Project Management Services

WHY IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

Development projects are risky, costly and time-consuming. It doesn’t matter if it’s a $10,000 project or a $10,000,000 project, issues arise, and these issues have a significant impact on the outcome of the project and the developer’s bottom line. Issues such as overlooked regulatory reviews/permits, poor planning, scope creep and budget overruns are enough to make many people run for the hills. These are all significant risks unless, of course, you have a good Project Manager (PM) at the helm. This is the core of our mission, to integrate Project Management in to the design process as much as the design itself to mitigate the risks that are inherent when developing a project.
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WHY IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

  • A good PM will save you time
    Managing a project takes a lot of time and a lot of focus. There are many components to managing a project: juggling multiple vendors and stakeholders, organizing and implementing a timeline, and managing risk and quality control. A good PM will assume complete ownership of the project—from start to finish—freeing you up to focus on your day-to-day responsibilities.
  • A good PM will save you money
    Not only has a good PM developed strong relationships with best-in-class vendors over the years that they can leverage, but they have also gained extensive knowledge and experience to ensure optimal and consistent service is delivered to the client day in and day out.
  • A good PM will manage risk
    Every project has a certain amount of risk, but should a problem threaten to derail a project in the middle of it, a good project manager has a clearly defined plan in order to make timely decisions to resolve the problem or mitigate the potential risks.
  • A good PM will prevent scope creep
    Whether it’s time or money, or both, eating away at the success of a project, you can be assured that both are a result of scope creep. Successful project management controls the flow of a project and keeps team members focused on and working within the original scope of work.
  • A good PM will deliver optimal results
    A good PM is a highly skilled professional, trained to lead a project from start to finish, on time and on budget. They will analyze your needs and provide the right resources to ensure your deliverable is of the highest quality. A skilled PM knows there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all-solution, but rather brings a customized approach for the specific needs and preferences of each client. By quickly scaling up or down in size to match changing requirements of the project, the PM can ensure optimal project results.
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WHAT DOES MASER DO TO SET THEMSELVES APART?

We use the industry standard Project Management Institute (PMI) Framework to structure our projects. Our Principal is a Certified Project Management Professional through PMI which provides leadership.These standards will be incorporated into your project as we move through each phase. We scale our approach to the project size to not overwhelm the Owner if it’s a small project. It’s about understanding who your client is, how they want their information and how often.

WHAT IS MASER’S TRACK RECORD?

Our Principal, Marc Maser spent six years at Cornell University managing projects from $50,000 to $10,000,000. The scope of projects included:

  • Elevator Modernizations
  • Roof Replacements
  • Forensic Building Envelope Investigations
  • Boiler Installations (2 x 75kpph D-Type, Gas Fired)
  • Floor Infills
  • Historic Masonry Reconstruction
  • Hydroelectric Plant Turbine Reconstruction
  • Major Upgrades to Kitchen Exhaust and Fire Suppression Systems

Marc managed over 50 projects totaling $50+MM. Over the course of a typical project, the number of stakeholders required to be managed were 20-25 over a wide range of departments, skill levels; all who required different levels of communication. We’ve been there and we know what works to manage a successful project. This reinforces our ability to plan and design the project to deliver a complete package to the Owner.