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Visualizing Indicators of Project Health - New Research

May 4, 2020
Have you ever wondered how well your project teams were communicating and collaborating? RT-345 has developed the Integrated Project Monitoring Method (IPMM) to measure and visualize the health of interfaces and workload among project stakeholders. Collaboration, communication, and interactions among project stakeholders have a high impact on the overall success of complex capital projects. Due to the cyclical nature of communications and deliverables among these stakeholders, any interface health problems in this environment (e.g., misalignment, mistrust, delays, or miscommunications) can have a critical effect on the health of the overall project. The IPMM also supplies tools that offer a holistic approach to measuring and visualizing project health and workload during all phases of a project, but with emphasis on the early phases. The effective application of these tools can give a project’s owner, managers, and control teams early indications about where additional efforts might best be applied to support project success. Teams implemented these tools as part of the study and found that the tools supported deeper insights into project health, led to possible diagnoses of emerging issues, and supported actions to improve project health.

RT-345’s research was co-funded by CII and the work was conducted at the University of Waterloo by Dr. Carl Haas, Dr. Derek Rayside and by Ekin Ekay. Ekay’s dissertation, which will examine the findings in detail, will be available this summer.

RT-345 Topic Summary - Visualizing Indicators of Project Health