Large projects, especially in the construction and infrastructure sectors, involve collaborations of many different types, such as build-own-operate, public-private partnership or competitive dialogue. This book details the authors’ research on the types
of collaborative projects. The research undertaken for the
book responds to the need for taxonomy of relationship-based procurement approaches, a particular type of project
alliancing in need of standardization.
Recommendations are made based on interviews with
36 subject matter experts from several countries, as well as
an extensive literature review. The results presented in this
study were guided by the following research questions:
n What are the fundamental characteristics of emerging
relationship-based forms of project procurement?
n Do these forms vary in different parts of the world, and if
so, in what way?
n What specific knowledge, skills, attributes and experience
required to deliver such projects are currently underde-
veloped or missing from traditional project managers’
knowledge and skill sets?
n How may any identified gaps be bridged?
Drawing on theoretical literature in the areas of project
management, business and human behavior studies, the
research flows from the need to not only have a clearer
definition of the characteristics of project procurement
forms, but also from the need to identify desired characteristics required of project
managers delivering these projects.
Of interest to project owners, project management practitioners and academics, this book will help readers have a better understanding of how successful
project managers could be identified, compared to the current competencies, and
improved based on recommendations, adding further to the basis that project
management is a transformational, co-generated learning process.
Project Management Institute, 2015, ISBN: 9781628250671, paperback, 220 pages,
$27.95 Member, $34.95 Nonmember
are made based on
interviews with 36
subject matter experts
from several countries,
as well as extensive
By Derek H. T. Walker, PhD, and Beverley M. Lloyd-Walker, PhD