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Management-Driven Integration

TitleManagement-Driven Integration
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsMitropoulos, P
Date Published07/1994
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Management, Stanford University
AbstractThis report describes needs for integration identified by senior and project managers. The study examined integration needs at the project and company level, and focused on three major areas: integration benefits, mechanisms for integration and harriers to integration. The benefits include operational and strategic performance improvements. The barriers include contractual, organizational, behavioral and technological factors. Mechanisms to increase integration fall into these same categories. The research also identified a set of managerial issues that inhibit investments in integration: the need for front-end investment, the uncertainly of integration benefits, issues related to distribution of such benefits, repetitiveness of utilization of integration mechanisms, and requirements for organizational change. Increased conformance of actual integration to the desires of managers requires actions to overcome these issues.
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