It is important for teams to realize the full costs of impacts as they start to occur.
When you look at the Value Stream and the role of the project team including PM and Foreman you will see many tasks they are responsible for that fall into the administrative or Non Value-Add category but are required.
When a project starts to get impacted from poor design, scheduling or management issues the amount of time spent on these tasks increases significantly.
The easy to quantify impact is the cost of this time in hours. This should be calculated but this is the SMALLEST portion of the impact.
The BIGGEST portion of the impact is that each team member has a finite amount of time and labor is in very short supply and the work that is high Value-Add but Low Urgency does not get done as well.
What’s the impact of a Foreman who isn’t walking the job as much ensuring production goals are met?
What’s the impact of a PM who isn’t planning ahead as effectively as they normally would?
What’s the impact of a PM quitting because of consistently being overloaded?