by Brendan Regan
Back in the early 00s, I was a project manager (PM). In a lot of ways, project management was the most challenging role I’ve ever worked in, and I’ve got huge respect for those who do it well.
One of the most challenging responsibilities as a PM back then was when something went wrong with a project or process, and I was asked to do a “post-mortem.” Some people call them “autopsies” or “360 reviews,” but they’re synonymous. The point was to determine why a project came in late, or low-quality, or over budget. Or, when an ongoing process was supposed to provide predictable outputs, but failed to do so.
This root cause analysis and reporting back to stakeholders usually involved tedious hours, or even days, spent combing through email threads to see where things got off track, where a critical piece of information was missed, or where a requirement was changed mid-project and the change wasn’t managed properly.
by Stephen Danos
Construction professionals need ways to eliminate process friction and unify everyone, from owner to architects to subcontractors, throughout the entire construction project life cycle. After all, delays often mean a construction project will go over budget, which is typically unacceptable.
Also, according to a recent McKinsey analysis of construction technology, cost-cutting technologies have gained significant momentum over the last five years.
The Smartsheet platform helps construction teams save money and time, and stay connected, empowering them to improve collaboration, plan better, and maintain control over repeatable processes, audit trails, and document versioning.
Below are many ways Smartsheet empowers construction professionals throughout the seven phases of construction project management by increasing visibility, centralizing key information, and rapid data collection through mobile-accessible forms.
by Ignacio Martinez on May 25, 2018
We take very seriously the privacy of our customers as well as their interest in keeping the personal data they entrust to Smartsheet private and secure.
We’re pleased to announce that Smartsheet has updated our policies and practices in light of the changing privacy landscape, including the introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect today.
Early in my career, I saw compliance as a tax on moving quickly that a small, growing engineering team couldn’t afford. I’m still not a hardcore compliance guy, but I have come to see the value of building compliance into a product early.
Engineering teams need to work differently to meet requirements around compliance. If you put the right things in place early on, the technical debt imposed by compliance is not very significant, whereas if you have to play catch up later, you’ll have a lot of work to do at the expense of other things you could accomplish.
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