Mastering the Process: Key Strategies for Commissioning to Qualification in Project Management
When a Project Manager (PM) joins a new qualification project for a new production plant, the first thing to do is to gather information so that you will know the scope of the project very well: all the systems, equipment and services that are part of it and the scopes of the different qualification phases. In addition, the key members of each area and their level of support must be determined. Normally, a project team is made up of different roles and people with different levels of expertise. These can include: Who manages the budget? Who oversees the different activities such as construction, commissioning, qualification and validation, equipment manufacturing, IT systems, and other technical aspects of the project? What about the engineers? The analysts? The suppliers? What profiles can be involved in providing support? Do they need specific training? What are the requirements for each member of the team? Are all parties aligned from start to finish?