Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-15-2011

Journal or Book Title

Engineering Management Review

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

132

Last Page

139

DOI

10.1109/EMR.2011.6019098

Abstract

According to ASCE’s Vision 2025 Report (ASCE, 2009), in order “To lead and execute complex projects that involve many and varied stakeholders and meaningful collaboration, civil engineers will have to command the multidisciplinary, multi-cultural, team-building, and leadership aspects of their work.” In the traditional Iron Triangle of project management, the project leader’s responsibility is to balance cost, schedule, and quality constraints to meet the owner’s needs, which defines the scope of the project (Lewis, 2005). The Iron Triangle has lost much of its validity because it assumes only three dimensions of constraints, when in fact constraints can arise from multiple dimensions (PMI, 2008). Therefore, in addition to managing multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams, civil engineers will have to optimize constraint tradeoffs arising from multiple dimensions.

Research Focus Area

Construction Engineering and Management

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Engineering Management Review, 39(3): 132-139. doi: 10.1109/EMR.2011.6019098. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

IEEE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf