“A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. ”
Project Management is not just about timelines and deliverables, it is also about your firm's profits, reputation, stability and growth. In today's competitive business environment, companies must be able to deliver the benefits of successful projects in a more cost-effective manner. Project management ties together all activities on a project. A project may be well conceived and adequately financed, the contracts may be carefully drawn up, the contractors and workers highly experienced. But if all aspects of the project are not expertly integrated and managed, it may overrun the budget, fail to meet the schedule, or fall short in technical quality.
From time to time companies embark on projects that are strategic in nature and simply “too important to fail”. Strategic Projects also tend to be extraordinarily complex relative to other projects that companies undertake. They require an elevated level of project management expertise, advanced diagnostic tools and a higher degree of focus than what organizations can typically provide internally.
Kaymonto & Partners puts itself in the shoes of the client and represent the client across the board. We do not make any decision, but facilitate all decisions by creating options through professional analysis keeping in mind the interest of the project and the client in mind at all times. We act as an extended hand of the client dealing with the strategic planning, contracts, procurement, negotiations, conflict management, execution and close out both physically and financially.
There are several different ways we could explain this. However, brevity as a priority and thus we resort to a few existing texts by experts that will be short and direct. We quote from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as that aligns with our objective the most.
The term project manager is in wide use in building projects and occurs at many levels of the supply chain. This guidance deals with the project manager appointed by the client to occupy a lead role in the development process with the responsibility for driving successful completion of the project.
The project manager role may include management of the design and administration of the various design team appointments and other contracts held by the client.
In order to understand the role of the project manager it is necessary to consider what is meant by project management. Projects are used by business as the most efficient method for introducing change and are the method by which strategic plans are achieved.
Project management should be distinguished from project/construction monitoring and development management (though there may be overlaps with the latter) and is defined (in BS 6079 Part 2) as:
Project management is therefore concerned with defining what has to be accomplished, which is usually defined in terms of: technical performance (scope), cost (budget) and time (programme or schedule).
Project management does this by:
For the purposes of this guidance note a project manager is the person who is given responsibility for introducing change and is accountable for its successful accomplishment. The role of a project manager is therefore to lead and motivate the project participants to finish on time, within budget and to meet the requirements. This should result in satisfied clients.
Typically building projects involve several professional disciplines working together, or in sequence, with project management spanning all to lead and direct them.
Historically, the role of project management has been undertaken by several possible professions, with engineers often undertaking it on major engineering projects and building surveyors, quantity surveyors and project management surveyors undertaking it on more traditional building works projects
The Project Manager is thus a third eye on the project on behalf of the client. The processes when put in place, they are automatically "audit-ready". Thus, any client willing to have his/ her project costs to be aligning the book, project management is an automatic choice.
Project Management is our core business. Kaymonto & Partners provides independent, professional and comprehensive project management services to have projects finished on time, on budget and on desired quality. The broad outlines are,
Project Planning and Scheduling
Kaymonto can participate with the client from the very inception of conceptualization of a particular project. We can share our professional advisory during strategic planning and provide you with a third eye view of the vision and how efficiently that can be realized. Also, having strong project controls in your program of works will provide you with greater control and certainty over the outcome. We will help improve efficiencies to reduce your input time, improve cash flow and use of capital.
Our team of experts will develop a multi layered schedule with their long expertise in the industry to fit the objective in real terms. We are also always ready to ensure that the project commercials are also met in the desired levels.
In many instances contract administration is being performed as a ‘post box service’. At Kaymonto, our trained professionals actively drive information flow and project rigour across all stages of the project lifecycle.
By setting up key process documents and ensuring regular reporting is carried out and shared with all stakeholders, there are no surprises, providing you peace of mind that your project is under control.
Typically a project manager will be appointed at the outset of a project to assist the client in developing the project brief and then selecting, appointing and coordinating the project team. A project manager will usually represent the client throughout the full development process, managing the inputs from the client, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.
Project managers require a combination of technical competence and business acumen. Leadership and communication skills, motivational/'soft' skills and risk management expertise are commonly considered essential to be an effective project manager.
The activities undertaken by the project manager typically include:
A project manager may also be required to engage with various stakeholder departments within the client organisation such as facilities management, IT, security, catering, HR, legal, finance, etc. and obtain their requirements as well as undertaking a more wider external stakeholder engagement and management role.
When acting as employers' agent a project manager should understand the requirements in relation to the role they are undertaking and always act within the terms of their authority to avoid conflicts of interest and dispute.
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