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DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The world has moved online. Has your job moved with it? More seldom are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes, and your meeting room walls. Dare we say it, reduced are the days of saving Microsoft Word documents and spreadsheets in a folder on your computer and sharing via email.

Nearly 81% of civilisation in the developed world use the Internet, and 77% have a smartphone in their pocket. More people than ever can access, build, and manage digital products in a variet of industries, none more so critical than Construction. The most successful companies are taking advantage of that massive audience and capability.

Today the early adopters and young project managers are moving their teams and processes online to keep up with the competition and deliver projects at a faster pace than ever before. Using digital project management, collaboration software and cloud file storage systems, work is getting done efficiently and with better results. These digital project managers are the new faces of project management, and if you’re looking to dive into the field, you need to start preparing now.

Luckily, we've compiled everything you need to know about being a digital project manager. So, put the pen down (you're digital now, remember?) and browse through all the areas and disciplines in which we can assist your organisation. Contact GagaMuller who will get you on the road to thinking differently, thinking digitally!

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STRATEGY
We live in a digital world, and much of the work we do now is digital. Therefore, when managing a project, it can help to have a team who knows the latest digital technologies, is adept at managing a computer savvy workforce and is familiar with modern online project management tools.
BIM
BIM shouldn’t be seen as a a discipline in the same light as scheduling or Quality, or worse shouldn't be seen as a heading that sits within a discipline such as deisgn. BIM is encompassed into everything we do on a project. It is a suite of processes and tools which allow our industry to become more efficient.
SCHEDULING
Construction projects typically overrun the time for complation by 20%. Whether you are planning at high level or using last planner at daily task briefings, the most important thing is to ensure we are utilising the latest advancements in technology to provide a more automated and better forecasted outcome for our projects.
DESIGN
The Design stage should allow the design team to concentrate on one thing, the one thing they do best, Design. Management systems should allow the designers to get on with design in a controlled environment, without stifling their creativity.
COMMERCIAL
According to global research, construction projects typically overrun by 80% on cost. The focus is on upskilling the typical Quantity surveyor and commercial manager to a level where they can more efficiently manage the project procurement and budget.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION
Thinking differently at an earlier stage in order to itnroduce an efficient digital roadmap monitoring Design Validation, Lessons Learned, Value Engineering & Modularisation options in order to quanitify a notable Return on Investment.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Implementing the Principles of Prevention allows the client and the designer the most significant ability to positively impact safety on a project. Although the client and designer have the greatest ability to influence safety they are conversly the least likely to be affected by the implications.
LOGISITICS
The use of the most up to date digital technology can drastically incrase the efficieny of your project logistics. Live site data is key to enabling accurate just in time delivery and procurement management.
CONSTRUCTION
Building our projects is where we all want to be, physically creating infrastructure to be proud of. Ensuring this is conducted in a managed, strategic fashion is key, and that we learn from all success and failures.
QUALITY
We operate to a simple motto, "Do it once, do it right or don't do it at all". This flows through all our work and processes to ensure we and our clients deliver a quality end project.
COMMISSIONING
Commissioning is the final test to conclude the building process. If all the steps have been followed to a high standard to this point there should be no surprises... Throughout the comissioning process it is important that all the final checks are managed that the data is captured to enable a smooth Hand Over for the facilities to be managed.
HANDOVER
The Digital Project Management of a project should enable a smooth Hand Over with live data contained in the CDE (Common Data Environment) being transferred to the Client for Facilities Managament. Unlike projects of old, this Digitial Hand Over Data will not sit in a dusty file box, it will form part of the facilities managment model offering live updates on maintenance requirements of building infrastructue.
Do not hesitate to contact us today to see how we can increase your project efficiency through digital project management.