generic task management

5 Reasons Generic Task Management Tools Don’t Work for Energy Projects 

Task management tools are used by individuals, teams, and organisations to plan and prioritise tasks and projects efficiently. The many off-the-shelf, generic task management tools on the market range from spreadsheets, to software and online project management platforms based on the Kanban board (a visual ‘note board’ style project management…

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enterprise resource management

Why use Enterprise Resource Planning Software for Energy Sector Projects

The unique ERP challenges of the energy sector The project delivery demands of every industry are unique. The global energy industry presents a particular set of challenges in its structure, the scale and complexity of projects, and its multiple stakeholders with competing demands. All this is compounded by what McKinsey…

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Is Green the New Black? Thoughts from Proteus’ Chairman and Co-Founder, Professor James McCallum

Is Green the New Black? Thoughts from Proteus’ Chairman and Co-Founder, Professor James McCallum

This week I joined Kelvin Ross from Enlit Europe's Power Engineering International as a speaker and panelist to discuss the topic, 'Green is the New Black', along with fellow panelists Chandran Jayabalan from Aggreko, Mika Tienhaara from ROCSOLE, and Michele Lauriola, from Baker Hughes.  Those who know me will know…

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project lifecycle

How Project Lifecycles Need Digital Solutions to Make Them Efficient

The typical project lifecycle framework encompasses the tools and protocols required to successfully manage and deliver project goals, taking a project from conception to completion.   The Association for Project Management (APM) describes the three most common project lifecycles as linear (or waterfall) with phases executed in sequential order; iterative (or…

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Why do some projects fail? It comes down to 3 factors (and Excel)

Why do Some Projects Fail? It Comes Down to 3 Factors (and Excel)

Projects fail. All the time. According to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 2021 Pulse of the Profession report, a staggering 48%[1] of energy projects in 2020 were failures. So it’s natural to ask: why do projects fail? Back in 2007 the PMI’s researchers broke the reasons for project failure down into…

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Energy industry trends

Energy Industry Trends for 2022: Volatility, Resilience, and Transition

Carbon emission accounting and reporting will become a more dominant pressure for all industries. What will 2022 bring for the energy sector? Here are our three big predictions for this year and beyond. Volatility and opportunity Faced with the triple challenge of price swings, unpredictable renewables generation, and fluctuating demand,…

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4 Things Energy Sector CEOs are Doing in 2022 (Spoiler Alert: Decarbonisation is one!)

Business resilience, digital transformation, talent retention and decarbonisation will shape strategic direction We have arrived in 2022 facing continued challenges on the back of several years of global disruption. Businesses are emerging from the turmoil created by the Covid-19 pandemic, compounded by energy market volatility, geopolitical uncertainty, and the structural…

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digital transformation 2022

What does Digital Transformation in the Energy Sector Look Like in 2022?

Digital transformation can help energy firms navigate a turbulent market, but they need to focus on practicalities, deliverable projects, appropriate partners, and organisational change.  If ever there was a year to talk about unprecedented challenges in the energy sector, 2022 is it. From wildly volatile prices and accelerating adoption of…

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future-proof business

3 Game-Changing Things Energy Companies can do to Future-Proof Business

We know it is a phrase you see in every sector, but for energy companies the need to future-proof business is a real and relevant challenge. Within the energy sector, recent global disruptions and external pressure for rapid climate change solutions are mounting. Businesses in the sector have no choice…

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