In Pursuit of Success: Evaluating the Management of Engineering Projects, Cross-Sectoral Analysis of Project Management Efforts

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

Abstract

Successful delivery of projects is the ultimate goal of many organisations. What is observed in practice, however, is that projects do not usually follow what is recommended in literature. Moreover, the dynamic nature of projects calls for continuous adjustments regarding the required project management practices contributing to performance. Therefore, this research aims at evaluating the current practice of managing engineering projects and investigating potential learning points across two main industry sectors: construction (including infrastructure) and process industry. The main output of this research is a model called “Nexcess model” that could help in improving project performance by providing practical recommendations. The model offers a space for interaction in which practitioners can understand the extent to which they can contribute positively to the performance by promoting an integrated approach.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bakker, H.L.M., Supervisor
  • Bosch-Rekveldt, M.G.C., Advisor
Award date15 Apr 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6419-182-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Project management
  • project performance
  • engineering project
  • evaluation
  • cross-sector analysis

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