Aveva focuses on importance of strong communication in major projects
1 Mar 2018
Aveva’s new white paper examines the value of strong communication throughout the project cycle.
The paper – ‘We need to talk’ Why contractor relationships are vital when managing very large projects – discusses how weak contractor relationships and poor communication can cost time and money when delivering capital projects, although it can be challenging to put a financial value on those relationships.
Geoff Lill explores the importance of building clear lines of communication when managing major contracts and suggests a framework that can support strong and effective relationships.
Contractor relationships are much more effective for managing unforeseen problems than watertight documents and KPI dashboards, the paper states.
The issue is looked at from the perspective of contractors and details the essentials of kick-off meetings and why investing in a good relationship “is more cost effective than standing by your contractual rights”.
There are ‘4 Ps’ that experienced practitioners have found to be fundamental when building the relationships that build a successful capital asset, says the report, referring to: proactive, personable, pragmatic and professional.