Executive Control with Flexibility In Managing Capital Projects


Abstract | Introduction | Need for PM | Comparison | Objectives
Execution | Features | Flexibility | Stages | Work Breakdown
Scheduling | Construction Management | Services | Conclusion

Effective Project Execution

Since the effective execution of a project requires the combined effort of many functional areas acting as a team, new management relationships have to be created within the traditional organization. Successful achievement therefore necessitates cutting across the normal flow of authority, with responsibilities radiating outside any one functional unit. Lack of official cohesiveness means that the traditional management approach becomes unsatisfactory for project work.

The project manager is confronted with the coordination and integration of both human and non-human resources. He must balance concept requirements with engineering limitations and, at the same time, relate the client's functional demands to cost restrictions. However, he does have the advantage of being able to look at the overall project without being influenced by, say, the specialist's bias or contractor's profit motive. His objectives are identical to those of the owner, although he should be able and willing to argue a point with him when he feels it is necessary,

The adoption of an effective project management organizational structure, together with the use of management system tools to manage the project, forces a logical approach to the undertaking. It facilitates decision making and enables management to readily handle its responsibilities. In fact, as a management philosophy it provides a refreshing way of thinking that allows for temporary changes in an organization's structure and its activities.

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