Aligning Projects and People

The business of building is largely about aligning projects and people. Contractors exist to build projects. People design and build the projects. The management team, structure, and systems bring it all together.

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Delivering projects to customers is the foundation all contractors are built upon. This is the Project Value Stream (PVS) and a critical part of both strategic decisions and the contractor business model

People design, build, and maintain those projects. People provide all the critical support functions that allow a contractor to grow profitably and sustainably. This is the Talent Value Stream (TVS)

Holding all this together starting with the Foremen, Superintendents, and PMs are the managers. Management requires discipline to align people and projects, deliver consistent outcomes given inconsistent inputs, and develop people. 


 

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