Project Downsizing Approaches

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Arthur Rowland, USA

Project Downsizing Approaches

I have recently been tasked to come up with a proposal from the prime contractor (we are subs) that will significantly cut my team's hours.
What is the best way to comply with this request without making my team's resources seem irrelevant?


Gopalakrishna Bhat
Project Manager, India

Proposal for Project Downsizing

You can have two approaches. This is what I do in such situations.
1. Justify the "value add" you team is doing to the project and try to convince the prime contractor.
2. If the contracor has already decided to cut down the hours of your team, you do not have any option other than deploying the excess team members to some other project.


Resource Assessment

Move the resource to other projects rather than keep the redundant resource, because as project manager you are measured by project payback instead of managing a big number of people :-).

Carmelo L. Neri
Consultant, Philippines

Reducing Project Manhours

Here in our country to reduce man hours we usually contract out specific works to highly skilled wor... Sign up

T. Stahl, Canada

Proposal to Cut Team Hours

The best way to is cut work, not hours. Keep the work that your team is really good at, and where it... Sign up

Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Revisit the RACI Chart

I faced a similar downsizing where I was the sole contractor. I suggested that we go back to the RAC... Sign up


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