Published by Construction Industry Institute, 1998
The research focuses on how reductions in cost and schedule that can be attributed to high-performance project teams. “High performance” is defined by survey respondents as being 10 percent or better performance against established targets for cost, schedule, safety, customer satisfaction and rework.
- Projects with leaders engaged in effective leader behaviors experience reduced cost growth.
- Projects that use CII's best practices of scope management and project alignment experience reduced cost growth.
- Projects that use CII's best practices of planning and project controls experience reduced schedule growth.
- No strong association exists between team member characteristics and project high performance.
- An apparent trade-off occurs between cost and schedule in achieving high performance targets, such as a project team may achieve reductions in cost or schedule, but rarely both, even in a high-performance environment.
- Formal team building, in the absence of effective, consistent project leadership behaviors, is not a predictor of high performance.
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