||Measuring information integration in project teams
||Atkin B L
||Integrated project information is the goal for many clients and their projectteams. In theory, the aim is to use IT to support a seamless electronicprocess in which data are entered once and where no manual interventioninterrupts the flows across the different life stages. In practice, IT has beenused largely to reinforce existing work patterns that fragment the team'sefforts. So far, IT has delivered limited benefits. A study of integratedproject information has been completed on 11 building projects across fourEuropean countries. Degrees of integration of project information have beenmeasured and used to derive some measure of the extent to which projectteams are bound together by the use of IT. This paper summarises the 11case studies, by revealing the extent to which IT has been successfullyapplied to support integration. The findings provide pointers to the futureapplication of IT by project teams. In this regard, the active interest of theclient in the project and its IT infrastructure is emphasised.
|Year of publication:
Atkin B L (1999).
Measuring information integration in project teams. Lacasse M A, Vanier D J (ed.); Information technology in construction, volume 4, ISBN 0-660-17743-9; Vancouver, May 30 - June 3, Canada (ISSN: 2706-6568),