Project Management: Evaluation of the Problems in the Portuguese Construction Industry

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 353)


During recent decades it has been possible to identify several problems in construction industry project management, related with to systematic failures in terms of fulfilling its schedule, cost and quality targets, which highlight a need for an evaluation of the factors that may cause these failures. Therefore, it is important to understand how project managers plan the projects, so that the performance and the results can be improved. However, it is important to understand if other areas beyond cost and time management that are mentioned on several studies as the most critical areas, receive the necessary attention from construction project managers. Despite the cost and time are the most sensitive areas/fields, there are several other factors that may lead to project failure. This study aims at understand the reasons that may cause the deviation in terms of cost, time and quality, from the project management point of view, looking at the knowledge areas mentioned by PMI (Project Management Institute).


Project management knowledge areas tools and techniques construction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production and Systems Engineering Algoritmi CentreEnvironment and Construction University of MinhoGuimarẽsPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering Centre for TerritoryEnvironment and Construction University of MinhoGuimarẽsPortugal

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