Learn about the three Cs of an effective RFI in part 2 of this series.
Requests for information are an important element of project management. Cost savings can be realized as a result of good requests for information. Likewise avoidable losses and delays can be caused by failure to request information or clarification.
Here is a checklist I use when processing a request for information (RFI). Part One: RFI Generation Project Manager (PM) generates RFI document in job RFI folder. Convert document to PDF and transmit to contractor via email. This step can be done by an assistant project manager (APM) project engineer or administrative personnel. Enter new … Continue reading Request for Information (RFI) Checklist
Checklists are a tool I use as a project manager. They serve as a reminder to trigger actions that need to be taken on a given project. This is an example of a checklist I use for closing completed projects. For starting projects see my post on project start checklists. Verify invoicing is complete and … Continue reading Checklist for Closing a Project
As a project manager, a project start checklist has been beneficial in helping me start projects without missing details or waiting too long to get other team members and suppliers working on a new job.
Knowledge Project Management practices Industry specific, e.g. codes, standards, laws, welding symbols, etc. Trade specific, e.g. math, programming, graphic design, mechanical design, etc. General skills, e.g. excel, writing, etc Negotiation practices Performance Responsive Communication Decision making (seeks advice) Continuous Improvement Logs up-to-date, tracks all pertinent information Project review Change orders, effectively identify and collect Write … Continue reading Qualities of the Best Project Manager in the World