Taking the brief

Taking an effective project brief can be critical to the success of a project. Yet it is often either neglected or completed then ignored for the remainder of the project.

Great project briefs should be agreed by all parties at the outset of the project and regularly reviewed and updated throughout the project. They keep a project focused on clear definable outcomes and can be used to encourage buy-in from third party stakeholder and supporters.

Revisiting the brief at key stages ensures that the building which is eventually delivered meets the client’s requirements. This is particularly relevant on long, complex projects.

The project brief is also a great tool to measure the success of the project at various stages and at its close, and also hone the project process for future projects.

This section is maintained by Daniel Henn of TFT Consultants.

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