Agility in construction

Owen, Robert & Koskela, Lauri (2006) Agility in construction. In 20th IPMA World Congress on Project Management, 15-17 October 2006, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

Agile Project Management (APM) is a human-centred method for increasing customer-perceived value in a reliable manner. It has been proven to be particularly suited to creative projects such as Information Systems (IS) development and new product development in the automotive industry (this is in contrast to ‘lean production’ which has proved so useful to automotive production waste elimination). Construction is similarly largely a creative industry and might usefully adopt APM to improve its own reliable value delivery, rather than solely following the industrial trend of lean production. This paper describes APM, comparing it with two prominent lean construction initiatives, and then assesses by phase the potential for any impact of APM in construction. In conclusion: APM would have benefits for all phases of construction, particularly in planning and design, but its adoption for actual construction would generally be disrupted because of the lack of a coherent, well trained and trusted workforce.

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ID Code: 71057
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Agile, Project Management, Construction
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2015 23:15
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 04:08

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