Acceptance of IMT/PIPS philosophy in Botswana

Aderemi Adeyemi, Dean Kashiwagi, Kenneth Sullivan

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Abstract

The best value Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) has been tested in the United States with great performance results (98% client satisfaction, no contractor generated cost change orders,) and meeting client delivery schedule using an alignment philosophy rather than the traditional U.S. and U.K. based management, control, and direction philosophy. PBSRG made the strategic commitment with the Fulbright Program and the University of Botswana (UB) project management (PM) section to test the PIPS technology where the UK based traditional management based processes has not had much success, in Botswana, Africa. This test is different from all previous testing because the PIPS technology is also being used to transform the UB graduate education from an education based to research based program, use the graduate students as resources and partners instead of students, and create research laboratories out of their industry organizations. Once the graduate program is transformed, the graduate students will take the PIPS technology into their organizations and run PIPS tests. The impact of PIPS will expand from not only being the research technology but becoming the mechanism for transforming the university research program into an industry changing research graduate program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Pages509-521
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 10 2009Sep 11 2009

Publication series

NameCOBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Other

OtherConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2009
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/10/099/11/09

Keywords

  • PIPS Botswana testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Adeyemi, A., Kashiwagi, D., & Sullivan, K. (2009). Acceptance of IMT/PIPS philosophy in Botswana. In COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (pp. 509-521). (COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).