Hinderances to Project Management Efficiency
Powl, Andrew & Skitmore, Martin (2004) Hinderances to Project Management Efficiency. In Poh, P.S.H. (Ed.) 1st International conference, World of Project Management, 27-28 May 2004, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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 17 to 22% more effective and 16 to 17% more productive in their working. Associated with this is a need for 20% more aware of progress and developments in the CI generally, 27% more aware of progress and developments in their own organization, 18% more delegation of contract administration tasks, 25% more general administrative support. Also highlighted is the lengthy working hours of PMs – estimated at around 58 hours per week.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
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 2004 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||21 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:04|
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