IJIMT 2018 Vol.9(1): 42-48 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.1.785

Coordination in Multi-Project Construction Environment

D. Bacun
Abstract— Construction project manager spends a large portion of his time in communication with project stakeholders. This is why careful preparation of a detailed Project Communication Plan is mandatory. The Communication Plan will encompass communication pertinent to a particular project. This will satisfy the Project Owner. A contractor, however, will have multiple ongoing projects and may own some of them. The multiple project management is usually addressed with resource scheduling and planning. But, once the first shovel hits the ground, unexpected situations develop that might affect multiple projects: failing subcontractors working on several projects, transport fleet problems, concrete production plan scheduling, floating teams servicing multiple projects. Such issues should be addressed at a different corporate altitude, and usually by officials from different departments and different altitudes which is why traditional vertical hierarchy fails swift resolution. This paper describes a framework for horizontal, vertical and diagonal hierarchical coordination based on the model of Multidimensional Preemptive Coordination. A group of people, from different corporate sources and altitudes, coordinate a business problem via a private corporate social network. Multiple corporate social networks are coexistent. The system maintains vertical visibility and provides a verifiable audit trail of actions increasing corporate accountability at all levels.

Index Terms— Enterprise coordination, multi-project coordination, project coordination.

Dinko Bacun is with Indicio d.o.o., 10000 Zagreb, Croatia (e-mail: dinko@ indicio.hr).

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Cite: D. Bacun, " Coordination in Multi-Project Construction Environment," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 42-48, 2018.

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