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Project Management: Designing Effective Organisational Structures in Construction / Edition 1

Project Management: Designing Effective Organisational Structures in Construction / Edition 1

by David Richard Moore, David MooreDavid Richard Moore


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Organisation structure can make or break the project manager

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 organisation
  • 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632063932
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

David Richard Moore is associate professor of Instructional Technology at Ohio University, where he teaches several graduate-level courses and is Coordinator for the Instructional Technology Program. Formerly he was a multimedia developer and designer for the Federal Aviation Administration, a Network User Support Specialist for the University of Nevada, and the Director of Distributed Education at Portland State University.

Table of Contents

Part 1. STRUCTURE PAST - Searching for the real project: the historical approach; Open system characteristics in industrial terms: relatively recent developments;.

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

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