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Planning of Mega-Projects: Influence of Execution Planning on Project Performance

Slootman, T. (2007) Planning of Mega-Projects: Influence of Execution Planning on Project Performance.

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Abstract:Construction projects of facilities to mine and refine the oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada experienced cost overruns, and to lesser extend schedule delays. These cost overruns were the result of a mismanagement of risks that occur due to the size and complexity of the project. COAA (2006), McTague and Jergeas (2002), and the Albertan Government (2004) identified under average labour productivity rates as one of the major causes for low performance. The recommendation based on those findings was to implement a detailed execution planning strategy at the workface. The Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) composed of owner companies in the oil and gas industry, engineering firms, and construction firms, initiated a steering committee to develop a model that enables companies to implement and execute such a planning strategy. This research intends to validate that the implementation of a detailed execution planning strategy lead to higher project performance.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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