Construction Project Managers Graduate Agile Competencies Required to Meet Industry Needs
AuthorVaz-Serra, P; Hui, F; Aye, L
EditorDissanayake, R; Mendis, P; Weerasekera, K; De Silva, S; Shiromal, F
Source TitleLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
CitationsVaz-Serra, P., Hui, F. & Aye, L. (2021). Construction Project Managers Graduate Agile Competencies Required to Meet Industry Needs. Dissanayake, R (Ed.). Mendis, P (Ed.). Weerasekera, K (Ed.). De Silva, S (Ed.). Shiromal, F (Ed.). Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, (94), 94, pp.601-607. Springer Singapore.
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The construction industry is embracing new management challenges to deal with the ever-increasing needs for collaboration, environmental and social responsibilities. Improvements in construction project management competencies are essential to helping the construction sector to embrace the new challenges. Building engineering management capabilities through the correct training are therefore essential. In research involving the twenty-four largest contractors in Australia ‘Lean construction’ was identified as an important skill to be included in academic programs that has not yet fully been embraced. Contractors are not yet seeing ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ methods as important approaches to improve communication within the teams and between projects. This research highlighted that although contractors identified communication as one of themain skills needed to achieve a good performance in project construction management they do not yet recognise that training in lean and agile methodologies will help them to improve communication not only between professionals but between projects and organisations involved in each project in improving business goals.
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