Triangles, tradeoffs and success: A critical examination of some traditional project management paradigms

Vahidi, Ramesh and Greenwood, David (2009) Triangles, tradeoffs and success: A critical examination of some traditional project management paradigms. In: CIB Joint International Symposium 2009-Construction Facing Worldwide Challenges, 27 September - 1 October 2009, Dubrovnik.

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Abstract

The concept of the `project triangle`, together with the related issues of project tradeoffs and project success factors are frequently discussed together in project management (PM) literature. However, these discussions rarely examine their interconnection critically. As a consequence, the models that are developed from and for these concepts are not properly connected; essentially, the tradeoff and triangle models can only deal with a limited range of project success elements. This paper is a conceptual study to highlight the significance of this `triple connection` through a comprehensive review of PM literature. It then compares the traditional approach with suggested alternative ways of dealing with the concepts separately and jointly. Finally, the features of an improved framework for making tradeoff decisions are identified and discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H900 Others in Engineering
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 14:47
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 14:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31994

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