Projects that are conceived of and organized collaboratively will run more smoothly—saving time and money. The Project Start-up Intensive creates a focused team approach to project management that will guide the project through the inevitable hurdles that it faces on the way to approvals and implementation.
The project sponsor and project partners come together for an intensive start-up meeting. In this meeting, the group completes a series of assessment and organization exercises to plan the project, beginning with high-level guiding principles and ending with a detailed project process roadmap. The resulting roadmap identifies how the project will be conducted, including who will be involved and how, a list of base data work, and a description of the charrette process and products. This information can then be used to create a scope of work and estimated budget to guide management of the project.
Following the Project Start-up Intensive, NCI can stay with the project team throughout the process, assisting staff in the execution of the stakeholder outreach and engagement and base data research. NCI will check that all preparation and scheduling is on track and the team successfully becomes charrette-ready.
NCI can assist behind the scenes to coach and support staff during the charrette event. We monitor all phases of the charrette, including public meeting facilitation, studio set-up and management, public participation, design team process, production and presentation.
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