DEVELOPMENT OF A PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY FOR THE CONSULTING ENGINEERING INDUSTRY

J.T. Labuschagne, H. Steyn

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper describes the characteristics of a project management methodology that is currently used in the consulting engineering industry in South Africa. Based on currently-used methodologies in other industries, and on a Delphi survey conducted in several consulting engineering companies, guidelines for a project management methodology for the consulting engineering industry are proposed. Respondents of the survey were in full agreement on typical project life cycle phases. They were also in agreement that a lack of project management knowledge and maturity prevents the successful implementation of such a methodology in a company. Lastly, the respondents agree that, by applying a project management methodology in the South African consulting engineering industry, more consistent results regarding time, cost, and quality could be achieved.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie artikel beskryf die karakteristieke van ? projekbestuurmetodologie wat tans gebruik word deur die raadgewende ingenieursbedryf in Suid-Afrika. Gebaseer op metodologiewat tans in ander bedrywe gebruik word, en op ? Delphi ondersoek in verskeie raadgewende ingenieursmaatskappye, word riglyne voorgestel vir die raadgewende ingenieursbedryf. Respondente het eenstemmigheid oor tipiese fases in die projeklewensiklus. Hulle het ook saamgestem dat ? gebrek aan projekbestuurkennis en -volwassenheid die suksesvolle implementering van so ? metodologie voorkom. Ten slotte het die respondente saamgestem dat, deur die toepassing van ? projekbestuurmetodologie in die Suid-Afrikaanse raadgewende ingenieursbedryf, meer konsekwente resultate ten opsigte van tyd, koste, en gehalte behaal kan word.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/21-1-67

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