Control. Insight. Performance.
Project managers know that if they had these three “virtues of management” as part of their daily operations, they’d be able to 1) do a more effective job as team leader, 2) really understand the forces that are causing issues or concerns and readily fix them and 3) stay on time and under budget, improving the bottom line.
Glenn Ebersole once wrote an article entitled “Viewpoint: Construction industry faces financial challenges in 2015.” I’m not sure how many of these challenges were specific to 2015—it seems to me these challenges have been part of the construction industry for a long time—but perhaps it is telling that these challenges remain. The challenges he enumerates are: