Collaborative project procurement arrangements by Beverley M. Lloyd-Walker PhD, Derek H.T. Walker PhD MSc

By Beverley M. Lloyd-Walker PhD, Derek H.T. Walker PhD MSc

Huge tasks, specifically within the building and infrastructure sectors, contain collaborations of many differing kinds, reminiscent of built-own-operate, public-private partnership, or aggressive discussion. This monograph information the authors’ study at the kinds of collaborative tasks. The examine undertaken for this ebook responds to the necessity for a taxonomy of relationship-based procurement techniques, a selected form of venture alliancing short of standardization. concepts are made in accordance with interviews with 36 material specialists from numerous nations, in addition to an intensive literature overview

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This is because the project teams that deliver a project are drawn from numerous independent organizations that come together to deliver that project but they have a separate “parent organization” agenda and needs—as do many of the communities and institutions that are affected by the projects delivery and existence. This study naturally had to be constrained and limited in scope. Projects can be seen to comprise of many types with very different characteristics. We will discuss that later in this book.

The project’s aim was to construct a deep underground storage of storm water runoff to avoid animal feces and rubbish polluting Sydney Harbour after torrential rain downpours. The vision was transformed into a project that critically supported the 2000 Olympic Games by enhancing the image of Sydney’s harbor to the world. , 2003). This does, however, beg another question: How do we best develop and express such a project vision? indd 11 4/6/15 10:31 AM Metaphor provides us with an effective way to convey complex concepts in a convenient short-hand way that is readily accepted.

Vision is linked to the project identity concept: what is the project’s purpose and overriding impression meant to convey about the project. Christenson (2007) studied the role of vision in project success, and in a paper from that work he identified in a case study of a difficult and challenging project how the project vision played a critical part in its delivery by turning several failed attempts to deliver a complex IT project into its final successful delivery (Christenson & Walker, 2004).

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