Design and construct management of simple projects

In simple construction projects, management focuses not so much on functionality but mainly on how to avoid overruns in time and money. Most of the literature on construction project management addresses this issue, resulting in what are nowadays considered to be the best project management practices for the construction industry. See for instance Gray and Hughes (2001); Kerzner (1998); Ritz (1993); Bennet (1991); Nicholas (2004). In the Dutch literature the most widely used book is Projectmatig werken by Wijnen et al. (2001, 1st ed. 1984), as it is used by the country's leading construction management consultant firm as the basis for their consulting. In this chapter we will summarise these practices and discuss their limits of applicability.

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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