8 Strategies To Deliver Your Next Multi-Site Projects
Properly managing multiple construction projects can be a complicated task when you are often challenged with many other competing initiatives.
When you are tasked with upgrading your current portfolio or lifting a complex remodel program, considered these eight strategies that your own peers leverage every day.
1. Subject Matter Experts
Before initiating any part of your multi-site projects, it’s best to connect with a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
SMEs are the primary authority figures in their field and can help manage and mitigate issues in your construction plans from the start to avoid costly project delays.
Remember, if you’re not working alongside an SME, you’re probably not aligning yourself with a complete team that will ensure your project goals.
2. Communication and Execution of SOWs
A Scope-of-Work (SOW) is a detailed account of what needs to be completed on a project. It defines your project-specific activities, deliverables, and timelines for your partner on the project.
When scoping your project details, make sure that the provided SOW reflects the entire project plan to reduce delays and cost over-runs.
3. One Point-of-Contact
One of the many benefits of partnering with a national contracting company is having a streamlined point-of-contact, by having your own Project Manager dedicated to you.
Having one point-of-contact for your projects will simplify not only your flow of communication but will also help to keep your objectives focused and on-target.
4. Backup Plans & Resolutions
It’s safe to say that no matter how much you plan and prepare for your multi-site projects, you’re bound to run into some pitfalls.
That’s why having an orderly approach to handling things when they go wrong is crucial to a successful job.
Ensuring you’re teamed up with those who can spot delays early and provide reasonable solutions in real-time is an excellent back-up initiative to have in place.
5. Organizational Liaisons
Understanding your partnership’s organization’s dynamics is another helpful tip to consider when implementing your next multi-site project.
Having an established ORG-chart shows you the contacts in advance when needing final project direction or good decision-making advice.
6. Technology Resources
Utilize real-time software resources, or leverage your partner’s technology to help map and organize your project details from start to finish.
If you already have a preferred set of proprietary programs in place, communicate those clearly to your partner so they can adapt and use these programs appropriately.
7. Mandatory Updates
We’ve mentioned communication multiple times throughout this piece, and it truly is a foolproof way to meet your project agendas and expectations.
Keeping a consistent communication line provides valuable updates for your onsite managers during project processes and creates trust for your business relationships and project deadlines.
8. Additional Resolutions
Concurrent projects can add tension and disorganization if your external and internal organizational project leaders fail to understand their project’s needs.
An additional resource that helps lessen some of these burdens is connecting with all the essential project members and departments in advance to mitigate timing and scheduling issues is priceless.
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