English Bahasa Indonesia

Kakanoo Marine Enterprise

Kakanoo Results - Cases

Project Stories

Project Types

When there are needs to be fulfilled and problems to be solved through certain processes that create some outputs, we call it a project. A project can be anything, starting from designing, calculation, drafting, boat building, as well as maintenance and repair projects. The more complex the project, the more complete the owner requirement statement coverage should be. By looking at the owner requirement statement, we are able to define what kind of project will be performed by all involved key stake holders.

Spiral Design

Marine vessel design is a spiral design process, a continuous iteration of steps until a final consensus is reached. It starts with ideas and ends with design outputs. In most cases, owner comes to us with general ideas, although some do come to us with clear requirements. Sometimes we all are easily tempted (eagerly want to see the expected results, or project vision, … it is very normal though) to directly jump into technical design work without a clear working guidance and common grounds (now this is dangerous) between all involved key stake holders. Without a clear owner requirement statement and project guidelines, the design process will be difficult and inefficient, and it may risk going in circles without a definite end.

It is always way better to make efficient preparations in the beginning; this allows the design work to run smoothly.

Traditional Wooden Boat Building

Our project is about working with people, and each individual is a unique person. Especially in our traditional boat building projects, we (owners, traditional builders, consultants, suppliers, subcontractors, etc.) work together as a team and we are coming from various backgrounds (business persons, engineers, craftsman, technicians, passionate builders, etc.) and cultures (regional or global, local traditional, local urban, or just locals, etc.).

How do we all-as a team-achieve the same project goals? All key stake holders have to really understand and share the points described in the project guidelines, starting from the project vision, and all the way to agreed action plan.

About Endurance

Projects could last for quite a long period. Learning curves and challenges will exist. Emotions may be involved and the level of excitement of each key stake holder could fluctuate. People get tired, frustrated, and bored easily if there are too many problems and failures that show no hope or little promise of success.

How do we maintain our endurance during the project period and stay energized at all times? Being a success and solution oriented person as well as keeping good project attitudes help a lot. Problems will be around and it’s normal. Avoid being too focused in finding mistakes and someone to blame (we find these two attitudes to be very counterproductive). Instead, create an effective and efficient problem solving and risk management system. As long as we can manage our expectations, we won’t get easily disappointed. Work as a team to concentrate on solutions and celebrate each achievement.

And more to come….