Management Characteristics of Mega-Projects

In this paper, the authors discuss the most common pitfalls that mangers of mega-projects can make and ways to avoid them. Projects may be unmanageable (in terms of time and money) as a result of a challenging design or a complex social system, or impoverished as a result of a safe design to prevent this unmanageability. In addition, the paper focuses on the characteristics of the technical and social complexity, and how projects can be managed to avoid these pitfalls. This leads to the central question whether the manager should be mainly involved with the substance of the project or rather the process that should lead to its completion.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-39
  • Monograph Title: Decision-Making on Mega Projects. Cost-Benefit Analysis, Planning and Innovation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845427375
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2009 11:52AM