Project management is the glue that keeps an installation on task, on budget, and on time. A project manager gives the customer one contact to provide status information, coordinate the schedule, and give updates on progress or challenges encountered and addressed.
A good project management team keeps the customer informed while the project is underway. They keep the customer always aware of the current status so when asked by others in their organization, they can provide the details quickly.
A more important question might be why is it necessary? Small, one-time projects may not need it, but large projects or multiple location projects can really benefit from good project management. Project management is more than a good idea, it is a necessity for a successful completion of a multi-location rollout where schedules are always changing and where resources need redeployment.
Is there a cost for project management? Sure, but it pays for itself in better coordination and peace of mind. Don’t try and do it yourself. Engage a company that uses seasoned project managers and allows them to handle the details of a large project or a multiple location installation.
About the Author:
Bill Groves – Bill received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Florida. He has been actively involved with the security industry and NAVCO management for over 30 years.