1. TIMELINE COORDINATION
Rollouts happen across multiple locations, and installation work is often done after-hours in order to avoid as much interruption to normal operations as possible. Covering all the necessary time-frames and locations usually requires a mixture of different outside vendors, and it’s critical that all of their schedules be carefully arranged so that the right people are in the right places at the right times to get your job done.
Once your team is where they need to be, you’ll also need the right equipment there with them. From receiving the initial hardware to staging, bundling, or kitting the equipment per location–you’ll need team members on hand in the right locations at the right times to properly receive, check, prep and install all of your new equipment.
Does your project require ladders, lifts, lock out, hot work, cutting, or safety meetings? In order to ensure that all work done on your rollout meets the necessary standards, you’ll need someone on your team who’s familiar with all of the relevant standards in each area your team will be working in.
Some costs associated with your project will be obvious, like the purchase price for each new piece of equipment. Be sure to account for more indirect expenses as well though, such as shipping fees, staging expenses, mounts, cabling, power, travel, hardware failures, and helpdesk / IT support, etc.
A solid budget will give all of the stakeholders in your project a clear picture of what successful completion of your rollout will require–in terms of both time and money. Setting realistic goals at the outset will help to minimize surprises and set your team up for success!
TDS will partner with you to deliver your next rollout successfully, from flow chart to install! Give your project the benefit of a nationwide network of experts who know how to deliver rollout results, led by your TDS Project Manager who will keep you constantly up to date on daily progress without pulling you away from your daily workflow.