Project Management boils down to Coordination, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Communication. All four of these objectives require the free and timely flow of credible and relevant information. Cognitive Project Management believes that there is much more to Construction Project Time Management than simply planning and scheduling the project.
Recapping the Domains and their Meanings
- Project Facilitation: The domain where critical information, the very lifeblood of the project, is closely managed and communicated.
- Project Administration: The domain that enables the project by providing Project Execution with the resources it needs to get the job done!
- Project Coordination: The domain that smoothly blends the project’s goals, interests, priorities, and methods. This is the most recognized role of the Project Manager, to act as a liaison and informational conduit between and among the project participants.
- Project Execution: The domain where the rubber meets the road; where the project is built.
As the diagram to the left clearly illustrates, Project Facilitation has its own unique organizational structure, much different than the organizational structures required by the other three F.A.C.E. Diamond Domains. The label, Project Facilitation, may be unfamiliar to many, but it is certain to replace the tired and misrepresenting current label: Planning and Scheduling.
The role of Project Facilitation is to insure that all mission-critical information flows to and from all Construction Project Team members