Determine what information-gathering tools would be most effective on this project and what activities would need to be monitored.

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Resource: A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control, Ch. 11

Review the JP Phentar Construction: Case Study in Ch. 11.

Complete the following:

  • Determine what information-gathering tools would be most effective on this project and what activities would need to be monitored.
  • Based on data that would be generated from work activities, what types of analytical tools could be used to determine project status?
  • Can any corrective actions be initiated? And if so, how?

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Information gathering tools
One of the most useful tools that JP Peter Construction Company would use in the project
is team meetings. Team meetings are fundamental for the smooth running of any project (Albert,
2004). The meetings should involve all the key stakeholders of the project including parties such
as all the subcontractors, financer, and the engineers. The meetings should regularly be held most
probably once or twice a month. There should be both a site inspection and office meetings.
During the site inspection, all the concerned project stakeholders should go round the location
gathering all the necessary information such as the site terrain and the type of soil on the site.
During the office meeting, all needed information concerning the project should be exchanged
among the members. Regular meetings should then be held after the commencement of the
project to gather the information pertaining the progress of the project.
Use of templates can also be a useful tool which can be employed in this project.
According to Randal (2014), models involve giving of all the project participants’ blank
templates which they can fill in some relevant information concerning their progress in the
project. Members are expected to fill ...

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