Expert judgment

If we take the stakeholders of a project, expert consultants with expertise in their domains are significant contributor’s to project’s success. They can come from various domains like;

  • Technical
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Piping
    • Mining
    • Structural engineering
    • Architecture
    • Programming
    • Operating systems
    • Hardware design
    • Networking
    • Interior
    • Fire & Safety etc
    • Building Information Modeling
  • Others
    • Costing
    • Project Financing
    • Procurement
    • Contracts
    • Legal
    • Resourcing

This is a sample list of experts. During almost all stages of the projects, these experts opinions are solicited for decision making and collectively it is known as ‘Expert Judgment’.

Interestingly, this throws light into the question ‘How technical a project manager should be?’. Project managers should have sufficient knowledge to interact effectively with the experts.