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General Contractors in the Hospitality Industry

 In this episode of Project Management Pioneers, Watchdog’s Director of Hospitality, Oliver Carley, highlights the unique qualities of general contractors in the hospitality industry. In the hospitality industry, general contractors tend to travel on their client’s behalf during renovation projects. This means that a general contractor who may be based in Maryland or Washington […]

Procurement Agents

 In this episode of Project Management Pioneers Watchdog’s Director of Hospitality, Oliver Carley explains the role of procurement agents in the hospitality industry. A procurement agent is a third-party vendor that helps with the purchasing of FF&E for a hotel. This includes lighting, case pieces, carpeting, wall vinyl, etc. Watchdog partners with Hospitality brands as […]

Property Improvement Programs

 In this episode of Project Management Pioneers, Watchdog’s Director of Hospitality, Oliver Carley, speaks about Property Improvement Programs. A Property Improvement Program, also known as a “PIP” is a document that is handed out by the hospitality brand to the owner when they purchase a new property. This document is a scope of work […]

Project Spotlight: Vertex Part 2

In this episode of Project Management Pioneers, we continue our deep dive look into our partnership with Vertex on their headquarters. Watchdog worked with the Vertex team to coordinate all of the various work streams that needed to be included in the programming of this project. When it came to their office, Vertex wanted it […]

Project Spotlight: Vertex Part 1

In this episode of Project Management Pioneers, take a deep dive look into our partnership with Vertex on their real estate project. Vertex is a provider of tax technology solutions with headquarters in King of Prussia, PA. Vertex felt that while their culture was very collaborative, their space did not reflect that. They engaged Watchdog […]

Why We Need Watchdog in Meetings

   In this episode of Project Management Pioneers, Watchdog Associate Steven Takoushian speaks to Watchdog’s role in meetings and why we are important players. Watchdog’s role in meetings will vary greatly depending on who else is involved. It is our job to make sure all of the various pieces of the project are not […]

A Day in the Life of a Project Manager

In this episode of Project Management Pioneers, Watchdog Project Manager Michele DiVeterano, Associate Steve Takoushian, and Director Ryan Alligood share an inside look at a typical day as a project manager. For Michele, her day starts bright and early checking in on emails and preparing for the day ahead. She then heads out to go […]

The Invoice Review Meeting

 In this episode of Project Management Pioneers, Watchdog Project Manager Meagan Whetstone talks about the importance of the invoice review meeting. Throughout the month, Watchdog’s project managers are diligently filing every invoice and logging it in our status reports. Going into this meeting, the clients’ expectations are that we’ve vetted every single invoice and […]