Don’t Allow Change Orders and Variations to Undermine Construction Projects

Most people don’t like change, but change has an entirely different meaning to Project Managers working in construction. As change in a project increases, the level of productivity decreases. How can PMs better handle variations? “Project teams should agree up front on standard processes for communicating changes and variations and managing their impact on workflows,” writes Tod Bottari, communications director for Aconex, the world’s leading collaborative construction management software. “Accountability and timelines for initiating, processing and approving change should be transparent across the team.” Bottari’s post also offers best practices to mitigate project risk.

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