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.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • pulse-of-the-profession-2019-thumbnail.jpg

    Pulse of the Profession 2019

    What’s your PMTQ? Our Pulse of the Profession® research shows that organizations that combine technical skills with project management approaches drive more successful outcomes.

  • PM Network

    Bracing for a Storm member content locked

    By Gustafson, Katie The global economy has been called "buoyant" and "bullish." But what if it goes bust? Developing markets hit 4.5 percent combined growth in 2018 and seem on track to hit 4.7 percent this year,…

  • PM Network

    Best in Class member content locked

    By Fister Gale, Sarah The public school system in Tacoma, Washington, USA needed to transform its learning environment. The goals for the state's third-largest district were lofty: boost sagging graduation rates, invest…

  • PM Network

    IoT Takeover member content locked

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic projects may be grabbing headlines around the globe, but a recent survey of tech leaders shows that it's internet of things (IoT) projects that are most…

  • PM Network

    Train of Thought member content locked

    PM Network interviews Michael Foster, CIO and CTO at Canadian National, Canada's largest railway.

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.