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Real-World Project Management Results

In this chapter, you learn why a thorough, initial research phase can pay off handsomely for your project, the difference between squeaking by and excelling, and why open and easy communication is critical to your project’s success.

Helping Site Managers to Be More Effective

Marcus works for a large metropolitan construction firm that handles 20 to 40 projects annually, ranging from new-home construction, office buildings, and parking lots to assorted public works projects. Each project is headed by a project foreperson who has various assistants and from 5 to 25 crew members who handle the labor.

Like any business in the construction field, the company has had its ups and downs over the past several years. ...

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