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Government agencies tasked with managing environmental site cleanup strive to increase competition and decrease their environmental liabilities. Many utilize contracts that shift cost overrun risk to contractors. Cost-conscious contractors are transitioning more responsibility to project managers, with less budget and fewer staff to execute project support functions previously provided by company resource organizations.
Now many project managers feel like they’re managing their own small business--completely in charge of their destiny. This has led to the ruin of many projects and even the demise of a few proud companies. Best Practices for Environmental Project Teams provides project managers and their teams, Government managers, and regulatory agencies with action-oriented guidelines for executing 9 essential business competencies.
- Understand your Government Client Business Model
- Implement a Flexible Environmental Quality Management System
- Develop and Utilize User-Friendly Project Websites
- Develop Superior Proposals
- Develop Superior Project Work Plans
- Implement More Rigorous Scope Management Tools
- Effectively Control Field Work
- Utilize Cause Analysis to Generate Solutions
- Design User-Friendly Work Processes for Project Teams
Project managers, engineers, geologists, chemists, superintendents, and home-office quality managers who support multiple project teams
Chapter 1. Best Practices for Environmental Project Teams
Chapter 2. Understand Your Government Client Business Model
Chapter 3. Implement a Flexible Environmental Quality Management System
Chapter 4. Develop and Utilize User-Friendly Project Websites
Chapter 5. Developing Superior Proposals
Chapter 6. Develop Superior Project Work Plans
Chapter 7. Implement Rigorous Scope Management Tools
Chapter 8. Effectively Control Field Work
Chapter 9. Implement Cause Analysis to Generate Solutions
Chapter 10. Design User-Friendly Work Processes for Project Teams
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- © Elsevier 2011
- 12th July 2011
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Dr. Stephen Massey shares practical experience acquired over a 30-year career of providing problem-solving and process improvement support to project teams who plan, perform and document critical functions associated with environmental cleanup. Experience includes implementing ISO-14001 environmental management systems and risk management techniques to decrease environmental impacts and increase resiliency. He has served as Program Quality Manager on several large environmental contracts consisting of numerous individual project task orders. Key customers and stakeholders include the United States Department of Defense (Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State and local regulatory agencies. Projects involve soil, groundwater and facility contamination cleanup; military munitions and unexploded ordnance (UXO); and treatment plant construction, repairs and maintenance. In 2011, he authored “Best Practices for Environmental Project Teams” (Elsevier, 2011), and earned his B.S. Degree in Geological Science from San Diego State University.
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