How do you define who gets a free PM?
Parishes of a certain size do get free Project Management services. Parishes who qualify for Parish Accounting Services also qualify for free project management services.
When does a parish reach a size that requires that they have a dedicated Project Manager?
Needing a project manager is less about the size of the parish and more about the size of the project.
Does this Project Manager have to be someone who is not on the staff?
Not necessarily. We want your project to be successful. If your staff has the capacity and experience to manage a project well, we encourage this for smaller projects. For larger renovations and all building projects, we required a dedicated project manager.
Do Project Managers from the diocese serve schools too?
Yes. We help schools with renovations and building projects.
How close will our project managers be to our parish or school?
We have project managers in Columbia and Charleston. This allows us to support projects throughout South Carolina.
How often does a Project Manager from the diocese get on site?
At least every 2 weeks. More frequent visits as needed.
What does it look like to have a Project Manager as a member of a parish team?
- Do they meet contractors regularly? Yes.
- Do they watch budgets? Yes.
- Timelines? Yes.
- Do they implement our parish vision? Yes.
- Do they manage work order change requests? Yes.
If our parish hires a Project Manager, what are the responsibilities for the current parish staff? What does the pastor do? The parish council?
Invite any/all. We CC on all emails and. We keep you in the loop. We will count on your for sure for the bi-weekly meetings with the architect and the construction. Communicate well their vision on what they want. Closely involved with Budget and Timeline.
At what phase of a project does a parish need a Project Manager? Early on, during feasibility discussions? Early planning? During budgeting?
As early as possible. We’ll help guide you. Don’t hesitate us to call!