Progress meetings are the most effective way to synchronize all the separate moving parts of the project. The team working on the Mapleton project meet each week to check status on everything from the electrical outlet placement to the results of the soil samples. When the scale of the project spans across many teams, it’s essential to have all the necessary items to help make each in-person interaction highly effective to all parties involved.
Things to bring with you to progress meetings:
- Make sure to have a detailed outline stating exactly what is needed to be discussed during each meeting.
- Keep detailed project schedules and make sure they come with you to each meeting. This will help keep all the moving parts of the project on schedule.
- Understand priorities for the construction schedule. Not only knowing the tasks that need to be completed but the order in which they need to be done.
- Pull inspiration images to discuss details with contractors for custom millwork. Detailed drawings are even better as the will give you even more control over the design.
- Always have the project drawings on hand. It makes sense and it is very helpful to have a visual representation of the specific room or project you are working on.
- Keep detailed meeting minutes from each meeting. This will help keep progress moving forward and help the team to pick up where you last left off, avoiding redundancies in the meeting.
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