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How integrated governance contributes to value generation : insights from an IPD case study

Tillmann, Patricia, Ballard, Glenn, Tzortzopoulos, Patricia and Formoso, Carlos (2012) How integrated governance contributes to value generation : insights from an IPD case study. In: 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction : Challenging Lean Construction Thinking: Are we near a Tipping Point?, 18-20th July 2012, San Diego, California, USA. (Unpublished)

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Past research has found many drawbacks in the conventional approaches to managing
projects. Among the criticisms is the traditional understanding of value generation
primarily focused on product creation, while the industry struggles to meet the
expectations of different groups of stakeholders about the benefits that these projects
are supposed to generate. In the pursuit of projects as means to achieve agreed goals
and the fulfilment of a purpose, alternative approaches have been suggested.
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is structured to deliver greater value from projects
by aligning stakeholder expectations through integrated governance. This allows the
major players to develop a much higher level of common understanding of the project,
its purpose, and work towards value generation collaboratively. A case study was
carried out in an IPD project to understand how integrated governance affects value
generation. The findings suggest that IPD enables an environment in which value can
be co-created, as it shifts the customer versus supplier relationship into a customer
plus supplier relationship. Customer expectations and supplier assumptions are
challenged in a dynamic and collaborative environment. While this can represent
great improvement in generating value from construction projects, the increased
managerial challenges of such interactions should also be noted. To establish and
maintain focus in such environments is more challenging and this paper suggests that
more research should be carried out on the role of techniques and tools in supporting
people to focus on what is important.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 11:54
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 14:02


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