Why have a Master Schedule?

In parallel with the development of the budget is the development of the Master Project Schedule. This schedule will outline the goals of the Owner for the project with respect to time. The Owner’s representative should develop various alternative approaches for phasing, sequencing, management and implementation of the project from due diligence through commissioning. This…

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What is Critical in a Project Management System?

One of the key areas that require management on projects is the management of data. The larger the project the more data there is to manage. Projects have failed due to the lack of management of data. Over the past two decades, the industry has moved from the era of hard copies in filing cabinets…

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Why do you need good Project Procedures?

Good Project Procedures are critical for a well-run project. They help everyone on a project know the ground rules and processes needed to successfully work together as a team. It is critical that Owner’s Representatives take the lead in pulling a Procedure Manual together and detailing those processes to everyone on the project. A good…

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What is the Proper Organization for your Project?

Logically the proper project organization will depend upon the size and complexity of the project. One thing that will never change is the need for there to be one key leader for the Owner on the project. We noted in our first blog that one of the key findings of research into failed projects is,…

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Broken Projects, Busted Budgets and Late Schedules – What is an Owner to do??

Research has shown that over the past 40 years manufacturing productivity has increased by over 200% while productivity in the construction industry has actually declined! Statistics in the industry have indicated that 70% to 90% of projects exceed the originally planned costs with overruns commonly between 50% and 100% of the budget. The key player…

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