What Does Quality Mean?

Remember that for a project, quality means compliance with the scope and specifications. Doing what is required. It does not mean you have to deliver a better product than is …

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Addition Clause in Contract

For contracts longer than 12 months, you should have a clause to allow unknown technologies to be added. Particularly for high tech and IT projects. Part way through a long …

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Organise Priorities

It is the responsibility of the project manager to organise priorities for the team members. You should provide direction on what is the most important task. You should settle conflicts …

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Hold Project Manager Accountable

The project manager should be held accountable for the failure of a project. If you are a program manager (manage project managers) you should hold your project managers accountable. This …

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Templates for your WBS

Use a template for your work breakdown structure Before starting on your WBS, check if your organization has a template for the WBS for similar types of projects. If no …

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Agree on Deliverables

Make sure you and your client agree on the deliverables expected for the project. Sometimes a contract may specify deliverables without enough detail. This could lead to you delivering something …

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Make Contractor Responsible for Site Safety

If your company is not involved with construction (but just design or inspection), make sure the contract states that the construction contractor is responsible for site safety, not the “engineer” …

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