PCIM: a project control and inhibiting-factors management model

Yakubu Adisa Olawale, Ming Sun

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    In construction projects, the aim of project control is to ensure projects finish on time, within budget and achieve other project objectives. During the last few decades, numerous project control methods have been developed and adopted by project managers in practice. However, many of the existing methods focus on describing what the processes and tasks of project control are; not on how these tasks should be carried out. There is also a potential gap between principles that underlies these methods and project control practice. As a result, time and cost overruns are still common in construction projects partly due to deficiencies of the existing project control methods and difficulties in implementing them. This paper describes a new project cost and time control model, developed through a study involving extensive interaction with construction practitioners in the UK, which better reflects the real needs of project managers. A set of good practice checklist is also developed to facilitate the implementation of the model.

    Read More: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000125
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)60-70
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
    Issue number1
    Early online date21 Feb 2012
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


    • Project control; Cost control; Schedule control; Project management; Management model


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