“Begin with the End in Mind” – Steven Covey’s Habit #2 among his classic, [The] 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey writes that “Habit #2 is based on imagination--the ability to envision in your mind what you cannot at present see with your eyes. It is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There is a mental (first) creation, and a physical (second) creation. The physical creation follows the mental, just as a building follows a blueprint. Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.”
“With a clear vision of your desired direction and destination”
Although Covey was writing about individual potential and outcomes, his words ring true for organizations and companies as well. “The physical creation follows the mental, just a building follows a blueprint”. Having a blueprint helps us define “what” the end is, but doesn’t necessarily give us a clear picture of how and when we’ll get there.
Great lesson! But how does this apply to Bentley and our industry?
Bentley recognizes that many organizations are looking for better ways to track project status and progress, to identify potential bottlenecks and help predict expected project finish based on current trends. In his session, Introduction to ProjectWise Project Performance Dashboards, at the ProjectWise LEARNIng Conference in Seattle, Senior Product Manager, Rimantas Varavinicius, introduced ProjectWise users and administrators to how using ProjectWise Project Performance Dashboards helps keep the end in mind.
ProjectWise Project Performance Dashboards give insight into answering common questions that keep project managers awake at night.
How it Works
Single dashboard cloud service, delivered as a Bentley CONNECTION service
Data comes from multiple sources, including:
What it Does (Key Benefits)
What is Shows
Project status and trends
Potential project bottlenecks
Transmittal responses drill-down report
Project activity statistics
To Sum Up
ProjectWise CONNECTION Services is a collection of cloud services for:
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Stephen Herrick All available courses and Learning Paths from the 2015 LEARNing Conferences can be found at www.Bentley.com/learn2015. A limited number of ProjectWise courses are available. The actual presentations were not recorded or posted.
You may also want to browse the ProjectWise Learning Paths in the LEARNserver for other learning topics: