Project Management: Designing Effective Organisational Structures in Construction
October 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
New forms of organisation are emerging in the construction
industry – from partnering to virtual teams. There is a
growing need to consider project organisational structures
carefully. This book differs from the many other texts on project
management by concentrating on the challenges of devising relevant
structures for project management.
It examines the diverse factors to be considered when
determining an initial overall organisation for new construction
projects. It also looks at how to vary the organisation in response
to the differing environments over the lifetime of a project.
In a pragmatic, accessible style, the author has both added to
the body of knowledge in this area and provided the project
management with a set of effectivemanagement tools to:
- examine the criteria for designing structures within an
- identify the factors relevant to the development of an initial
project organisation structure
- assess the significance of an individual factor in the operation of a structure
PART 2. STRUCTURE PRESENT - Establishing a project's relevant environmental forces: recognise the relevant - ignore everything else?; Further factors in a possible model for organisation structure design; Control is not total;.
PART 3. STRUCTURE FUTURE? - The Genome approach; Taking-up the options; Future challenges; Glossary 1; Glossary 2; References; Index
* shows how to assess the significance of an individual factor in the operation of a structure
* looks at criteria for designing structures within an organisation