April 29, 2020 at 8:28 am #3321
Dear Agile Practitioners,
We have the MCA Symposium coming up at May 15th and the first time ever it will be an online interactive seminar.
Topic: Data Based Project Planning
This Symposium will focus on Applied Project Management Concepts:
– Project pre-planning, including identifying segmented work packages
– How to resolve the impacts of the job from the labor workforce shortage
– Financial planning and layout for your job plus cash-flow projections
– Project scheduling, time and resources
Date: May 15th
Time: 9 am – 1 pm CST
10 am – 2 pm EST (to accommodate all participants in different time zones, we are starting a little bit later than usual)
To register, please go to: http://www.mcaqa.mca-soft.com/product/2020-spring-symposium/ and sign up.
We are looking forward to welcome you!
SonjaMay 11, 2020 at 2:44 pm #3465
Questions in preparation for the Symposium
Dear Symposium Participants,
As we are all looking forward to our Spring Symposium, we have some Agile Construction(R) practitioner’s insights that we can share with you at the Symposium. In preparation please review the following questions and note your answers and thoughts below:
– How do you prepare for a job starting up?
– What does Project Management mean?
– What information do you have available at the beginning of the job?
– How do you use this information?
Looking forward to your comments.
SonjaMay 12, 2020 at 9:17 am #3469
Hello Symposium Participants,
Below the next couple of videos for your review. These two videos are from Werner Electric Supply and show nice examples of vendor services and their benefits.
Please watch the videos and note down questions and comments here in the forum so we can discuss at the Symposium
Panelboard Tub Cut Out
Speed Pull Time Study
Please watch the videos and note down questions and comments here in the forum so we can discuss it at the Symposium.
Looking forward to your comments.
May 15, 2020 at 9:36 am #3535ggoforthParticipant
- This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by Sonja.
Hi Sonja and others, I’m looking forward to today’s Symposium. Please see below responses to your questions:
(Disclaimer – Answers below are based on the “in a perfect world” scenario)
1) How do you prepare for a job starting up?
– If a utility is involved with the project they are top priority to get onboard
– Set-up project in ERP system and notify accounting to add the project to timekeeping software
– Buy out the major packages (Fixtures, Gear, Bldg Sys, Generators, Lighting Controls, etc.) and get Submittals
– Review drawings and specifications looking for anything that involves our work that’s not shown on electrical drawings or is unclear, and develop RFIs for unknowns
– Develop a schedule/Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
– Review drawings, specifications, and submittals to get acclimated to the project
– Develop a site-specific safety plan
– Populate WBS with durations they expect each task to take
– Develop resource list for each task in the WBS (Labor, Materials, Tools, and Equipment)
– List pre-fab or other time-saving options the shop or vendor can perform
2) What does Project Management mean?
– In my mind, the PM is essentially their own electrical contractor within Goforth Electric. The company provides these individuals resources to complete the project. The PM is responsible for the overall success of the project
3) What information do you have available at the beginning of the job?
– Typically we have the contract documents (drawings, specs, schedule). Rarely do we have submittals at the start since the award of the project is close to when we are needed onsite
4) How do you use this information?
– We take any and all information we have and dissect to understand where the holes are ex. code violations, constructibility, missing information, anything and everything that will hold our team back from installing efficiently
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