Giving staff the project management software to launch a site-first approach
Investing in Powerproject has given JJ Rhatigan & Company complete project planning consistency, while adhering to the company’s core values of creativity and collaboration. The software’s ready-built templates allow site teams to take ownership of programmes, without compromising on workflow and project governance.
Its use of the Site Progress Mobile app has been critical to the success of the company’s site-driven approach, as the app enables planning staff to get feedback directly from site engineers, managers and contractors without spending huge amounts of time on calls and in meetings.
“Our ethos within JJ Rhatigan & Company is to give site teams ownership of their programmes. Powerproject’s templating abilities allow us to do this consistently – and when combined with Site Progress Mobile, we gain even more competitive edge. We know we’re getting real boots-on-the-ground feedback directly from the delivery team.”
Initially, JJ Rhatigan & Company trained 50 staff on Site Progress Mobile, and these employees have acted as internal software champions to ensure all site teams are maximising the software’s value. The company has also developed training materials including video instructions on their digital training platform, accessible through the online JJR Learning Hub, which acts as a useful information repository for new and experienced stakeholders.
With teams already comfortable with managing quality control checklists online, Site Progress Mobile was a natural extension of JJ Rhatigan & Company’s digital infrastructure. Within six weeks of its roll-out, staff were seamlessly using the construction planning app to update tasks and capture photo evidence in real-time, helping JJ Rhatigan’s planning team to track project progress and identify where further improvements could be made.