Successful building project management is dependent on the success of all the individual pieces. It is the role of the project manager to make sure all these moving parts come together seamlessly in a set amount of time. So, the efficiency and experience of an effective project manager will make or break your project. Here are three things that will determine success:
Successful Building Project Management Begins and Ends with Teamwork
A project will be successful only if all team members can work together. Good leadership is vital, but if those in management positions do not work well with their crews, the project will come to a grinding halt. It is the job of a good project manager to understand and support their crew members.
An effective project manager must also provide strong leadership and motivation to keep everyone on task and schedule. Nothing gets accomplished without the proper direction and guidance. On the job site, the project manager is the boss. They are responsible for hiring their crew, directing that crew, and even firing members of the crew if needed. Their primary objective is to keep the project moving forward.
The project manager also has the final say in any and all disputes that may arise during the project. They must be ready to assess the disagreement and decide on a course of action without delay. If they don’t know the correct answer to a procedural or technical disagreement, it is up to them to find that answer quickly. Any dispute is bound to cause a delay in progress. A project manager’s ability to handle such situations with efficiency and professionalism will help the steel building project stay on schedule.
Successful Building Project Management Depends upon Good Analysis
Before your project breaks ground, a project manager worth his/her salt should have an excellent plan in place. This plan may need revision and modification from time to time, but the foundation must have good forethought and analysis. This analysis will depend on the data gathered by the project manager.
A good project manager can analyze the entire project from beginning to end. The success of their plan is reliant on predicting some of the possible setbacks that could arise. By considering some of these possibilities before the project gets underway, they can take steps to avoid them.
The project manager must set up a schedule of tasks and assignments. This schedule should have reasonable and manageable deadlines. Completion of most tasks relies upon the proper completion of the previous task, all within the established timeline. A surprise task or one not completed on time will delay the assignments that follow. Therefore, if the schedule set up by the program manager does not allow enough time for proper completion of each task, the project is set up for failure before it begins.
The project manager’s assessment will also be a key part of determining the total estimated cost of the project. It is their job to determine the cost of parts, tools, materials, and labor needed to complete the work. If they overbid the estimate, they run the risk of losing the project. If they underbid, then the project will run over budget. A good project manager will ensure meticulous planning from start to finish, and the cost analysis and project schedule will reflect this thoroughness.
Successful Building Project Management Depends on Having the Right Tools for the Job
The project manager is responsible for acquiring all the necessary tools and materials for every phase of the project. This includes everything from screws to heavy machinery. Once the tools, materials and equipment are in place, the project manager will ensure proper inventory and storage until time to use them. Missing or broken equipment will cause delays and increase the cost of the project.
Not only is having the right tools critical to the success of the project, but it is also important that the project manager acquires the right number of tools or materials for each task. There is nothing worse than having several workers standing by while one worker performs a task that they could all be doing if only they had enough tools to go around. Efficiency is key in getting tasks completed on time and under budget. An experienced project manager will have the supplies ready and the right tools available for every phase of the project.
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