In this first instalment of a three-part series, we outline best practices for early planning and organising of your major project.
You cannot successfully manage a major project simply by drawing on industry experience, following project management principles, and applying technology.
A critical aspect of success is an effective planning and organising effort. That is the first key concept which has been outlined in Part 1 of this Whitepaper. It encompasses team assignment, delivery strategy, estimating, risk management, buy-in from leadership, policies and procedures, assigning roles, and conducting effective meetings.
In Part 2, we will discuss a second key concept – how to effectively communicate and practice time-tested controls over cost, schedule, scope and quality. No single project director or manager can deliver a successful major project on his or her own. It is a team effort; along with the input, advice, and consent of appropriate stakeholders.
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