Article #073 The Need to Have a Single Version of the Truth of the Capital Project Entities and Stakeholders Directory

One of the key requirements for a construction project is to have what is known as the construction project directory. This directory will include the latest contact details of all entities and stakeholders that could be involved in delivering the project. Those would include the project owner, project management consultant, engineering consultant, supervision consultant, general contractor, subcontractors, vendors, permitting authorities, and entities that are part of the HSE management plan such as fire stations, police, hospitals, and clinics, among many others.

Using a Project Management Information System (PMIS) like PMWeb, the companies’ module will have the latest details of all those entities regardless if those entities were part of the current project or not. For each entity, PMWeb allows capturing the head office address location as well as the address locations for all other branches and divisions, finance, quality, safety, and other departments details, and insurance and registration status details.

In addition, the companies’ module allows capturing the details of all contact details for each company as well as the details of the resources that belong to this company. Those could be humans, equipment, and another type of resources. Those resources which are predefined in PMWeb resources modules will be used in different PMWeb modules such as daily reports, organization charts, resource requirements, timesheets, and cost estimates among others.

The data captured in the companies’ module will provide the real-time single version of the truth for the project directory report. The report will have a table to detail each company’s contact details and project role. In addition, there will be an interactive map with the location details of each company based on the Latitude and Longitude values provided in the companies’ module. The report can filter the displayed companies based on their project role or any other created filter. The project directory report will be automatically updated depending on the selected project.

About the Authorfounder

Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM is a Senior Project Management Consultant with more than 35-year service record providing project management and controls services to over 100 projects with a total value of over US $5 Billion. Those projects included Commercial, Residential, Education and Healthcare Buildings and Infrastructure, Entertainment and Shopping Malls, Oil and Gas Plants and Refineries, and Telecommunication and Information Technology projects. He is thoroughly experienced in complete project management including project management control systems, computerized project control software, claims analysis/prevention, risk analysis/management (contingency planning), design, supervision, training, and business development.

Bassam is a frequent speaker on topics relating to Project Management, Strategic Project Management, and Project Management Personal Skills. Over the past 35 years, he has lectured at more than 350 events and courses at different locations in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and South America. He has written more than 250 articles on project management and project management information systems that were featured in international and regional magazines and newspapers. He is a co-founder of the Project Management Institute- Arabian Gulf Chapter (PMI-AGC) and has served on its board of directors for more than 6 years. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), and Earned Value Professional (EVP) from the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) and Green Project Management (GPM).

Bassam holds a Masters in Engineering Administration (Construction Management) with Faculty Commendation, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA, Bachelor in Civil Engineering – Kuwait University, Kuwait and has attended many executive management programs at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA and London Business School, London, UK.


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