The single biggest risk to successful project delivery is delays. Delays increase costs, disrupt scheduling and impact quality. Delays are primarily caused by an inability to, or fear of, making decisions. The typical fundamental function of project managers is to monitor and report on cost and schedule variances for others to make decisions. The IPM model of service delivery is based upon significantly mitigating the risk of delays by making responsible decisions on behalf of the client, thereby keeping the project moving.
As designers, strategists, and project specialists, we intend:
TO BE ATTENTIVE
We make it our business to know your business - your culture, your accountability, your mission, your vision.
TO BE INTELLIGENT
We identify and assess project risks. Our wealth of experience as both clients and consultants provides us with a unique ability to identify what works best for you.
TO BE REASONABLE
We set project strategies in place that respond to your goals, resources and timelines. We determine and implement risk mitigation strategies to ensure the highest levels of certainty.
TO BE RESPONSIBLE
We take action on the client’s behalf. We challenge assumptions and the performance of the design and construction team to ensure the best value for our clients.
Our clients and employers value our ability to quickly gain an understanding of their vision and to operate on their behalf. In doing so we deliver projects not only on time and on budget but intact – we deliver what the client set out to achieve.
Our approach has been described by a Senior Construction Project Manager as one that sets us apart:
“I believe that what really sets you apart from other project managers is your ability to understand the design process and the client requirements. This allows you to be effective in guiding the design process to get a design that is buildable and affordable. While cooperative and good at listening to all of the players, you do not hesitate to challenge the designers and builders. With many PM’s, the challenge does not come until it is too late in the process to help in reaching the desired outcome.”