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Project Management Success Stories

Even with the best upfront planning, issues can arise along the way. Our approach is one where we anticipate as much as possible, being proactive to solve any problems before they arise. Here are a few examples of how Red Thread has done this in the past.

Our Project Management Tips For Success

Red Thread project management team

Our project managers have seen it all when it comes to managing projects. Through years of experience we have learned that no matter the project, the principles are the same. Here we share 7 of the pillars that make Red Thread project managers so successful.

  1. Iron Out the Project Details: Nailing down the details before a project starts is key. Laying out the initial groundwork by building out a Project Overview and a Project Schedule allows you to achieve buy-in from all stakeholders and ensures the project planning is built on a mutual understanding.
  2. Select the Project Team and Determine Responsibilities:  Make sure to select the right team and establish project specific roles, a communication flow, information sharing, and meeting protocols. In addition, it is important to ensure team members have complementary skills, strengths and personalities.
  3. Define Project Milestones:  Developing a Critical Milestone Schedule drives decisions and helps you mitigate project risks, identify potential red flags along the way, and ensures the project remains on a successful path.
  4. Communicate:  Transparency and consistent communication among all stakeholders is vital to project success. Developing and sharing deliverables such as a Defined Budget, Decision-Making Schedule, Open Issue Management Report, and a Change Order Log ensures open communication of the status on project tasks, budget, schedule and outstanding items.
  5. Proactively Manage Project Risks:  Being able to anticipate issues before they become a reality is extremely important. Our project managers find that staying up-to-date on all deliverables and regularly communicating with all stakeholders and project partners helps manage potential risks.
  6. Manage Scope Creep:  Understanding project goals and closely monitoring the project status helps manage any potential scope creep that may arise. If scope creep does happen, it is important to give careful consideration to any budgetary or schedule changes, keeping the overall project vision in mind.
  7. Close Out the Project:  Once a project is completed, it is important to complete a thorough project closeout, resolve any punch list items and to evaluate the success and lessons learned of the project. At Red Thread, we ensure all billing has been completed, review KPIs and success measurements, and conduct a post project evaluation in order to document key learnings and celebrate successes.

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