SAN DIEGO—Moving toward lean project management andtask-oriented vs. project-oriented thinking are the goals of globalconsulting, engineering and commissioning firmSyska Hennessy Group associate partnerSean Marcel tells Marcel recentlytransferred here from the firm's New York office to help leadproject-management development for the San Diego team. We spokeexclusively with Marcel about the move, the firm's strategy andtrends he is seeing in project management. What are your goals in your new rolewith Syska Hennessey?

Marcel: I'm trying to make things aslean and efficient as possible. We're trying to coordinate with theL.A. office, to work share and share resources so that it's more ofa Southern California office, not so much L.A. or San Diego.Obviously, San Diego is a very tight-knit community, plus we'llhave guys that want to work on larger projects, so we'll be able toshare those resources from L.A.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.