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Are you playing Russian roulette with your project’s success? Embarking on any type of project without first appointing a project manager may seem like a cost saving idea but in reality the odds of finishing on time, in-budget and with your sanity intact are very slim indeed.

609 3479113Are you playing Russian roulette with your project’s success? Embarking on any type of project without first appointing a project manager may seem like a cost saving idea but in reality the odds of finishing on time, in-budget and with your sanity intact are very slim indeed.

Return on investment

Inadequate planning can result in delays that will impact on the all-important "return on investment". If you want the materials delivered, "trades" onsite, licenses and permits granted at the right time – you’ll need a completely impartial representative with excellent organisational and communication skills, whose only goal is to protect your interests as an investor. A project manager, unhampered by vested interests, will have no problem driving the project forward.

Along with organisational skills, a professional project manager will also use up to date programs and tools to accurately assess and assign all tasks, prepare detailed plans, set milestones and to monitor progress. After all, time is money!

Based in Marbella, Spain, Estomar91 is an established professional project management company with extensive experience of managing successful projects for both private and commercial clients throughout Spain and the rest of Europe.

Visit the website www.estomar91.com for details.

Estomar91’s 5 step plan to successful project management

There are five golden rules that Estomar91 follows (without fail) when embarking upon a new project:

1. Define goals:

Find out what you are working towards, what benefits and value is required from the finished project.

2. Achieve the goals:

What resources do you need to achieve the goal.

3. Task allocation:

When you know what needs to be done and what you need to do it, allocate each task to the relevant person/department/company.

4. Schedule:

Find out how long it will take for each person to deliver and when work can begin. (Although not 100% accurate at this stage, it will give a good indication of time frames and resources).

5. Supporting information:

Communication. State the method and frequency of communication throughout the project.

Risk management. Identify possible risks and provide solutions.

Flexibility. Acknowledge that changes may be needed and provide a process to deal with it.