Here at Capital Building Consultants our Construction Project Managers, pride ourselves on our exceptional track record of tremendous project management. Whether it is a large commercial construction or your dream home, we have you covered. We know that the key to success is through effective project management. Here are our 5 key learnings from our Director and lead Project Manager, Damien Moloney.
Rank those priorities
Although to many, this may appear to sound like common sense. It can often feel like we never have enough time in our day, we all lead such chaotic, busy lives and I have heard many times, people complaining that there just wasn’t enough time in the day to get everything done.
Construction Project Managers can’t make more time, however, we can learn to priorities our daily tasks more effectively. Always look at your tasks and ask yourself in what order of priority they sit in your day (from highest to lowest). Make sure tasks with a high priority are penciled into your calendar to have completed on that day.
Not for your project only but also in your life. Whether it’s allocating time for your family, reading, exercise or learning a new hobby. Allocate a time slot for that event and stick to it as best you can. Overtime, you will achieve what you have set out to do.
Get to know your project
You want to reduce as much possible risk on the project based on the knowledge you currently have on it. This means knowing your project like the back of your hand from the start; every task, procedure, risks, costs, timeframes and contacts.
To achieve this, your team will need to spend time going over all project documentation repeatedly so that it is set in memory as much as possible.
Make it all about availability not ability
By “availability”, I don’t mean those that necessary have a lot of spare time on their hands. On the contrary, I refer to those that are busy but are always ready and willing to assist when called upon. They are team players, humble and not contentious, energetic and eager to learn.
Communication is Key
Whatever your tasks may be you will need to have effective systems in place to ensure that information is securely stored, documented, appropriately transferred and received in a timely manner.
This will reduce risks associated with miscommunication, improve efficiency, simplify processes and improve project co-ordination.
Trust is a Must
Construction Project Managers need to depend on everyone and their capabilities to perform their tasks without second guessing them. Trust will create a level of respect and an atmosphere of success where everyone is working towards a common goal not for their own interest but for the interest of the overall project.
The success of the project lies not in your ability as a project manager but in the abilities of everyone associated with the project. Furthermore you can read about our Construction Project Managers here.