Some thoughts about Alliancing and Lean in construction and why to get the most out of both you should use them together.
So my time at Becketts is coming to an end after what was supposed to be a three month stint. Three years later the job ad has gone out for a perm member of staff to take over the role I am currently acting in. I always knew it would be a bit longer than a three month gig but I hadn’t thought it would last quite as long as it did.
The time at Becketts has been really good. I’ve only worked 3.5 days a week which has meant I’ve had Mondays and Wednesday mornings with my youngest son. I wish I’d been able to do that with the oldest but he’s at school now and youngest will be in September. So I’ll back to 5 days soon which is bitter sweet. I’m looking forward to getting some more work done but I’ll miss both my boys while they are at school.
I’ve now turned my mind to what is next, and the clock is ticking. I know what I want to accomplish which is to get Hanga set up as a project management consultancy specialising in alliance contracting. But I have to be realistic too. That means exploring contract opportunities at the same time as I promote Hanga. If I can’t get clients for alliance roles then I still need to be bringing in money some how.
It’s a tough place to be. In between business and one man band. I’m sure it’s a pretty common predicament. First I have to get myself busy then I can think about building a team.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make Hanga stand out. These thoughts have tied back neatly to the thoughts about how the construction process can be improved. I’ve concluded that combining these two things is the best approach I can take right now.
Common advice is to specialise. Go deep, not wide.
I’ve decided to use the blog function on my website to add short posts about what is going on at Hanga. I’ll post longer form stuff at my Medium account.
There will be some stuff about my day to day project management consulting work, some stuff about trying to grow Hanga and some about finding other sources of income.
It will be like a professional and business progress update where I share my experiences and some thoughts.