Our project managers, all of whom are degreed engineers (mechanical and electrical), are a team comprised of PMP-certified project leaders and follow standardized processes based on Project Management Institute (PMI) best practices and the ISO 9000 process. A project manager begins by clarifying and aligning the project’s key objectives and deliverables with the client’s requirements. The project manager manages all phases of the project, including concept, design, construction, factory acceptance testing, and start-up through successful completion.
Our team makes every effort to keep a project on schedule. Using Microsoft Project, project managers create and share with clients a detailed production schedule. Communication of project statuses are typically tailored to each client’s requirements but may include design review documentation, monthly progress reports, milestone updates, and weekly updates.
PMI defines project risk as: “An uncertain event or condition that has a positive or negative effect on a project’s objectives.” ABCO project managers are responsible for assessing and managing project risk. We will evaluate the processes, technology, and resources that may affect quality, cost, and the schedule.
Project managers customize the system installation plan to each client/project, depending on each client’s specific requirements. ABCO supports each automation system during the installation and start-up phase on the client’s site. Clients are provided thorough documentation and training to maintain their automation system. ABCO continues to provide support as needed for the life of the system to maintain high operating efficiencies.
An added benefit for our existing clients is access to our project managers on a contract basis; we’ll be happy to provide an estimate for project management support. All of the benefits discussed above are available to every existing ABCO client.