Presentation on theme: "October 28,2013 Lessons Learned on Grant Funded Projects George Brown College – Green Building Centre."— Presentation transcript:
October 28,2013 Lessons Learned on Grant Funded Projects George Brown College – Green Building Centre
Lessons Learned on Grant Funded Projects George Brown College – Green Building Centre Dr. Robert Luke Vice President, Research and Innovation, George Brown College John Alley Senior Advisor MHPM Project Managers Inc.
Context Green Building Centre FedDev Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario CFI/MRI Canadian Foundation for Innovation Ministry of Research and Innovation
Context Green Building Centre Success: Foster applied research capacity with industry Meet expectations of the granting bodies Maximize value to the College Tools for researchers to execute projects On time On budget Earn trust
Lessons Learned Project Management Best Practice The value of Lessons Learned What worked well? What could be improved? What did we survive only by good luck?
Lesson 10 Project Management Before you apply: Who is the Project Manager? Do you know the installation requirements? Who owns the unknown? Create project team buy-in
Lesson 9 Timing is Everything Changing the wheel on a moving car Managing milestones, metrics Work start vs contract start Team cohesion and change management
Lesson 8 Know the Contract Each funding agency is different Flexibility to change equipment Reporting requirements Content Timing Purchasing rules
Lesson 7 Handle Your Team Managing researchers Shiny new things Research plans Managing management Buy in Culture change Strategy, operational planning