Practical Training In Primavera P6

By Daniel G. Burk

Most organizations are managed for mediocrity. The facts are clear: only a third of organizations that achieve excellence are able to maintain it over decades; even fewer manage to implement successful transformation programs. These statistics have devastating implications. In business, most of today’s companies will falter within twenty years. In government, the majority of reform programs will fail. And so will most efforts to create broader social change.

This new book by Daniel Burk is written for those who intend to beat these odds. It is a must-read for any leader asking these types of questions:

  • How can we dramatically—and quickly—improve our organization’s performance?
  • What are the known pitfalls of transforming an organization?
  • How do we ensure that our performance improvements will last? 
  • How do we create a culture of continuous change that will help us sustain competitive advantage in a constantly changing world?

The book ends on a positive note. The first imperative for executives and leaders across all sectors (private, public, and not-for-profit) is to maintain an external orientation—that is, don't become so wrapped up with internal challenges that you lose sight of how the world is changing. A second is to be prepared to rethink your assumptions and stay agile, because change will play out in ways that are scarcely predictable. The third is to be optimistic—with three billion people set to join the global middle class, and technological progress happening at breathtaking speed, there are huge opportunities for individuals and organizations.

About the Author

Daniel G. Burk

Mr.. Burk is a Managing Director and is based in the New York City area. Mr. Burk has directed hundreds of project management assignments across a broad range of transportation, commercial, healthcare, detention, and industrial projects, as well as complex development and hospitality projects. Mr. Burk has over thirty-two years’ experience in design, engineering, construction and project management, contract administration, Oracle Primavera CPM scheduling, and claims avoidance and disputes resolution. A regular speaker at conferences and industry events, Mr. Burk lectures on a range of construction topics, including strategic planning and cpm scheduling, project management, and construction forensic sciences. Mr. Burk is responsible for numerous written works in these fields. Mr. Burk holds a visiting professorship at Columbia University in New York City.

 

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