Creating a New Project Management Model through Research

Alfredo Rivera, Dean Kashiwagi

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Abstract

The principles of a new project management model have been tested for the past 20 years. This project management model utilizes expertise instead of the traditional management, direction, and control (MDC). This new project management model is a leadership-based model instead of a management model. The practice of the new model requires a change in paradigm and project management structure. Some of the practices of this new paradigm include minimizing the flow of information and communications to and from the project manager [including meetings, emails and documents], eliminating technical communications, reducing client management, direction, and control of the vendor, and the hiring of vendors or personnel to do specific tasks. A vendors is hired only after they have clearly shown that they know what they are doing by showing past performance on similar projects, that they clearly understand how to create transparency to minimize risk that they do not control, and that they can clearly outline their project plan using a detailed milestone schedule including time, cost, and tasks all communicated in the language of metrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1370-1377
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume145
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Best Value
  • construction performance
  • performance information procurement system
  • project management
  • risk management

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  • Engineering(all)

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Rivera, Alfredo ; Kashiwagi, Dean. / Creating a New Project Management Model through Research. In: Procedia Engineering. 2016 ; Vol. 145. pp. 1370-1377.
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