As a project manager, a project start checklist has been beneficial in helping me start projects without missing details or waiting too long to get other team members and suppliers working on a new project.
Here are some examples of what is on my project start checklist:
- Create project folder on network drive and copy files from estimate folder.
- Request baseline schedule from General Contractor (GC).
- Establish dates to submit drawings.
- Review bid documents, asking estimator about any early Requests for Information (RFI) that should be issued.
- Review project specifications and highlight. Print copies for detailer.
- Assess project review form (compiled by the estimator), add any missing information as necessary, type or scan form into project folder.
- Generate work package and phase breakdown structure.
- Create Schedule of Values (SOV)
- Enter phases and estimates into project management software.
- Determine buyout items.
- Issue purchase orders for buyout items (examples: grating, railing, engineering).
- Assign detailer to the project.
- Enter work phases into detailing schedule.
- Create submittal log.
- Submit welder certifications, WPS and PQR as required.
- Verify inspection requirements.
- Obtain jobsite delivery address, contact person, and hours of operation.
My inspiration for creating this comes from the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande.
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