Project Management Institute

Rider Levett Bucknall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Because project managers directly affect a project team's performance, they usually indirectly shape a project's outcome. But many times a project's outcome is determined by factors outside of a project manager's sphere of influence. This article discusses how the property and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall responded when they were hired to help a client's 21-story condominium project--the Streamline Tower (Las Vegas, NV, USA)--recovery from setbacks caused by bad weather, installation changes, and the recent global economic downturn. In doing so, it details how the project team--including all subcontractors--worked together to meet the project's original deadline and explains the process that the project's scheduler used to monitor the project, coordinate subcontractor work, and accelerate work that was running behind schedule.
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