Pre-project planning and its practice in industry

Yu Ren Wang, G. Edward Gibson

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Pre-project planning is the project phase encompassing all the tasks between project initiation to detailed design. The development of a project scope definition packages is one of the major tasks in the pre-project planning process. Project scope definition is the process by which projects are defined and prepared for execution. It is at this crucial stage where risks associated with the project are analyzed and the specific project execution approach is defined. Nevertheless, the pre-project planning practices vary significantly throughout the industry from one organization to another. Pre-project planning practice data from 62 industrial projects and 78 building projects, representing approximately $5 billion in total construction cost, were collected and pre-project planning practices (as measured by the level of scope definition) were analyzed. Poorly defined scope elements among the surveyed projects will be identified and compared between the two industry sectors. The pre-project planning practices among successful and less-than-successful projects will be compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
Pages878-883
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 3 2006Oct 5 2006

Publication series

Name2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006

Other

Other23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/3/0610/5/06

Keywords

  • Industry Practice
  • Pre-Project Planning
  • Project Processes
  • Project Success
  • Scope Definition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Building and Construction

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