Complex Project Management

How do you know if you need a project management solution?

 

❶    Is there a lack of clearly defined authority and responsibility for overall project performance that sets the stage for a broad range of problems and complications as the project proceeds?

 

❷    Is there a lack of clarity regarding project scope causing project goals to become “moving targets” resulting in cost and time overruns?

 

❸    Do you have difficulty in tracking project costs precisely leading to overruns before the project is concluded?

 

❹    Are milestones or results vaguely defined and difficult to track?

 

❺    Is there a lack of control over changes or an inability to monitor, track and accurately account for changes in project requirements or scope?

 

❻    Is it difficult to objectively assess and document project successes, failures and lessons learned?

 

The following are just a few of the essential steps Sterling Development can help you with:

  • Enhance or establish a project management office best practice with repeatable standards and methodology

  • Improve communication with effective and timely project reporting to all levels of management and other internal/external stakeholders

  • Reduce project-related risks and cost/time over-runs

  • Work with employees and contractors alike to improve resource efficiency and quality, people and information management

  • Upgrade supervisory and management skills at all levels of our client’s organisation

 

Complex Project Management

Difficult projects are not necessarily complex.

 

At Sterling Development, we typically see five elements to project complexity.

  1. Technical complexity (lots of parts and lots of interconnections)

  2. Cost complexity

  3. Schedule or time constraint complexity (there is no time to sit back and re-plan sensibly and any  disruptions need working-around immediately)

  4. Political complexity

  5. When your actions have effects that are difficult to predict or are unexpected (so there are likely to be many changes or disruptions)

 

The key to recognising complexity is to analyse and understand it.

 

The key to managing complexity is to understand where the complexity originates and ensure that a strategy is put in place up front to manage each element of complexity identified by the analysis.

 

Life was once so simple when you constructed large, tangible objects, with your own two hands, for a single customer. A customer who handed you money for a job well done, who then told others; who in turn handed you more money for more jobs well done. But that was the past, and this is now.

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