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TitleImproving project management practices in architecture & design offices
Author(s)Sousa, Cátia
Tereso, Anabela Pereira
Fernandes, Aldora Gabriela Gomes
KeywordsProject management
Tools and techniques
Architecture & design offices
Architecture & design offices
Issue date2017
JournalAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Abstract(s)This paper describes a study on improving project management (PM) practices in architecture & design offices, conducted through semi-structured interviews and focus group with professionals from seven different offices. Taking into account the best PM practices described in literature and the most used practices and problems identified in this particular organizational context, a set of key PM practices are proposed. The results show that there are common practices already used by the architecture & design offices, such as: project charter, kickoff meeting, budgeting document and progress meetings. The problems found are mainly related to communication, collecting requirements, schedule control and portfolio management. The set of key PM practices proposed is composed by well-known practices: kick-off meeting, budgeting document, project charter, milestone planning, work packages and deadlines document, communication plan, change request, progress meeting, progress report, meeting minutes, client acceptance form and project closure documentation.
TypeConference paper
Description"World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST 2017)"
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em livros de atas/Papers in proceedings

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