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PROJECT MANAGEMENT
on the practices applied from the
start through to the completion.
Understanding the latest trends in
project management and what constitutes
best practices in remote project
implementation can enable an airport
to derive important benefits throughout
the process.
Current Project
Management Trends
In a recent Project Management
Institute (PMI) survey, 81 percent of
the respondents indicated that artificial
intelligence (AI) is impacting
how they are operating. Many are
leveraging AI to automate what are
considered low-value-add tasks so that
their project managers can focus on
more critical functions and ensure that
project goals are met. Also prevalent
in today's project management is
the heightened use of software that
enables better resource allocation,
use of historical project data, budget
adherence, and project progress
tracking. This is particularly relevant
in view of the Annual Report - The
State of Project Management issued by
the project management consultancy
Wellingtone. It found that 54 percent
of organizations do not have access to
real-time key performance indicators
(KPIs) for managing their projects.
In addit ion to leverag ing
advanced technologies like AI and
planning software, projects are now
more frequently utilizing cross-functional
teams led by a project manager.
This enables a project to gain access
to a broader range of skillsets - both
hard technical skills, as well as soft
skills such as team building, mentoring,
training, negotiations and
conflict resolution.
Effective Remote
Project Planning
Before a remote project begins, it
is advisable that certain policies
are in place to support a successful
implementation. Since virtual
meetings are a critical component
of remote project execution, it is
important that all participants in the
project are fully trained on how to
use a virtual conference platform,
for example, Microsoft Teams or
Zoom, and all of its features. This
will enable more efficient meetings,
communications and sharing of
information to take place.
It is also important to follow a
well-developed planning process
that also incorporates the use of
key tools. To start, there should be
an initial virtual meeting where the
solution provider's implementation
methodology is clearly explained.
This is followed by the project design
phase during which all of the project's
requirements are captured. A
useful tool, at this stage, is a Business
Solutions Description, a joint initiative
between the vendor's team members
and the customer's team members.
It involves the collection of all relevant
use cases and acceptance criteria,
which becomes particularly important
in the project implementation phase. It
establishes a sound framework for the
implementation of all software solutions
included in the project, making
sure that no critical detail is omitted,
and serves as a technology document
detailing how the systems will work.
During the project implementation
phase, the customer's team members
can refer to the document periodically
to ensure that all of its requirements
are being addressed.
Best Practices
Along with effective project planning
and implementation, remote project
management depends heavily on best
practices to ensure its success. There
are several best practices to follow,
which include:
* Start with the right team
members - individuals with
essential and diverse skills as
well as those who are able to
communicate and collaborate
effectively. Team members
should be assigned clear responsibilities
to ensure accountability
and efficient decision-making.
* Establish the project's goals
and maintain close alignment
of project goals and progress
supported by weekly internal
and external meetings with key
principals. Within this objective,
establish project priorities, but be
agile and flexible, adapting when
necessary to keep a project on
track and on schedule.
* Clear communications reflected
by reoccurring exchanges and
virtual meetings between the
solution provider and customer
to promptly address any questions
or issues that arise, and
to reinforce the best practices
being deployed.
The Benefits of Remote
Project Implementation
The most significant benefit derived
from remote project implementation is
that of cost savings. Since the solution
provider's team members' do not need
to travel, the related expenses (i.e.,
transportation, lodging) are eliminated.
There are also savings stemming
from tightly assigned and segregated
project-related tasks aligned with the
project plan and budget. Somewhat
related is the ability to access the best
team members for a project without
having to consider where they are
located.
Another benefit of remote project
implementation stems from the
ongoing use of a virtual meeting
platform for communications, project
monitoring, reporting, and training.
By recording these sessions, they can
be utilized by the end-user for review,
training, and future reference. 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
OLIVER TIEDT
Oliver Tiedt is a project manager at
INFORM. He has served in this role
for 11 years and has played a key role
in numerous successful optimization
software solution implementations.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August 2022

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Supply Chain Issues, Disruptions and Their Effect on Aviation Infrastructure
Moving an Aircraft Hangar
A Guide to Concessions
Legal Matters
Remote Airport Project Implementation Takes Off
Desert Jet’s Newest Palm Springs Facility Sets the Bar High
Airport Guru
Product Profile
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July-August 2022 - PCOV2
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July-August 2022 - 4
July-August 2022 - Inside the Fence
July-August 2022 - Industry Update
July-August 2022 - 7
July-August 2022 - Supply Chain Issues, Disruptions and Their Effect on Aviation Infrastructure
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July-August 2022 - Moving an Aircraft Hangar
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July-August 2022 - A Guide to Concessions
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July-August 2022 - Desert Jet’s Newest Palm Springs Facility Sets the Bar High
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