Project Management

Episode – 56 – Project Pre-Planning – Contract Risks

“Start your projects on the right track with proper pre-planning.”

Today we discuss proper project pre-planning related to contract risks.

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Episode 53 – Experienced Subcontractors

“Successful projects need the right teams.”

Today we talk about building our project teams with subcontractors and suppliers that are the right fit for the job.

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Episode 49 – Project Buyout

“Set your projects up for success before they start”

On today’s Coachcast we discuss setting projects up for success with proper project buyout.

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Episode 48 – Managing Materials

“Properly managing project materials can boost your bottom line.”

On today’s Coachcast we look at the importance of managing the full life cycle of materials on our projects.

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Episode 43 – Daily Project Reports

“Keeping an accurate accounting of project activity can make the difference between success and failure when things go wrong”
On today’s Coachcast we discuss the importance of keeping accurate daily reports and project notes.

Episode 38 – Effective Email Use

Email has completely changed the way we do business over the last couple of decades. Some changes have been for the good and some for bad.

Episode 34 – Change Order Pricing

“Taking the time to present change order proposals with the same effort that we put into our regular proposals will make the process much smoother and simplify the change order process.”

We will always face change orders on our projects, it’s the nature of construction.  How we handle those change orders it what differentiates the Elite Contractors.

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Episode 33 Change Order Management

Proper change management protects our profits and our stakeholders.

Today we discuss the importance of properly managing change orders.  As elite contractors we know that we must strive to solve problems better and this is one area where we can really shine.  Taking the right approach to managing change orders can set us apart from the industry.

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Episode 31 File Organization

It’s estimated that we spend 1 week to 1 month annually searching for files on our database or on our computers.  If you look at a company with 10 employees that’s 800 hours on average and at $30 per hour that can equate to over $24,000 annually wasted searching for something.

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Episode 29 3 Week Look Ahead

In today’s episode we review one of my favorite tools for managing a project, the 3-Week Look Ahead Schedule.  This simple tool can help you keep your projects running smooth and on schedule.  Best of all, it only takes a small amount of time to keep it up to date and accurate.

3Week Look Ahead Schedule

3Week Look Ahead Schedule Sample