PCIM:a project control and inhibiting‐factors management model


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 existing methods focus on describing what the processes and tasks of project control are; not on how these tasks should be conducted. There is also a potential gap between principles that underly these methods and project control practice. As a result, time and cost overruns are still common in construction projects, partly attributable to deficiencies of existing project control methods and difficulties in implementing them. This paper describes a new project cost and time control model, the project control and inhibiting factors management (PCIM) 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 implementation of the model.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000125
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: cost control,management model,project control,project management,schedule control,Engineering(all),Strategy and Management,Industrial relations,Management Science and Operations Research
Publication ISSN: 1943-5479
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024 08:04
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 10:53
Full Text Link: http://ascelibr ... rce/3/jmenxx/85
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2013-01
Published Online Date: 2012-02-21
Authors: Olawale, Yakubu
Sun, Ming



Version: Accepted Version

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