Mauricio Rubio Sydney, Australia 8 Questions 33 Answers 2 Best Answers 730 Points View Profile 1 Mauricio Rubio Senior Project Manager Asked: January 31, 2019In: General Do you prefer starting a Project from scratch or getting a handover from another PM? 1 handoverpmprojects Share Facebook 3 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Ian Johns 0 Questions 6 Answers 0 Best Answers 55 Points View Profile Ian Johns Newbie Added an answer on February 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm I prefer starting from scratch. If taking over from another PM you have to complete a full health check to find anything going wrong and fix but also ensure nothing has been missed. Also need to understand why you are taking over ( i.e did anything go wrong etc , is any rework required ?) . This equates to more time and potentially cost and a possible slow down in delivery or complete stop during assessment. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Mauricio Rubio Sydney, Australia 8 Questions 33 Answers 2 Best Answers 730 Points View Profile Mauricio Rubio Senior Project Manager Added an answer on January 31, 2019 at 11:00 am This answer was edited. Personally, I prefer starting from scratch. But generally I don’t have a choice on that and it’s more the result of where we’re at with the project (e.g. early stage, already started, etc.) You should know that 90% of the time I get a handover from another PM I have to fix something, which generally translates into more time, extra work and sometimes even re-process or re-work. Hence, me preferring to start projects from scratch where possible. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp sureshfrancis 0 Questions 1 Answers 0 Best Answers 18 Points View Profile sureshfrancis Hatchling Added an answer on February 14, 2019 at 1:07 pm Prefer starting a project from scratch. In this way, you would know the business requirements and version of changes. So your knowledge base for the project is worth the effort. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.