Project Management Services

A successful project requires significant planning, active management during the project execution, and attention to detail. The project manager must always know the exact status of the project, communicate this to all involved parties, and act to take the necessary actions to keep the project on track. We believe in and practice proactive project management, starting with the establishment of project goals, milestones, and a planned path. Throughout the project, progress is measured against the milestones, frequent status reports generated to inform the client, and corrective action taken whenever necessary to bring the project back on track. 

Benefits include:

  • Conceptual review of automation and control projects before request for project funding.
  • Automation and process control projects managed based on intimate knowledge and experience with all aspects from conceptualization to construction and startup.
  • Also experienced in management of multi-disciplined project efforts.
  • Single point of coordination/responsibility for the client.
  • Active control and monitoring of a project, keeping client informed throughout the project.

Project Management Services include:

Project Conceptualization

  • Develop detailed project scope, estimates, and justification.

Project Scope and Estimate

  • Conceptualize automation and controls project with client to meet client's specific goals.
  • Develop a detailed, written scope for the project that clearly communicates all aspects of the work and responsibilities of all parties.
  • Assist client in developing an estimate for the project.
  • Facilitate "Front End Loading" to develop more detailed project plan and estimate.
  • Detailed review of project concept, plan, scope and estimate (whether developed by FAI, client, or others) for confirmation prior to funding submittal of important considerations such as:
    • Project goals
    • Project approach/plan
    • Proposed schedule and cost estimate
    • Operator training
    • Operator interface and system diagnostics
    • Maintenance

Planning, Staffing and Project Scheduling

  • Develop a formal, detailed plan utilizing project planning software (e.g. Microsoft Project).
  • Identify realistic project milestones.
  • Determine staffing required to meet the project schedule.

Project Monitoring

  • Coordination of all parties involved in the project.
  • Continual progress/status determination and periodic reporting.
  • Measure and report progress against defined milestones.
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