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Successful Project Management in the Construction Industry Definition & Characteristic Activities

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By
Sreenivasa Hassan Jayaram
CEO & Founder, Venkatarjuna Construction & Consulting, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Definition: Project Management is the creation and scientific discipline of changing over a thought into outcome effectively and professionally.

Project Management gives the clear forecast of Planning, Execution and Communication.

Characteristic Project Management Activities:

  • Approval
  • Plan and schedule
  • Distribution of responsibility
  • Direct to accomplishments
  • Know expectations
  • Resolve Issues
  • Track Project
  • Communicate to stakeholders


Approval: This is the first step of any Project. It is the final confirmation from the Client that the undertaking subject matter and direction scheme or strategy have been formulated to an altitude of point, which is adequate to continue to the organization phase for the development of final solution in agreement with the undertaking tasks and postulate.

Know Expectation: Knowing Expectations of the Client and the stakeholder are very important before the final Plan or Good for Construction drawings are released. This is directly proportional to the execution of the construction work. The success of the Project and the maintained quality can be achieved by this.

Plan & Schedule: Planning and Scheduling of any Project is the key point to achieve the targeted milestone. This includes the Start of Project and Finish of Project with duration. Allocation of resource and costing of the Project can be arrived along with this.

Resolve Issues: Develop and forecast the Risks involved with the Risk register in alignment with Client is the first step to resolve the issues and avoid snags. Communication should be transparent during the construction and the communication should reach each level of the stakeholders in the Project. Once the issue is resolved the log should be transferred to the Lesson Learnt register

Distribution of Responsibility: Responsibility of the Project is not only to the Execution team or to the management team, any Project Success depends on the Team Lead who motivates the resource and plans the forecast accordingly it may be in terms of reflection on salary or accommodation and facilities required to the resource. Controlling the time and achieving the milestone within the allocated budget with satisfaction of the stakeholder is important.

Track Project: The progress of the activity should be monitored and communicated for the accomplishment. This gives the clear view of budget and timelines.

Direct to Accomplishment: Handling the Project and channelize the task of activities towards the targeted milestone is really challenging. This involves the complete contribution from the team members and related stakeholders. Multiple execution tasks have to accomplished to achieve the target. Any Project Lead will take the project to success only when he handles and accomplishes the Changes or modification from the stakeholders of the activities during execution.

Communicate to the Stakeholder: The Project Lead has to communicate to the stakeholders about the targeted milestone achievement and accomplishments. The communication should always reflects the large picture of the Project. This helps the stakeholder to plan the forecast activities ahead.

A Project is basically a Resolution, Assets, Task, Product proportional to time & cost targets which is operated by adhoc team within a dynamic environment.

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