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When the Executor turns Manager

ADVISORY ARTICLE

By Anil Seth & Prashant K Sinha

Fluor India

Gurgaon, India


A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

~Horace Mann

Project Management looks difficult to many when the transition from Executor to Manger is experienced. It is even more difficult when the executor was rated excellent and expectations are to repeat the performance as a Manager.

This fear that “I may not be in position to extract the same output as was done by ME” is extremely dangerous. This fear cycle is encountered at least once by each Project Engineer.

So the question is, are the expectations getting affected? And believe me in ninety percent of the cases the answer is YES.

The problem becomes worst when the work is being executed on Distributed Execution Principle. The Team on the otherside of the Globe may not know YOUR capabilities and on each failure will brand YOU the reason. Sometimes this fear comes back again after 90% of the engineering completion (at the time when Design Change Notice is diminishing and Field Change Note is peaking).To manage this most of the Project Engineer resolve to reactive techniques (and not preventive ones) like calling emergency meeting with senior support or Department Managers/Department Heads-By doing this we are:

  • Informing our inefficiencies.

&

  • Involving those who can ONLY contribute through experience and are unaware of day to day technical hurdles.

There are ways to handle such scenarios.

  1. Use Effective Format
  2. Issue Communication mails with action plan.

The solution seems to be simpler than thought for, what we mean by above statement is:

After 90% completion of Engineering, the site/construction engineering support demand increases. If the activities are not planned …at times leads issue project deviation notice to account for such needs. All such activities consume the contingency resources. This Situation is neither liked by Project Managers nor by Department Managers.

What is an affective Format?

More…

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About the Authors

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Anil Seth

Gurgaon, India

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Mr. Anil Seth is working as Project Manager in Fluor’s Indian office at Gurgaon. Fluor Daniel India Private Limited (Fluor India) provides a full range of engineering, design, procurement, and construction management services to Indian and overseas clients. Fluor India is an established quality provider of engineering, procurement, construction management (EPC) and project management services for Fluor’s energy and chemicals, power, mining, and industrial projects, and is a key support office for Fluor facilities located in North America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia Pacific

Earlier to Fluor, was in Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at Faridabad, India and managing the Project Engineering Manager Portfolio for hydrocarbon projects. Before joining Larsen & Toubro Engineering and construction division he has worked for Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited. He holds B.E. degree with Honors in CHEMICAL Engineering from Panjab University Chandigarh India and has also done Diploma in Environmental Management. He is certified for Harvard Manage Mentor and specializes in Building High Performance cross functional Task Force as well as Converting Breakeven Projects to Profitable scenario. He can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]

To see other works by Anil Seth, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/mr-anil-seth/


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Prashant Sinha

Gurgaon, India

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Mr. Prashant Sinha is working as Project Controls Specialist in Fluor’s Indian office at Gurgaon. Fluor Daniel India Private Limited (Fluor India) provides a full range of engineering, design, procurement, and construction management services to Indian and overseas clients. Fluor India is an established quality provider of engineering, procurement, construction management (EPC) and project management services for Fluor’s energy and chemicals, power, mining, and industrial projects, and is a key support office for Fluor facilities located in North America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia Pacific

Earlier to Fluor, was with Toyo Engineering India Ltd. managing Project Control Engineer Portfolio for hydrocarbon projects. He has also worked for Indian Oil Tanking Ltd and Reliance Industries Ltd. He holds B.Tech. Degree with MECHANICAL Engineering from Kurukshetra University, India. He has sound construction as well as Engineering planning experience. He can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]



About the Company

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world’s most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative solutions for its clients in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 110 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With more than 40,000 employees worldwide, the company’s revenue for 2013 was $27.4 billion. For more information, visit www.fluor.com