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  1. Project Alignment A strategy for building High Performance Project Teams Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  2. Alignment Overview • Roots from TQM and Partnering • Challenges facing our industry today • Development of PM Team for Implementation • Use of workshops Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  3. Third Level Thinking • Concept: Direct Thinking • Level One: Personal - Professional • Level Two: Organizational • Level Three: Project / Venture • Alignment within the Third Level Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  4. Level 1 Thinking • Personal - Professional • Respect for self • Responsible for security of self and family • Personal pride Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  5. Level 2 Thinking • Organizational Thinking • Awareness of organization(s) on your side • Interest in the well being of your own group • Intersection = contract / communication lines Owner Designer communication lines Contractor Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  6. Level 3 Thinking • Project or Venture perspective • What is in the best interest of the PROJECT • Confirm decisions in best interest of: • Project - (Level 3) • Each Organization - (Level 2) • Each person - (Level 1) • Win - Win SOLUTIONS on all levels • Trust and Fairness PROJECT Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  7. Project Alignment • Looking at issues from three viewpoints • Technical, Business, Strategic • PM’s set tone and LEAD BY EXAMPLE • Positive expectations, values, beliefs • Objective is to achieve the overlap of organizational interests PROJECT Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  8. Leadership Team - PM’s • Overlap of Level 2 lines • Begins with PM’s • Buy-In of PM’s from major parties • Sound Business Concepts • Daily influence to make it expand PM Team Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  9. Project Manager Team • Power of the Core Team • Using Alignment for managing resources Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  10. Building Blocks Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  11. Eight Alignment Principles • Align Focus • Align Forecasting • Align Systems • Align Professional Standards • Align Confrontation • Align Authority • Align Feedback Systems • Align Expansion Strategies Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  12. 1 - Align Focus • Strategic, Business and Technical Perspectives • Long Term, Intermediate and Short Term Focus Areas • Primary View Points - Owner, Designer and Constructor Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  13. 2 - Align Forecasting • Project Future Events using “Forecasting” Techniques • Optimize project opportunities to excel beyond standards • Identify, plan and take action to avoid negative impact events • Executive, Management and Field viewpoints • Long Term, Intermediate and short term snap shots in time Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  14. 3 - Align Systems • Formal and Informal Communications & Contract Administration • Process flows and Cycle Times • Optimize Resources of all Team Members Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  15. 4 - Align Professional Std’s • Align Owner, Designer and Constructor guidelines for: • Acceptable Professional Behavior • Acceptable Professional Standards • Setting the example • A productive environment for people to work in a fair, open and honest means for Communications Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  16. 5 - Align Confrontation • Align organizations to resolve issues in a timely manner: • With the best information • Using Strategic, Business and Technical viewpoints • With flexibility to innovate and design solutions • Utilize Dispute “Avoidance” Techniques Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  17. 6 - Align Authority • Align Project Needs: • Owner, Designer and Constructor • Strategic: • Executive Level Alignment and Understanding • Business: • Lead Project Management Roles & Responsibilities • Technical: • Field Level Delegation Terms for Decision Making and Giving Direction Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  18. 7 - Align Feedback • Track the perceptions of the people on the Project Team: • Trust, open communications and fairness • Reinforcement of contributions towards accomplishments • Measure attitudes • Catch people doing something right Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  19. 8 - Align Expansion Expansion Strategies New people and organizations need to be invited to join the Alignment Team, participate in the meetings, and support the strategy. Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  20. Building Blocks Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066

  21. Implementation • Project Manager Team first • Executive Sponsor Level • Expansion to the Office Team • Expansion to the Field Team • Continuation of Field, Office, PM and Sponsor teams Applied Technologies - 860-408-9066