Article category: INTEGRATION

The role of

INTEGRATED INFORMATION

in project management

Stephen Allen and Kosie Smith*

 

Integration

Integration of construction teams and project information leads to improvements in the construction delivery process. This article describes different levels of construction information integration. The starting point is a ‘partnering’ approach to project management. It then considers the integration of project information and the integration of construction processes.

Furthermore, the application of web-technologies to establish an environment or platform for project information integration, is briefly described in terms of the benefits and constraints of web-enablement. Lastly, an example is given of such an integrated project environment as developed by the Division of Building and Construction Technology (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR]). This service-oriented web-enabled environment (IPROS – Integrated Project Services) provides a platform for single-project, multi-project and inter-company project information integration.

THE ROLE OF INTEGRATED INFORMATION IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

By Stephen Allen and Kosie Smith (CSIR)

(This article was presented at a PMISA regional conference held in Durban.)

Integration of construction teams and project information leads to improvements in the construction delivery process. This article describes different levels of construction information integration. The starting point is a ‘partnering’ approach to project management and then it considers the integration of project information and the integration of construction processes. The application of web-technologies to establish an environment or platform for project information integration is briefly described in terms of the benefits and constraints of web-enablement. Lastly an example is given of such an integrated project environment as developed by the Division of Building and Construction Technology (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)). This service-oriented web-enabled environment (IPROS – Integrated Project Services) provides a platform for single-project, multi-project and inter-company project information integration.

 

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