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Deploy Like a Butterfly, Manage Like a Bee

Deploy Like a Butterfly, Manage Like a Bee

As the first employee at Enstoa, I have participated in over 100 system implementations since our inception in 2007. In my experience, the capital projects team has been the most expensive cost center per employee. Their technology needs are seldom understood and are often overlooked. These teams go by various names such as physical assets, facilities management / real estate, design and construction but their primary objective is to manage the construction and maintenance of all revenue generating assets.

What If We Could Do What We Do Best?

What If We Could Do What We Do Best?

What-ifs - I love doing "What-ifs" and "Time Impact Analyses", even risk workshops; they break the drudgery of the dreaded monthly report.

Recently I have let myself mull over a few compelling "What-ifs."

What if… we didn't have to waste, I mean spend, hours maintaining our own "database" of project costs and then reconcile them against Finance's "system of record?"

Three Ways to Build Public Trust on Megaprojects

Three Ways to Build Public Trust on Megaprojects

In the built environment, the sheer size of megaprojects often means treating them as a cluster or series of smaller projects. Sometimes one part of the megaproject is planned as a part of the public infrastructure while another is not.

For instance, Wisconsin-based Landmark Development is currently planning a $20 billion Chicago-based megaproject that will include a major transit hub near Soldier Field—the football stadium that’s home to the Chicago Bears.