Part 4

Project management for built environment businesses — Resource and task management

Welcome to part four of our series on project management. In this five-part series, we’re focusing on the key challenges architecture, engineering and construction design (AEC) businesses face when managing projects for the built environment.

Here we’re diving into the wonderful waters of resource and task management for project and business success.

If you haven’t read parts one, two, and three, you can get into them here:

What’s in the book?

  • Fixed-fee rates (why guesswork doesn’t work) “How long is it going to take us to do the design for this building? … Three weeks!” That’s a guess, my friends.
  • Matching workload with in-house capacity With the project features of expensive people and shifting timeframes it’s absolutely critical you have a way to project your labor needs.
  • Managing resources and tasks across project progress  How to manage the ongoing process of resource and task management against your project’s budget, milestones and overall timeframe.
  • Avoiding the attack of the zombie Using your resource and task management systems to ensure your practice is commercially viable, because if you can’t, it’s not.

 

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