New project management book to optimise decision making on complex projects
Media Release, Friday 3 October 2008
A new book on a systems based approach to project management will provide decision-makers and managers with a framework to more efficiently plan and define project scopes and exploit true value for money, says the author, Dr Hemanta Doloi.
Sean Sweeney, Executive Director of Major Projects Victoria will officially launch Dr Doloi’s book “Life Cycle Project Management: A Systems Based Approach to Managing Complex Projects” on Wednesday 8th October. The book was published by VDM Verlag Publisher in Germany in June 2008.
Dr Doloi says that many current project management frameworks were grossly inefficient, and that the aim of the book was to create a new project management framework that considered a ‘whole of life’ approach for optimal decision making on projects.
“This framework allows a holistic evaluation of the operational functionality of project’s facility, and also integrates the relevant performance indicators for early problem detection.”
“The policy makers and authorities will be able to ensure true value for money during the development and management of complex projects. The new framework will assist in securing high confidence among the parties in developing major public and private projects across all sectors.”
The framework has been applied in a number of pilot projects including a major printing facility in Sydney, a Ductile Iron Pipe production plant in Sydney and a tram route redevelopment project in Melbourne.
Journalists please note: An opinion piece written by Dr Doloi on the new model, and its effects on an Australian construction industry worried by the current global financial turmoil, is available on request.
“Life Cycle Project Management: A Systems Based Approach to Managing Complex Projects”, by Dr Hemanta Doloi
To be launched by Mr Sean Sweeney (Executive Director, Major Projects Victoria)
@ The Atrium
Wednesday 8th October
1st Floor, Architecture Building
University of Melbourne
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T: +613 8344 4132
A complete biography of Dr Doloi is available here www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/staff/doloih.html.
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