Research: Programme Management Strategies For Improved Delivery Of Major Construction Activities

In the current business climate with aggressive competition and increasing demands for improved performance and profits, sustainable growth strategies are key to any successful programme delivery. Successful programmes invariably occur as a result of effective and strong leadership by those who truly understand the programme environment as well as the challenges and the opportunities that are created. A programme is defined as a temporary, flexible organisation created to coordinate, direct and oversee the implementation of a set of related projects and activities in order to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the strategic objectives of the organisation. Programmes are generally about delivering change with a series of outcomes and these are invariably interlinked. The contemplated research examines programme management strategies for improved delivery of major construction activities of large projects in both Europe and the Middle Eastern regions. This is achieved through a triangulation of three research domains, namely: sustainability theory, strategy in programme management theory and stakeholder management theory. The contemplated research seeks to formulate a new model or framework that defines programme management strategies for the delivering of major construction activities.