Technical Risk Manager TRManager

Gregory, M 2008, Technical Risk Manager TRManager, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University.

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Title Technical Risk Manager TRManager
Author(s) Gregory, M
Year 2008
Abstract Successful projects may be defined by criteria set prior to a project being commenced. The project success criteria may include time, budget and performance. A description of a successful project is often one that has been achieved "on time", "on budget" and "on performance". Project managers will utilise aids that enhance the possibility of achieving project success. A common aid used by project managers today is a project management tool. Project management tools typically provide a software environment that facilitates access to Gantt, network diagrams and PERT charts. The research has focused on performance as a project success criterion and the aids available for project manager use to achieve performance success criteria. The research found that the project management tools available today provide time and budget management capability but were not able to provide performance management capability. Project managers rely on specialists to utilise other tools to manage performance aspects of a project. The research outcome is to provide a method to include performance management within project management tools through the development of a new model framework called TRManager. TRManager is similar in concept to Gantt, network diagrams and PERT charts and provides performance management capability. TRManager is complementary to Gantt, network diagrams and PERT and therefore can be incorporated into project management tools with minimum effort. TRManager is extensible and permits other activities, such as asset management to be integrated into or used in conjunction with the project management activity. The research included consideration of how project managers were trained to manage a project that included a performance success criterion. The research found that with a new project management tool that included TRManager, project managers could be trained to carry out performance management.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keyword(s) Project management -- Computer programs
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