A model for assessing and correcting project Health

Humphreys, M. , Mian, D. , & Sidwell, A (2004) A model for assessing and correcting project Health. In . International Symposium of the CIB W92 on Procurement Systems, 7−10 January 2004 , Chennai, India.


Maintaining the health of a construction project can help to achieve the desired outcomes of the project. An analogy is drawn to the medical process of a human health check where it is possible to broadly diagnose health in terms of a number of key areas such as blood pressure or cholesterol level. Similarly it appears possible to diagnose the current health of a construction project in terms of a number of Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and key performance indicators (KPIs). The medical analogy continues into the detailed investigation phase where a number of contributing factors are evaluated to identify possible causes of ill health and through the identification of potential remedies to return the project to the desired level of health. This paper presents the development of a model that diagnoses the immediate health of a construction project, investigates the factors which appear to be causing the ill health and proposes a remedy to return the project to good health. The proposed model uses the well-established continuous improvement management model (Deming, 1986) to adapt the process of human physical health checking to construction project health.

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ID Code: 27458
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets , Project 2001-003-C : Value Alignment Process for Project Delivery
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
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Deposited On: 21 Sep 2009 00:00
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