E38 Colin Ellis with Colin Ellis PTY LTD and Charity Carr with Olympus Construction Management
As a Project Management leader are you focusing on your people? In this episode we chat with Colin Ellis and Charity Carr about the importance of the human element of Project Management. We kick off our discussion talking about Colin’s book, The Project Book. The discussion takes us to the people side of Project Management. As we focus on the soft skills of project management we recognize these actually are the hard items to focus on. We then discuss the importance of purpose and culture to achieve the results we’re looking to hit. The future of project management has us evolving away from the triple constraints and moving towards improving culture and providing value.
Listeners have asked to hear from PM leaders within the Construction industry and we hit the mark with Charity. She shared with us her experiences and the work she is doing to build and expand on the Mayo Clinic campus. We learn of the similarities and differences between construction projects and technology projects. Charity shares the benefits of IDP, Integrated Project Delivery within the design and construction space that leads to improved communication and teamwork.
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Colin D Ellis is an award-winning international speaker, best-selling author and renowned workplace culture and project management expert who delivers speeches and development programs around the world that inspire, motivate and entertain!
Able to draw on more than 30 years of public and private sector project leadership experience in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, Colin gets people talking through his emphasis on people being the best version of themselves and creating teams and communities they can be proud of.
Colin is originally from Liverpool in the UK and now lives in Melbourne, Australia following six years in New Zealand. He is known for his snappy dressing, sense of humour and love of karaoke.
Olympus Construction Management is a Construction Consulting firm with offices in Phoenix, Arizona & Sacramento, California. They specialize in 3rd Party Project Management and Owner’s Representation. Olympus becomes a part of the Owner’s team and continuously represent their interests on the project. Beginning at project conception, they manage the entire process from planning through occupancy and even beyond. They listen to the Owner’s needs and implement their goals into each project.
With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Charity Carr is well-versed in many facets of design and construction. Owner, Project Management – Estimating, Budgets, Contracts, etc. Complete project oversight and management from conception to completion. Construction – Subcontractor Management, Assigned Division Management, Estimating, Project Engineering, Project Management Design – Revit Architectural Modeling, Test Fits, Interior/Exterior Wayfinding Sign Systems, Presentations, Database Design General – Document QA/QC, Employee Mentoring, Code Research, Software System Development Communication – Internal/External Team Management and Communication
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