Is your Project Manager a project manager?
Project management requires a project team to deliver on their commitment:
1. At or below budget
2. Before or on the proposed date of completion
3. In complete safely, to high quality and within all required industry legislation
· Is your Project Manager in control of all project resources and materials?
· Does your Project Manager have control of your project budget?
· Can your Project Manager tell you how the project budget is tracking throughout these works? Backed up with figures and facts of course.
2. Date of completion:
· Does your Project Manager have a plan (not solely a Gantt chart – a proper working plan) for project delivery?
· Can your Project Manager tell you how the project timeline is tracking throughout these works? Also, backed up with figures and facts.
3. Compliance of works with industry legislation:
· Can your Project Manager confirm all works are being completed within industry legislation?
· Does the Project plan align with all industry requirements? (i.e. safety, quality, environment).
Inexperienced Project Manager
- “No problems, we’ll deal with that when we get to that task”
- “Trust me, it will work out”
- “All I have to do is manage my resources” (copy of the contract, Gantt chart)
- “The contractor will sort it out, it’s their responsibility”
- “I’m not sure how that happened, but don’t worry it won’t happen again”
- Has developed plans for Scenarios A, B, C, D, … well before works have commenced
- Realises that ‘unexpected’ means ‘not catered for’
- Is very flexible and adept at seamlessly gliding between plans for Scenarios A, B, C, D, … as required
- Understands that 99% of projects are not straightforward
- Can update you as needed on time & cost tracking of your project
If you need qualified and accredited Project Managers for your works, give JC Engineers a call and we can help you out!