According to Dictionary.com, the definition of forecast is as follows:

fore·cast (fôrˌkast/)
verb: forecast; 3rd person present: forecasts; past tense: forecast; past participle: forecast; past tense: forecasted; past participle: forecasted;...
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There is a saying that if you ask 10 people to define project managment, you will receive 11 different answers.  You see, defining project management is not as straightforward as one would think. This is especially true when it comes to A/E...

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Over the years we have seen that there are many different ways that successful A/E firms handle project planning. We have seen that not only does each firm plan differently, but also disciplines within a firm plan differently, and even project...

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“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

Alan Lakein, writer

In our last blog post, “Delivering Projects and Supporting Projects Are Two Sides of the Same Coin,” we discussed the importance of...

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When most people look at a coin, they only see the side that is facing them. They usually ignore the other side, unless maybe they are going to flip the coin to come up with an answer. And, in that case, they only look at the other side to ensure...

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Russ Ryan, principal at Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners, interviewed our own JJ Brantingham, co-founder at Planifi for the “Executive Corner” in the June edition of Informed Infrastructure magazine. They discussed how effective architecture and...

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Ever since their first episode on March 22, 2015, we've been a big fan of BIM Thoughts. Bill and his team have done a fabulous job of sharing the best technology and techniques in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. So,...

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Let’s face it, the success (or failure) of your firm’s projects are dependent on the very capable hands of your project managers. After all, the Project Manager is the one asked to wear many hats throughout the project lifecycle.

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The headlines make it clear, not all data belongs in a spreadsheet. Over the past several years, we’ve all seen the high profile news stories where excel errors that seem small at first lead to disastrous results.

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If you are an Architecture or Engineering firm and you’re using Microsoft Excel to manage resource planning & forecasting, your firm is in danger. Across our industry, firms big and small place immense trust in their spreadsheets. Is that safe?...

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