September 2010

Engineering and Construction 2010 Supplement

Managing projects in a global environment

What does it take to facilitate projects in several time zones away?

Poddar, S. K., Poddar & Associates

Globalization is driving many EPC projects to be international in nature. As such, the project owner and/or selected contractors are from various parts of the world. Sometimes, the international project is not located in the main contractor’s homeland but is located in a third country. Such scenarios are becoming more prevalent than ever before. Managing any project, particularly an international project, requires special leadership skills and awareness by the project manager, and his/her team must work together in a coherent manner to drive project success. This article explains the challenges and opportunities in managing international projects. More important, it discusses the speci

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