Factors hindering the performance of construction project managers

Powl, Andrew & Skitmore, Martin (2005) Factors hindering the performance of construction project managers. Construction Innovation, 5(1), pp. 41-51.


It has been said that the effective performance of the Project Manager (PM) is the single most critical factor affecting successful project outcomes. Little is known, however, of the nature and extent of the hindrances to PM effectiveness in the Construction Industry (CI). This paper reports on the results of a worldwide survey of PMs concerning these issues and shows that they have the potential to be more effective and more productive in their working. Associated with this is a need to be more aware of progress and developments in the CI generally, more aware of progress and developments in their own organisation, more delegation of contract administration tasks and more general administrative support. Also highlighted is the lengthy working hours of PMs.

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ID Code: 3296
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: rm.skitmore @qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Effectiveness, productivity, hindrances, project management, survey
ISSN: 1477-0857
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Emerald
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:12

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