Project diagnostics : assessing the condition of projects and identifying poor health combing forces

Tsoukas, J (2005) Project diagnostics : assessing the condition of projects and identifying poor health combing forces. In Eleventh Joint CIB International Symposium, June 13–16, 2005, Helsinki, Finland.


In many cases, construction projects do not achieve the objectives that the project participants set for them. If participants could better understand how their project is performing overall, at various stages of its delivery, then the opportunities to achieve project success would almost certainly be greater. This paper documents a method of assessing the status of a project, at a point in its design or construction phase, or after completion. The status is assessed in terms of up to seven (7) key success factors. Any evidence of less than adequate performance in these performance areas is scrutinised to seek out the root causes of why this situation is happening. Using these identified root causes of under performance, general suggestions can then be made as to how to return the project to good health. A software package that assists in assessing the status of the project has been developed. The package is currently being calibrated before commercial release.

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ID Code: 27387
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets , Project 2002-052-C : Value in Project Delivery Systems – Project Diagnostics
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