It should be simple in this day and age of technology, to get a list on my cellphone of all the current tasks that I am responsible for (doing or managing).
It should be simple to have a readable and updateable copy of the Project Plan and a 2 week Look Ahead in the cloud and on my smartphone. And it shouldn’t be the whole Primavera or MS Project enterprise version of the project plan. I just want to know what is supposed to get done and by when. I just want to be able to markup this plan when things change, and know that the office has a copy of the changes and new information.
If you agree with either of these two statements above, then consider SupersList. Its easy, inexpensive, reliable, fast and simple to use. The project plan in the cloud and on your smartphone.
smartphone app and cloud version of the project plan
PROJECT MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW WHO IS DOING WHAT AND WHERE
Project Managers require information that is current, relevant and reliable. Record keeping and proper documentation during a construction project are key elements of effective project management. But they are also a burden to anyone tasked with the job of collecting and updating the information. The information must be collected, updated, and distributed.
INFORMATION When and Where it is Needed
Because the people who need the information are either on site or in the office, information that is cloud based and is accessible both through the internet and smartphone apps is most useful.
Best-in-class construction project management software will provide you with information via easy-to-use smartphone apps and cloud based browsers.
Solutions are cloud-based and can deliver information into the hands of the entire project team, letting all parties know what activities are going on and even alerting key personnel when there is a problem. Proper documentation increases project efficiency, eliminates a lot of rework, boosts profits and greatly reduces errors that can open contractors up to risk.
When searching for construction project management software, consider a solution that addresses a complete range of risks and assists in identifying their potential occurrences. Look for an all-in-one platform that hosts project files in one secure location. This eliminates difficulties associated with emails that can’t be located. Having a complete set of project data is also useful in the event of litigation, which requires supporting evidence including documentation, time sheets, photos, etc.
Managing risk with the help of construction management software gives contractors peace of mind knowing all parties are not only performing their jobs, but performing them properly and on time, with all the documentation to back it up.
change documentation on site and in the office
The term “project risk” can encompass an enormous range of issues:
Defined as anything that threatens or limits a project’s goals, objectives or deliverables, project risk includes:
- cost overruns,
- excessive changes,
- schedule overruns,
- procurement problems,
- contract issues,
- labour issues,
- communication issues (information is not available to the people who need it)
- as well as all external sources of risk including
- the weather
- government regulations
- client issues
The broad range of categories that entail risk, along with the sheer amount of work being performed on the average jobsite every day and the numbers of variables that come into play, mean that exposure to construction risk is a daily occurrence.
The good news is that many areas of risk can be anticipated and addressed, first by quantifying them, and then by proactively managing them. Quantifying risk involves systematically thinking about all possible consequences before they happen and then defining measures to accept, avoid or decrease the impact of the risk. Performed during the preconstruction phase, the analysis should be a detailed process that involves identifying margins of error and calculating probabilities of certain outcomes. After the project is under way, it is a project manager’s job to constantly track and report the status of all identified risks.
New job-site tools––especially project management software, which has a low barrier of entry for a large number of team members––are vital to the success of today’s risk management efforts.