Management of modular projects

a templating approach

The concept of a modular project is developed and a strategy for managing such projects is presented. A modular project is one that consists of several similar entities, or modules, which are the object of similar functions or processes applied repeatedly. The management approach for modular projects presented in this paper is to complete one module in significant detail and with insightful analysis of the contingencies that can arise in other modules, and then develop a standardized set of procedures for dealing with all of the other modules. The advantages of the modular project approach are presented, which include standardization, increased efficiency, and more rapid overall progress on large projects. However, in order for this technique to be employed effectively, significant advance planning by the project management team must be undertaken.
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