By thinking strategically and looking at the bigger picture, we have helped many clients at the “front end” of their projects without being involved in the delivery phase. Involving a project manager at inception will help to identify and define all the issues at stake, from personal and emotional involvement to pure business need.
We apply collaborative and interactive techniques to consider issues such as risk and opportunity, stakeholder involvement, environmental aspirations, procurement routes, scope definition and of course brief development.
The early development of a project strategy will look at issues such as risk and opportunity, stakeholder involvement, environmental aspirations, procurement routes, scope definition and brief development. Below are some of the standalone elements of applying a strategy:
Using management techniques to develop client thinking
Early exercise to identify what is at stake; this is developed and carried right through the project to completion
Appropriate types of contract and procurement methodologies
Option appraisals, cost plans, briefing analysis, risk profiling
Project recovery analysis, problem analysis and solution, workshop exercises
Business Case Development
Project appraisal; objectives, context, options and business viability
Simple exercise to establish spatial need
First and second stage development of design requirements
Bid Writing & Management
Including pre-qualification help and advice