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The Project Management Process
Transcript of The Project Management Process
Phases of the Design Process
THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS
What is Project Management?
PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS…
ORGANIZING AND CONTROLLING ALL TASKS AND RESOURCES FOR DESIGN PROJECT FROM BEGINNING TO END TO:
SOLVE CLIENTS PROBLEMS,
MEET THEIR DESIRES,
AND MAKE A PROFIT!
So What About the Designer?
They do not typically involve themselves in direct selling of merchandise to clients. Rather, their concerns include:
The Project Manager or PM is in charge of a project and performs the following key tasks:
Prepare proposal and contract
Establish + oversee project schedule
Select the project team
Supervise the project team
Serve as primary contact w/ client
Establish + oversee budget
Coordinate with consultants
Oversee proj files
Supervise quality control
Provide design input
Communicate with all parties
Prepare + distribute status reports
Always smaller than you need!
Typically for furniture, finishes, partitions, lighting, and casework
Usually quote a RANGE rather than a specific number
Project Delivery Methods
Anyone involved in the project
Project manager responsible
for coordinating stakeholders
Prepared during programming and updated throughout
3 MAIN TYPES
The 80/20 Rule
When activities are arranged in order of importance, 80% of time will be spent on 20% of the activities
Imperative if you charge by the hour BUT also helps keep a history of how long certain projects take!
Estimating the project budget
Preliminary design decisions
Final CDs and bid packages (if needed)
Orders are placed and construction begins.
Supervision of design team
Coordinating with architects, contractors, and subs
Post-installation and post-occupancy walk-through with punch list
Post occupancy evaluation
Plan Review Boards/Design Review Boards
Anyone involved in the project can attend
Project manager responsible for coordinating stakeholders
Boards include engineering, state health, zoning departments, etc.
Interior designers may submit CDs under their name if they are licensed or registered and the state allows permitting privileges. Otherwise, an architect must submit.
Evaluates construction docs and red lines
All stakeholders included in the process from the beginning
Folders or notebooks with all project information
If digital, back it up!
Project Specifications and Budgets
Materials with full descriptions
Bidding and Procurement
Project File Documents
Computer-based modeling system
Cost saving through time saving
Best design at lowest cost
Analyzing and specifying products based on cost-effectiveness
Critical Path Method (CPM)
low, medium, and high-end
Average for one space