Evidence for Late Completion

Problem: If not properly managed, some projects you are managing will end up being completed late. Even though there may be legitimate reasons for this, it is your responsibility as …

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Wet Weather Delays

Problem: Wet weather can severely impact the delivery schedule (and associated costs) of a project that includes works outside or that is dependent on outdoor work. Solution: If you are …

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Specify the Due Date

When submitting any document for review (such as a design, invoice for payment, report, etc.), specify the date a response is due (perhaps 10 business days). For contractual related items …

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Organise Design Carefully

When doing a project that requires design, you should plan the time required for design carefully and allow adequate time for the design to be completed. You should also write …

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Increase Efficiency In the Office

In an office dedicated to your project, seek ways to improve efficiency, and don’t allow “green” or “efficiency” measures to actually decrease efficiency. For example, I have seen many offices …

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Start Meetings On time

Starting meetings on time and finishing on time creates in the team a sense of organisation and planning. If meetings constantly start late, people will turn up later and later. …

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Time Charge Codes

Send time charge codes with meeting and function invitations. If you send an invite/schedule booking to team members for a meeting, staff function, training etc, you should send the time …

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Alliance Communications Efficiency

Although alliance systems can lead to great cost and time savings, it is important to pay particular attention to internal communications and authorisation systems. It can take a lot longer …

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Effective Computer Use

Make sure your team is skilled and trained in using the basic functions of their computers as efficiently as possible. Possibly run some short workshops on the use of keyboard …

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Neat Writing

Encourage and discipline your team members to use neat writing when making notes on drawings or things which others must read or refer to. Messy or illegible writing slows the …

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