Effective project planning in modern construction projects
Kampas, Konstantinos T.
This thesis will try to explain and guide project managers in the field of construction projects by following simple steps to proper planning and project management processes according to PMI throughout the project that will lead to successfully meet their goals. A certain project case we will be analyzed. The project presented here is about a shopping complex including construction of the stores and the green area, as also construction and lighting of the nearby roads. Due to its tight time schedule facing difficult weather conditions during winter as also the unaccountable change acceptance, led the project to a permanent rushing from the beginning till the end. Another important problem was that during the planning face of the project the Project manager did not predicted the proper resources in order to cope in such a rush with impact to the personnel working ten to twelve hours a day including most of the weekends. The only positive point of this project was to finish on time. Mistakes also occurred due to project complexities and unforeseen risk factors but mainly because of an unsuitable project plan. Through this thesis, the mistakes that were made in the duration of the project are made clear. A summary of academic research regarding project management processes which a project manager needs in order to achieve successful outcomes, hypothetical project executed according to PMI with comparisons and recommendations modes before and after PMI methods. This thesis will be applicable also to project teams and members that may be interested in improving their skills within their projects.
Number of pages49 p.
Post-graduate ProgramMSc Project Management
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