theÂ top 70 tools and techniques project managers use to manage projectsÂ in the real world. Interestingly, looking at a broad cross section of project managers from organisations of differing levels of maturity and managing projects of different sizes, one thing remained constant.