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What is the Owner’s Role in Project Success? Debra Nauta-Rodriguez Smithsonian Institution
WorleyParsons Leadership for Today RT 204
Andrew Bates Dan Christian Curtis Fisher John Friedrich Bud Griffis Dale Griffith Scott Hill Tony Palma Brian Kong Fred Lyu David McKinney Peter Murphy Debra Nauta-Rodriguez Joel Sauer Jim Vicknair Paul Walls Leadership – Bridging the Gap RT 204
Project Success Team Work
Leadership of TomorrowBridging the Gap • RT 204 created to answer the question… What is the “RIGHT” level of owner involvement that leads to project SUCCESS?
Statement of Project Success The “RIGHT” level of owner involvement is the key to project SUCCESS
Who is the Owner? The ultimate decision making authority In many projects, the “owner” may change throughout the life of the project Upon completion: owns & operates facility
Project Success Project Success = Achieving the stated goals&objectives *Respondents provided the success criteria used on their project
“Project Success” SAFETY* DURATION COST QUALITY BUSINESS * CII Owner’s Role in Construction Safety Report
Research Effort • Developed a survey for CII members Literature review, CII Benchmarking, PDRI questionnaire • Collected 73 projects (45 companies) • Conducted quantitative & qualitative analysis
What Can the Owner Do to Affect the Outcomes? Owner’s Involvement Leadership Pre- Project Planning Project Management Drivers of System Performance Inputs Outcomes of System Performance
3 < x ≤ 4 2 < x ≤ 3 1 < x ≤ 2 4 < x ≤ 5 Cost Performance Results 32 73 Total Projects m = 3.66 18 Number of Projects 13 10
Owner Actions Drive Success Improved input = Improved outcome Increase the value of the owner input Pre-Project Planning Owner Involvement Leadership Project Management IMPROVED OUTCOME
Leadership Principles Team Leadership Business Leadership Owner Leadership Leadership Performance
Leadership Principles Business Leadership • Communicate the business plan • Foster an innovative environment • Evaluate available resources • Train employees in core competencies • Emphasize scope definition & management
“Drivers of System Performance” Pre-Project Planning Owner’s Involvement Leadership Performance Project Management
“System Performance Results” Safety Duration Cost Business Quality
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