Tales from the Project Trade

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Trafford Publishing, 2002 - Business & Economics - 104 pages
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A collection of stories illustrating the lessons learned by a professional capital project manager over a 40 year carrer. The lessons are presented in a conversational style; non-techinical, and focuses upon behavior, inter-personal style and the softer side of project failures and successes.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Agendas
9
Arrogance
11
Assumptions
13
Bad news
17
Bonuses
19
Capital project systems
21
Changing horses midstream
23
Issue and conflict resolution
59
Key numbers
61
Learning never ends
63
Loyalty and trust
65
Mutual objectives
67
Negotiating
69
Open listening
71
Personal targets
73

Check those shovels
25
Cleverness
27
Common enemy
29
Confidence
31
Confidentiality
33
Constructability
35
Contingency
37
Cost management
39
Delegation
41
Design documents
43
Diversity
45
Education and training
47
A few words
49
Frankness
51
Goal setting
53
History
55
Hoopla
57
Planning
75
Plant staff on projects
77
Procurement
79
Project justification
81
Project names
83
Promotions
85
Providing help
87
Review process
89
Safety behavior
91
Selection process
93
Sexual harassment
95
Solving problems
97
Startup
99
Success factors
101
Time
103
About the Author
105
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About the author (2002)

Paul F. Snare's career spans forty years, primarily managing capital projects with Procter & Gamble, International Playtex, Scott Paper Company and the Weyerhaeuser Company. He has a civil engineering degree and an MBA, both from Cornell University. He is a registered professional engineer in Washington and New York. Paul and his wife, Louise, reside in the state of Washington.

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