Managing large construction projects

Using project management to improve performance on mining projects

'Large' construction projects are usually public sector works which last longer than a year, involve hundreds of stakeholders, and cost upwards of $50 million.Communications planning and management are of paramount importance to such projects, impacting time management, scheduling, and ultimately, project success.The article discusses various challenges that large construction projects pose to project managers, such as long lead times, the distribution of risk among quality specialists, safety considerations, and dealing with scope creep.Recommendations include following the WBS closely, committing to a dedicated and accountable scheduler, coordinating the convergence of people and materials, employing language standards in multinational projects, and providing realistic delivery dates.
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