Building project management skills in university programs in conditions of uncertainty

Kanjanabootra, S, Von Meding, J and Cooper, V 2018, 'Building project management skills in university programs in conditions of uncertainty', in Bryan Franz, University of Florida and Iva Kovacic, TU Wien (ed.) Proceedings of the 16th Engineering Project Organization Conference (EPOC 2018), Brijuni, Croatia, 25-27 June 2018, pp. 934-949.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Building project management skills in university programs in conditions of uncertainty
Author(s) Kanjanabootra, S
Von Meding, J
Cooper, V
Year 2018
Conference name EPOC 2018: (Re)Organizing in an Uncertain Climate
Conference location Brijuni, Croatia
Conference dates 25-27 June 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 16th Engineering Project Organization Conference (EPOC 2018)
Editor(s) Bryan Franz, University of Florida and Iva Kovacic, TU Wien
Publisher Engineering Project Organization Society
Place of publication Colorado, United States
Start page 934
End page 949
Total pages 16
Abstract Decision-making in disaster scenarios in the built environment takes place both chaotically and rationally, sometimes systematically and sometimes serendipitously and relies on solutions that emerge as professionals, volunteers, communities, government agencies and bureaucrats respond. If engineering and construction professionals can better understand how these stakeholders interact and make decisions in the context of disaster scenarios it will assist the profession's ability to contribute towards developing resilience in project management in the built environment. Whilst there are systems available to support decision-making in disaster scenarios as they occur, there is a paucity of tools developed to assist in training new professionals, communities, volunteers and scholars to learn how to operate, react and make relevant and effective decisions. The paper highlights skills areas research has identified as necessary in conditions of uncertainty in the built environment. The outcomes identify an additional set of skills which university programs can incorporate to enhance the learning of flexible responses for project management in disaster scenarios in the built environment under conditions of uncertainty.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Uncertainty
construction management
project management
university program graduate attributes
policy
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