Factor-based path analysis to support subcontractor management

Wei-Chih Wang*, Jang Jeng Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Current practice separates subcontractor management from schedule control. A factor-based model is proposed to measure the sensitivity of each factor to uncertainty by decomposing the effects of uncertainty at the level of activity, and then integrating these individual effects at the path level. By viewing the path of a schedule network as the working route of one or several subcontractors, the proposed model enhances knowledge of what to control on each subcontractor, such as those factors that a subcontractor is sensitive to, and the subcontractors that are most sensitive to a particular factor. Consequently, a project delay is averted. And management can control subcontractors and the schedule in an integrated manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Path analysis
  • Schedule control
  • Subcontractor management
  • Uncertainty

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