Conclusions

1. Inappropriate application of PI practices for simple and predictable circumstances in complex and unpredictable situations, SII, causes loss of functionality and overruns in time and money, along with frustration and value destruction through bad reputation. In extreme cases it may even lead to non-completion of the project.

2. Conversely, inappropriate application of PII practices, suited for complex and uncertain circumstances, in quite straightforward situations, SI, can lead to abuse of freedom, as often happens in re-imbursable cost contracts with a weak owner.

3. In projects characterised by complexity and unpredictability both practices are needed: PII for managing the over-all project and PI for managing relatively straightforward sub-projects.

4. The Open Design and Construct project manager and also the owner should have a feel for where to apply PII and where to rely on PI practices. Unbalance, either way, will cause waste of effort and money.

Part II

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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