The construction team that was building a National Football League stadium hired us to help with an incredibly aggressive plan to renovate and expand the stadium in 20 months. Our role was part of a joint venture to support the project’s scheduling and project management.
What we did:
We didn’t panic, but we could have. With such a tight schedule, it was imperative that all the involved parties stay focused on the critical path. We met with the key players and identified what the critical path was, and got buy-in from everyone to work toward that path. We identified potential problem areas and worked through scenarios with the parties that would be most affected, to anticipate problems and develop solutions with project management teams. We stayed vigilant with all parties to keep the project focused.
We met our deadline. The stadium project was completed in time for the team to lose its home opener.