Project manager's decision aid for a radical project cycle reduction

Makarand Hastak, Sanjiv Gokhale, Kartik Goyani, Taehoon Hong, Bhavin Safi

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Currently there are no formal decision tools or guidelines to assist owners and project managers in choosing delivery systems and project strategies that would allow significant reductions in the project cycle time. The development of a decision aid that would allow a project manager to prioritize and apply project cycle reduction techniques would be a valuable tool for achieving project cycle time reduction in projects. This paper presents a new high performance project delivery system called "project manager's game planner" (PMGP) designed to assist a decision maker in identifying and utilizing an optimal set of radical reduction techniques (RRTs) with the greatest potential for success in achieving cycle time reduction. Additionally, the PMGP can assist the user in identifying the top RRTs during any of the five project phases: preproject planning, design, material management, construction, and start-up. Most projects can utilize this PMGP to improve the project performance whether to achieve significant cycle time reduction or to simply achieve effective project execution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-446
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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