Wet Weather Delays

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Wet weather can cause delays to your project. Allow for wet weather in your project schedule. This will make getting extensions of time and cost easier.

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Go to Meetings Prepared

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Meetings take time. Being prepared for meetings as the organiser, and as an attendee, saves time in meetings and makes them more productive. It is also much more professional.

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Make Clear Definitions

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Make your project definitions and acronym meanings very clear. Put them in an easy to find and easily accessible location for the project team.

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Provide Advance Notice for Meetings

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Booking last minute meetings causes distraction, delays projects, slows people‚Äôs work, and doesn’t encourage good attendance. Schedule meetings with as much advance notice as possible.

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Clarify Time Based Language

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Due dates are often not set clearly. Be specific with time based language. Specify the date and time something is due. This will reduce misunderstandings on when things are due.

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Notify Your Client of Project Delays

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Delays on projects are very common. Record the reasons for all project delays. Notify your client of delays in the project schedule as soon as possible, whether the delay is the clients fault or not.

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Hold Points

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Set hold points for your projects, in the scope documents, specifications and especially on the drawings. Enforce inspection of these hold points, to ensure the scope and quality requirements are met.

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Verification Systems (Quality Assurance)

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Ensure your company and your project have good, easy to use verification systems (Quality Assurance) in place to ensure that your project delivers to the quality expected by your company and by the client.

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Check Your Authority

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Avoid problems later by checking early in the project who is responsible for what aspect of the project and who has authority to approve what. Document this.

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