Mr. O. Arivazhagan "Ari", CEO,
IIPM, was invited to deliver a special invitee lecture at the One Day National Seminar on
Techniques in Building Projects" on the topic
“Modern Construction Project Management Techniques" organized by
ICI Puducherry on 7th February 2015 at
Anandha Inn, Puducherry.
In his speech to a gathering of nearly
500 - 600 participants of Professional & Students, he explained about
"Modern Construction Project Management Techniques".
He also gave a revelation that according to the
Global Practices, our Project Industry has been failing on
Scope Management, Cost Management, Time Management,
Quality Management and Risk Management. He also observed that Project Managers may have
good technical skills and interpersonal
skills. However their project might fail, this failure is attributed to the Organizational Structure.
He highlighted that the organization should have the right structure for facilitating the Project Manager to complete the project on time within budget. He also gave a startling fact that
90% of the Construction Companies follow
Functional Structure which is not suitable for Construction Companies and that a
Balanced Matrix would be suitable for Construction Companies.
He also clearly explained that while Project Managers focus on implementing techniques that help in achieving better quality product but fail to understand the needs of the customer. The customer determines project success in terms of achieving good quality within the allocated budget. Companies are
not equipped with the practice of achieving perfect quality within the
stipulated time and budget .He focused on the competency expected from the Construction Managers; their awareness of PMBOK and that knowledge, personal and performance are key aspects for a manager.
Project Managers concentrate on buying the latest equipment/ latest machinery but do not give importance to building the capacity of Team Members. He concluded that Project Managers should be able to strike the right balance between
Knowledge, Personal & Performance.