Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2007


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering and Technology

Course Number

ETM 545/645


Construction projects are managed by construction project managers, therefore, describing what construction project manager’s do, how well they do it, what they can do better, is a justifiable pursuit. There is some literature on what construction project managers do, volumes on how poorly it is done, and almost nothing on how to do it better. Managing the traditional project objectives of cost, schedule and performance are widely accepted within the construction industry. The authors found that, for construction project managers to complete a project “successfully”, they must reach beyond the normal bounds of typical project management, and consider that the objectives of planning, coordination and the management of relationships, seem to be as important as the traditional objectives. A specific list of recommendations is presented, that if incorporated into the project, will enhance the project manager’s ability to improve the chance for successful project completion.


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