The French and European major construction and engineering companies such as Vinci, Bouygues or Eiffage are no longer impacted by the economic downturn. One of the main reasons is the global strategy they have chosen for their activities, which they implemented to cope with the contraction of the European market.
These large groups fulfill major contracts in developing countries where the need for infrastructure is critical and where, accordingly, investments are higher. To better compete for these contracts requires acquiring local companies to have offices on site.
Managing an effective collaboration between sites is important
Globalization implies multi-sites, multi-languages and multi-team projects. Consequently, collaboration is key. Teams must be able to communicate effectively and exchange information, data, documents, best practices and processes.
Software solutions are a helpful tool to better manage global projects
To overcome the challenges of going international, more and more large groups choose to implement project management software. A successful project can be considered as a template and duplicated with good practices attached. Another solution is to consider each project separately and gather them in a central repository to better manage them thanks to a global vision.