Hire Experienced PMs, Professionals with Talent, Project Experienced Individuals, More Accountability, Pressure to perform and Rewards for performance, Bonus's for success and milestone achievements, Progress Bonus's for ontime, ontarget, successfull milestones
Improve Contracting Standards & Hire Consulting Teams for better oversight and enforcement of Codes, Standards, Practices .
Better Planning Teams with Experience ( not just degree's)
This is a serious problem in our industry mainly in the gov. sector as they give contracts out on concept and not alway s proven workmanship.
A lot of projects are managed by Civil, Mechanical,Geo engineers which have no background in security or survaillance .
I have worked on many projects which were not set in stone only concept.
Engineered, Designed, Conceptualize the details out as the process evolved.
If the project went bad you just redirect, rework the concepts untill you succeed.
Common in Large Projects which do not have set standards. Congressional Authorized .
Design Build is a good word for this . Not What s on the table , but where you can take the project and prove you can get it done with in listed parameters .
Impress the management team
Have a Budget and start building the concept.
Usually these are very costly and overruns are common.
usually 30 to 80% overrun in cost. 1.5 mil start , when finished around 5 mil.
In the last 10 years with the updates and upgrades of software packages, you dont see this so much. Easier to Build Models , 3-D Design Modules , and Micro model the projects.
Imputting Data just got easier and more user friendly
Great Cost Analysis software ( Time,Install,Materials,Quanity, Margins, Pricing, O/H,Profit )
Thank You MS, Autocadd and others
But when you work for some companies, they understand the whole picture and know you never have all the variables upfront, and you always open up a huge array of challanges in the process.
I now work for companies which have Zero Tolerance for Failure and Zero Downtime options with 100% reliability and Greater Expectation of Performance.
As a contractor , Not an employee this provides greater flexibility to get things done.
and also more pressure to perform
Failure is not an option.
This weeds out the rift raft. Limits the playing field