For the success of any project, you need to make sure that there is a monitoring and supervision system in place. This is important because it is going to assist you track the progress of the project and make any corrections to the project if need be. The scope of this procedure is to assist you develop a good project monitoring system that will be effective in following up the project and ensuring that it is a success.
Making sure that you have a good plan is very important when it comes to monitoring the project. You can develop a desk supervision mechanism where you will be assessing the project from time to time right from the beginning to the end of the construction project. You need to write down the steps that you are going to use as well as the progress of the construction as you are doing the monitoring.
At the beginning of the project, there are certain things that you need to look at. The practicality of the work is one of these things. You need to look at whether or not the work is feasible and if you have all the resources that you will need in the execution of the work. This means that at this stage, what you need to focus on is the probability of the work being done. There is also need to assess the possible risks that you may encounter and consider if the project will be worth the risks or ways of averting these possible risks.
Once you are done with the initial supervision and you have seen that the project will be able to start without too many issues, you then need to establish a monitoring system for the execution stage. It is important that throughout the project you continuously look at the methodology that you had initially come up with in the planning phase paying close attention to the possible risks that you might encounter and coming up with ways of managing these risks. This should always be at the back of your mind even as you go on with your project management activities.
Once you are done with the initial and the execution phases without any major problems and the project has come to an end, you also have to make sure that there is monitoring here. You need to remember that project management simply does not end here. You have to look and make sure that everything is in order just as it had initially been planned and that everything is good to go. This will help you know whether there is anything else that needs to be done and also help you have the confidence that all is well.
When doing the monitoring, you should never rush into the matter. You need to make sure that all of your steps are very well calculated and the monitoring is done in an effective manner. This will help you get the best out of the monitoring. You can decide to do it yourself or seek the help of an external party.