A carbon sink project needs very good project management. There are different tree species that are planted. The trees need to be native species that can survive in the same climatic conditions. They need proper support when young. The roots need proper depth inside the ground. The holes need to be put in with humus, and organic content for good growth. Most importantly, they need watering on a regular basis.
All these and many more challenges are part of the project management that is done. A proper project charter along with all details helps any project to run smoothly and with less challenges. It also helps to identify future challenges.
Milestones in a project help focus on the resources that are needed and work to get the same. Manpower, material, money – all are needed in different amounts in different phases to run a project smoothly. Achieving milestones makes sure that a project is running in the right direction and that the final achievement of goals will be made.
In a carbon sink project, these many factors need to be accounted for and run. What makes it all the more challenging is the fact that these projects have lots of variables to look at and manage.
Greenverz is creating a proper project management tool for planning, benchmarking and executing the projects. We believe in better planning and better execution. Spending more time in planning and going through all the small and big issues that might come in the project shall help all in executing the project properly.
An integrated approach with fixing the responsibilities and milestones along with the analytics in all phases is being built. The projects shall be able to show the number of trees, species, carbon fixed by each species, change in carbon fixing that has happened over a period of time etc. These are the most important project metrics that are needed and one shall be able to check these at any time. The portal shall be accessible to all the stakeholders and they can see how the project is running. All data captured and stored in the reports will be accessible and in downloadable format. Making it easy to capture, store and create reports for all.