Making sense of rework causation in offshore hydrocarbon projects

Love, P.E.D. and Ackerman, F and Smith, Jim and Irani, Zahir and Edwards, D.J. (2016) Making sense of rework causation in offshore hydrocarbon projects. Project Management Journal, 47 (4). pp. 16-28.

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Abstract

Retrospective sensemaking is used to determine how and why rework in offshore hydrocarbon projects occurred. Staff from organizations operating at the blunt end (e.g., clients/design engineers providing finance and information) and those at the sharp end (e.g., contractors at the “coalface”) of a project’s supply chain were interviewed
to make sense of the rework that occurred. The analysis identified the need for managers to de-emphasize an environment that prioritizes production over other considerations and instead systematically examine
mechanisms and factors that shape people’s performance. Limitations of the research and the implications for managerial practice are also identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rework; error; offshore projects; retrospection; production pressure; learning
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
UoA Collections > UoA16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 15:50
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 09:05
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3547

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