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The planning and documentation problem of emergent changes
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1224-792X
Product Development Group Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.
2016 (English)In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2016, 956-960 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Emergent changes are common in large engineering projects and in such dynamic project environments planning and documentation work are often deprioritized in favor of actionable decisions. Previous research has failed to look at the planning and documentation problem as a sociotechnical system as it relates to project managers' and engineer's practical work. In this article, a single case study approach is used to reveal how project managers and engineers plan and document emergent changes specifically from a construction point of view. It was found that the construction planning and documentation was in large performed as part of the safety planning of the emergent change, not as a task in and of itself. To improve the quality of planning and documentation it is suggested that be officially integrated as part of the safety planning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 956-960 p.
Keyword [en]
Documentation, emergent change, large engineering project, planning, project management, Engineering research, Managers, Safety engineering, System program documentation, Case study approach, Construction planning, Documentation problems, Emergent changes, Large engineering projects, Project environment, Project managers, Sociotechnical systems
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Other Engineering and Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34769DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2016.7798019ISI: 000392208100196ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85009834013ISBN: 9781509036653 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34769DiVA: diva2:1072701
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2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016, 4 December 2016 through 7 December 2016
Available from: 2017-02-08 Created: 2017-02-02 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

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