Everything that makes up project management

Without Stress, Without the Feeling Being ‘too Busy’ but Still Meeting the Project Deadline…?

Tineke LuimstraBy Tineke Luimstra
Jan 8, 2021  ❘  2 min read

The grass is always greener on the other side, at your workplace as well. There are always colleagues with a tidy desk and loads of time, while you have to take just two steps faster to be on time for the coffee break. How is it possible that your colleague is doing so well? 'Working as efficiently as possible' is what we often hear. Working towards a goal, that is what working efficiently means. Is your task aligned with your goals so that finally you can see results?

Ships are complex products and are becoming increasing complex. Systems for Casco and interior, for example, all use their own specific design methods and offer their own specific packages. The communication between these packages is never automatic and, in most cases, takes a lot of time.

In addition, a lot of information is generated during the project which is subjected to change. This information can often not be updated live, which leads to the fact that documents become outdated without being noticed in time, which takes a lot of time.

The step towards a full connection between the required packages often does not seem feasible and is therefore too big for many companies. Various phases in the project provide information to each other. Therefore, a change and improvement in the first part of the process of change will have an influence on the information in the second part. If the subsequent part of the package adheres to the previously used method, this means that the changed information cannot be processed. The switch to 3D is made out of turn. Employees have to implement live immediately, while a lack of time is experienced and knowledge of the organization is lacking as well.

In the meantime, our society is changing in such a way that we no longer have a choice: we will have to accelerate in digitization to remain competitive. Namely, the organization of the future has to work on an intelligent digital workplace where staff can work more productively. Entrepreneurs are increasingly prioritizing digital resilience: only then companies can adapt up to 50% faster to major and sudden changes compared to organizations that stick to their current IT policies.

Does it all have to be so complicated? The answer is simple: No. The solution is within reach: using software that connects the different packages by means of no-code. The no-code approach ensures that the 3D design of the ship, consisting of 2D parts, contains software that communicates with each other. In short, this means that all information can be found in one place via a live connection that ensures that updates and changes are implemented immediately. No longer working with outdated files but making optimal and efficiently use of the right software.

The advantage? An improved workflow, process optimalization, automation, higher productivity, time savings as well as cost savings. It is clear that the result is worthwhile.

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