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Re-engineering project planning processes : a best practice model for managing project phase integration issues

Hilton, Brian J., Hampson, Keith D., & Mohamed, Sherif (1999) Re-engineering project planning processes : a best practice model for managing project phase integration issues. In Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Construction Process Reengineering, Sydney.

Abstract

Competitive markets are increasingly driving new initiatives for shorter cycle times resulting in increased overlapping of project phases. This, in turn, necessitates improving the interfaces between the different phases to be overlapped (integrated), thus allowing transfer of processes, information and knowledge from one individual or team to another. This transfer between phases, within and between projects, is one of the basic challenges to the philosophy of project management. To make the process transfer more transparent with minimal loss of momentum and project knowledge, this paper draws upon Total Quality Management (TQM) and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) philosophies to develop a Best Practice Model for managing project phase integration. The paper presents the rationale behind the model development and outlines its two key parts; (1) Strategic Framework and (2) Implementation Plan. Key components of both the Strategic Framework and the Implementation Plan are presented and discussed.

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ID Code: 41513
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Integration; process transfer; total quality management; process reengineering.
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 03 May 2011 09:38
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 15:51

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