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Adams, J D and Brown, A W (2002) Project management in public sector construction projects: assessing value for money. Journal of Construction Procurement, 8(02), 84–100.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: client requirements; path analysis; project management; value
- ISBN/ISSN: 1358-9180
- URL: http://www.journalofconstructionprocurement.com/abstractdetails.asp?id=96
Clients in the UK frequently appoint consultant project managers to control new building procurement. This has been the case despite varying perceptions relating to the value added to a project by such consultants. Indeed, a number of clients indicate scepticism in connection with the use of external consultant project managers and some are convinced that little benefit is secured in relation to the professional fees, which are incurred. Given that the use of project management continues to grow it is considered of importance that precise influence that the consultant project manager has upon the performance variables, time, cost and quality, be objectively quantified. This paper presents a casual path model developed in order to achieve such a quantification and presents the results obtained by analysis of a provisional data set. The results are analysed and the implications for the project management discipline are discussed.