HKA in Middle East Consultant

Middle East Consultant is a monthly publication and the only dedicated construction consultancy publication in the region. The February 2018 edition profiles HKA in the Middle East, following the official HKA brand launch in Dubai.

One question asked by Middle East Consultant was “What technology will have the biggest impact in the market?” HKA Tech’s Michael Konieczka responded:

“Advances in power storage will have the biggest impact. We will also see increased use and expansion of AR in the construction industry. Additionally, we’ve found that the need for collaborative tools for managing all stakeholders and increasing communication has been on the rise, and is becoming more embraced in the Middle East market. Through the use of these tools, we will see a greater desired use of mobile platforms and mobile apps to provide the necessary inputs for these systems.
“Wearable technology is a trend that is just coming into the market, and its use will continue to grow as the development improves. The industry is moving towards big data gathering and providing analytics for historical information, building performance and real-time reporting. The need to be able to report on all aspects of a PMO and the associated projects requires hundreds, if not thousands, of inputs from multiple stakeholders to provide the necessary analytics. This is being supported and driven by the increased acceptance of cloud-based collaboration platforms.”      Read more

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Project Schedules – Managing Effectively with a Project Management Information System

Managing a project’s schedule is a fundamental task for all enterprise project management teams. The schedule’s level of detail depends on the available level of detail for the project scope —which is usually reflected in the work breakdown structure (WBS) — as well as the role of the organisations involved in the project delivery. Read more

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Effectively Managing Project Scope with a PMIS

Regardless of its size or type, no capital construction project can be effectively managed without first defining the scope of work involved. Moreover, a project plan must also detail exactly how the project team will deliver the scope of work by the completion date. Indeed, managing project scope is one of the most critical aspects of project management, and over the years, numerous best practices and standards have been developed to address this knowledge area. read more.

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PMWeb Version 5.2

PMWeb Version 5.2 new features include Bluebeam Integration and enhanced Resource Management.

PMWeb Clients may now upgrade to Version 5.2. There is no additional cost for this upgrade for Clients on Software Support & Maintenance Agreements or using PMWeb’s Software as a Service (SaaS) – just contact us to make the arrangements.

In addition to integrating with Bluebeam (rapidly becoming the industry standard for design and construction workflows) and introducing the first of a series of new Resource Management enhancements, Version 5.2 builds on the success of 5.1’s new features to add further enhancements. It is the official current release version of PMWeb and is installed in all new instances, whether on-premise or SaaS. Read more about Version 5.2.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) selects #PMWeb for its Capital Construction Project Management Information System.

DID YOU KNOW: The EIB is the world’s largest international public lending institution. As the “Bank of the European Union”, the EIB has over 2,000 employees and was founded in Brussels in 1958 when the Treaty of Rome came into force. Its current headquarters are located in Luxembourg.

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Great Wolf Resorts selects PMWeb for its Capital Construction Project Management Software.

Great Wolf Resorts selects #PMWeb for its Capital Construction Project Management Software. DID YOU KNOW: Great Wolf Resorts Inc. – the parent company of Great Wolf Lodge – is North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts. Great Wolf currently operates 14 resorts in North America with three more currently under construction. #ConstructionSoftware #PPM #PMIS

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PMO Quick Start Toolkit Update

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HKA Tech’s popular PMO Quick Start Toolkit has now been updated with 2018 pricing and a refresh of a number of the governance documents. The PMWeb PMO Quick Start Package allows the rapid set-up of a PMO’s systems and processes, based on proven approaches to PMO governance and administration.

The standard PMWeb SaaS (software as a service) package, with this PMO enhancement, provides a one-year service that can be renewed annually thereafter.  PMWeb SaaS is delivered via Amazon Web Services, using an Amazon Private Cloud. Existing locations such as those in Australia and Germany can be operational in less than 7 days. Other available locations include England, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, Brazil and Central Canada. The base Quick Start package includes:

  • PMWeb modules and toolkit items for program and project management (including change control), cost management, contract management, document management and custom form builder
  • Licences for approximately 10 people
  • Core Module with Microsoft Business Intelligence, security controls and reporting
  • PMO templates, forms and governance documentation – including developed templates to manage Risks, Issues, Actions, Decisions, Deliverables, Benefits and Lessons Learned
  • Initial configuration to meet the Client’s specific needs, including security set-up and user permissions
  • Administrator training and User training
  • 12 months technical support (24/7 online, live operators during business hours)

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