||A life-cycle decision-information modelaccommodating complexity in projectprocesses
||Chen S E, McGeorge W D
||Fragmentation and barriers to information flows between project participants hasbeen a major obstacle to productivity quality in the construction industry. Strategiesto overcome this needs to contend with the interaction between numerous projectparticipants which generates considerable complexity in project dynamics.A “soft” technology approach has been advocated to managing the coordination andcommunication of project participants. A dynamic framework to provide integrateddecision support to project participants has been previously described.As an extension to the development of this framework, this paper describes aconceptual approach which perceives a project as an integrated collection ofdecisions. The project development process .is modelled as a dynamic decision-information flow system operating across the project’s life cycle. The recognitionof individual decisions as system components allows information sharing in a nearred-time context, which would facilitate an integrated project process. Feedbackprocesses in the model provide a framework for accommodating complexity in theproject process.
|Year of publication:
Chen S E, McGeorge W D (1995).
A life-cycle decision-information modelaccommodating complexity in projectprocesses. Fischer M A, Law K H, Luiten B(ed.); Modelling of buildings through their life-cycle; Stanford, August 1995 (ISSN: 2706-6568),