Top Ten Myths of Third-party Inspection

Misunderstanding of third-party inspection is caused by hidden knowledge gaps and not limited to inexperienced personnel. Third-party inspection (inspection) is a strategy used by capital projects in energy and other sectors to ensure suppliers’ equipment and materials are delivered complete, … Read More

A Simple Solution for Complex Capital Projects

Companies know capital projects often cost more and take longer than expected[1]. These problems are recognized industry-wide and significant. An increasing number of projects are delivered behind schedule, beyond the cost estimate, and fail to meet expectations[2]. Unbelievably, 98% of … Read More

What is the First World?

Once, my 12-year-old son asked what the first, second, and third worlds are. I said: You are standing by a swimming pool on the roof of a hotel, with an ice-cold Coca-Cola in your hand. This is the first world. … Read More

For Project Success, Say and Write What You Mean

The Project Management Institute’s report The Essential Role of Communication revealed that ineffective communication has a negative impact on project success >50% of the time. So, why make it difficult for others to understand what you mean? Related: Successful Projects … Read More

What Reading is Essential for Your Career? A Glossary!

Introduction Reading is a known career advancement strategy. Self-directed reading is key to earning and maintaining professional credentials. Daily reading has many benefits including increased knowledge and reduced stress, and comprises varied approaches, such as the: Renaissance Learning method (15 … Read More

Supplier Quality Surveillance Before and After COVID-19

Inspection strategies have not changed but inspection considerations have. COVID-19 is an infectious virus that was first identified in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Its spread has become a global pandemic. The COVID-19 virus outbreak is a human tragedy that directly … Read More