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e-Builder.net 800.580.9322 info@e-builder.net v02/08 WHITE PAPER 4 Trap 7 : Internal Staff Internal staff are often not technically or managerially capable or don't have enough time to manage a capital project and still perform their day jobs well. There are well-intentioned, conscientious administrative staff that we ask to behave like project manager professionals (PMP) certified project managers or cost engineers. We find internal staff often feel they can't push back on their boss, executives, other staff, and design experts without jeopardizing their careers, even when requests are questionable or don't follow the original plan. To avoid conflict, they try to make the request "fit into the program," which rarely works. Trap 6 : Project Teams Project Teams often feel they can "scale up" from managing smaller projects to much larger projects by using current processes and spreadsheets. They don't fully understand the amount and complexity of the information they are about to receive and the damage that can occur if or when they fall behind or make mistakes. Handling the onslaught of RFIs, addendums, bulletins, meetings, minutes, tasks, shop drawings, product submittals, invoices, and rejected and resubmitted data can be daunting without previous experience, strong procedures, and proper staffing levels. Get your copy of The Capital Management Survival Guide for an actionable road map on reducing risk and improving performance, including: • Top challenges facing owners of capital programs • How best-in-class project teams are structured • Using technology to improve productivity, gain visibility and create transparency across your entire program • Measuring success and capturing return on investment • Knowing the difference between an owner-centric project management information system (PMIS) and a contractor-centric solution Go to: https://www.e-builder.net/white-papers/capital-program-management-survival-guide • Measuring success and capturing return on investment • Knowing the difference between an owner-centric project management information system (PMIS) and a contractor-centric solution • Top challenges facing owners of capital programs • How best-in-class project teams are structured • Using technology to improve productivity, gain visibility and create transparency across your entire program 6 7

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