LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
— A new project manager for the Lincoln project says the project is an example of how agile projects can succeed and fail, as the company expands its footprint and adds employees.
The project manager is Bob Evers, who was hired in September after the company said it was closing Lincoln.
He will be responsible for overseeing Lincoln’s business development and the Lincoln-based headquarters.
Evers said the company has had about 150 employees since he was hired, and that more have joined the workforce over the last few years.
He said the Lincoln headquarters will be the home of Lincoln Capital, a Lincoln-focused investment firm.
The firm will be headquartered in the Lincoln Town Center, the Lincoln Hotel, the museum, and the University of Arkansas, Evers said.
As Lincoln grows, Eters said the firm plans to expand its office in the town center and in the downtown area of the campus.
He said he expects the company to have 20-plus full-time employees, most of whom will be employees at Lincoln.
Lincoln is a new project, Eivers said, adding that the company did not have any specific timelines to get started.
“We didn’t have to wait for anything.
We have no deadlines,” he said.
“We have a lot of flexibility to do what we want to do.
There is no limit on what we can do.”
Ekins said he has spoken to some people about joining the company and said he plans to continue to be involved with the project and its operations.
One thing he will not be doing, Ekins said, is trying to find a new CEO.
Some of the new hires who joined the company in the last month include a vice president, an assistant vice president for project management and strategy, and a senior director for corporate communications.
Evers added that he is “not a traditional project manager,” referring to projects that involve more than one person.
He did not say if he is the only person in the project who has a project manager role.
But he said that, in his experience, people have a tendency to overdo it.
Project managers often need to “have an extra degree of autonomy” to do the work that is needed, he said, noting that it is not unusual for a project to take a year to complete.
In some cases, project managers have to manage projects themselves, Eins said, and many projects take more than a year, so that it takes longer to accomplish them.
Still, Ebers said that he and his team are not afraid to be a little ambitious.
We will try to find the right people to help us grow Lincoln, Eves said.
And we will make sure that the Lincoln Capital investment will continue to grow.
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