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Modelling and managing project complexity

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posted on 23.06.2009, 10:08 authored by Simon Austin, Andrew John Newton, John Steele, Paul R. Waskett
The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, like many others, is increasingly aware of the need to improve efficiency and effectiveness to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. A key discovery in their search for improvements is the benefits of repeatability in both processes and products. However, although the latter has seen significant advances, such as the adoption of pre-assembly and standardised components and systems, the industry has experienced far greater difficulties identifying ways of capturing, understanding, and replicating work processes. The identification and removal of waste from the process can only be achieved once the process has been captured. Their repeated use and development, combined with analysis with the Analytical Design Planning Technique, enable the improvement of work practices and culture in terms of integration, decision-making and reductions in re-work.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

AUSTIN, S.A., 2002. Modelling and managing project complexity. International Journal of Project Management, 20(3), pp. 191-198.

Publisher

© Elsevier

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2002

Notes

This article was published in the journal, International Journal of Project Management[© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0263-7863(01)00068-0

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0263-7863

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en

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