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Is Agile Project Management Applicable to Construction?

Owen, Robert, Koskela, Lauri, Henrich, Guilherme and Codinhoto, Ricardo (2006) Is Agile Project Management Applicable to Construction? In: Proceedings IGLC-14, July 2006, Santiago, Chile. IGLC, pp. 51-66. (Unpublished)

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This paper briefly summarises the evolution of Agile Project Management (APM) and differentiates it from lean and agile production and ‘leagile’ construction. The significant benefits being realized through employment of APM within the information systems industry are stated. The characteristics of APM are explored, including: philosophy, organizational attitudes and practices, planning, execution and control and learning. Finally, APM is subjectively assessed as to its potential contribution to the pre-design, design and construction phases. In conclusion, it is assessed that APM offers considerable potential for application in pre- design and design but that there are significant hurdles to its adoption in the actual construction phase. Should these be overcome, APM offers benefits well beyond any individual project.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 25-27 July 2006, Ponteficia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2015 22:30


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