Change Management Checklists

Checklists can be one of the biggest training, management, coaching, and quality control tools for improving change order performance.

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Checklists help bridge the gap between the steps a task requires to be done in sequence and the limits of our short-term working memory. 

Change Management: Checklists, the key to consistency and quality. Book: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande.

A checklist is not a training tool in itself. Training must be developed to teach people the how and why behind each of the checklist items. With that training in place, it can be used as a management and coaching tool to teach people how to ask the right questions of themselves and others.  

Analyze all your historical changes by type and RFIs. Develop checklists that will prompt you toward early identification.  

Being able to effectively do this at the preconstruction stage will ensure your involvement in projects before anyone else knows about them.  

Checklists improve change order management as well as labor productivity.  

How do you view checklists?  


Check out the book The Checklist Manifesto 


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