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Previous research has established that effective communications are essential to the successful completion of engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects. However, this finding would be of little benefit without a reasonable means of measurement.In 1996, the research team for RT...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-105 2/7/2016 6:10:11 AM
Knowledge Area DefinitionThe project organization (or project team) is a group of persons organized to perform a project within an enterprise. Communications is the process of determining the information and communications needs of the project stakeholders: who they are, what ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/project-organization-communication 2/15/2016 10:22:02 PM
Wireless communication technologies, the transmission of voice, video, and data without the use of wire linkage, are capable of enabling on-demand access to all project information by all parties at any location. The technologies include the use of cellular phones, mobile phon...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-136 2/7/2016 6:11:50 AM
Knowledge Area DefinitionHuman resource management is a function in organizations designed to maximize employee performance in service of their employer s strategic objectives. HR is primarily concerned with how people are managed within organizations, focusing on policies and...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/human-resource-management 2/15/2016 10:21:09 PM
Best Practice Definition A long-term commitment between two or more organizations as in an alliance or it may be applied to a shorter period of time such as the duration of a project. The purpose of partnering is to achieve specific business objectives by maximizing the effec...
/resources/knowledgebase/best-practices/partnering 2/15/2016 11:29:13 PM
Commissioning Startup DefinitionPerform commissioning and operating activities required to achieve design performance levels. The phase may be executed by the Owner or by a third party under contract. A Performance Test Report is a normal product of the phase.Topic Summaries
/resources/knowledgebase/project-phases/commissioning-startup 2/15/2016 10:30:18 PM
Feasibility Definition Identify a potentially beneficial business opportunity and perform initial analysis, scoping and Order of Magnitude Estimate to determine whether the opportunity is worth further investigation. Completion of the Feasibility Phase may or may not result ...
/resources/knowledgebase/project-phases/feasibility 2/5/2016 12:27:19 AM
Best Practice Definition A project-focused process that builds and develops shared goals, interdependence, trust and commitment, and accountability among team members and that seeks to improve team members problem-solving skills. Topic Summaries
/resources/knowledgebase/best-practices/team-building 2/15/2016 11:30:05 PM
Handover and Closeout DefinitionPerform regulatory, contractual, archival and Owner required activities to close the project in an orderly manner. Once complete, the project Handover Closeout has been fulfilled. The facility Handover may occur early during this phase if a ...
/resources/knowledgebase/project-phases/handover-and-closeout 2/15/2016 10:30:32 PM
An effective team building process can bring significant, not simply marginal, improvements in project execution and results. Use of team building represents a step change in the way projects are managed and in the ultimate project performance.It is not uncommon during the d...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-037 2/7/2016 6:19:20 AM
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