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A Case Study On Benefits Realization And Its Contributions For Linking Project Outputs To Outcomes

Tillmann, P, Sapountzis, S, Tzortzopoulos Fazenda, P and Formoso, C.T. 2012, A Case Study On Benefits Realization And Its Contributions For Linking Project Outputs To Outcomes , in: 19th Annual conference of International Group of Lean Construction, 17-22 July 2012, San Diego, California, USA.

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Abstract

Value generation has been an increasing concern in the project management literature. It has been argued that the main challenge for generating value is no longer the design of a physical facility or asset, but thecapability of understanding the project holistically and going beyond the physical facility to generate benefits that are aligned with strategic intent. Thus it has been suggested that projects should be understood as means of achieving agreed goals rather the simply delivery of outputs. Thus,this paper presents a case study that was carried out to analyse the contributions of the BeReal model on achieving agreed outcomes and goals. The BeReal model was developed by the University of Salford and was being implemented in a healthcare redevelopment programme in the UK.It was observed that the BeReal model was beneficial for the case study project in many ways: enabling a holistic understanding of value, enabling a dialogue about stakeholders’expected outcomes; and providing means for accountability. Expected contributions of the model were not observed in its full extent. Two main reasons were identified, the adoption on a later stage of development and the team’s focus on complying with OGC procedures. While adopting the model from the earlier stages might be beneficial, the rigid structures commonly imposed to governmental projects might be a hinder to learning and continuous improvement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Stelios Sapountzis
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 14:54
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29361

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