Improving Productivity on Projects

PMI Canadian West Coast Chapter

Rami is a professional with a civil engineering background and over 10 years of professional working experience in project management.

Being part of managing various prestigious jobs worldwide for several years gave me a solid practical experience and a sense of practical management. In this article, I will tackle productivity in projects and how to improve it based on my own professional experience. 

Maintaining a productive team and ending up with productive results can be a very complicated issue if:

  1. You do not have the experience and knowledge of practical tools and techniques
  2. You do not monitor the productivity from the very beginning of your project until the very end

Complexity of maintaining productivity varies depending on the size and nature of the project, but let me tell you something: If you know how, it will be a piece of cake. 

The end result of maintaining productivity throughout the lifecycle of the project is delivering the project safely on time, within the budgeted cost, required quality standards and to the satisfaction of the client. Below are some of the means and methods accrued from experience (there are way more), and they proved to be applicable to all projects regardless of the size, nature and complexity:

  1. Training: Provide on-the-job weekly training when required. Invest in your team properly; it is always a plus. 
  2. Progress Review Meeting: Conduct daily …

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