Project Management and its Barriers: A Case Study
Working in an environment like Australia is not easy, the country carries with its diversity and unique styles of working. My first construction project in Australia was with one of the biggest Australian Departments. The project consisted of a 4-story building in the city that the department wanted to renovate to use it as conciliation rooms, multipurpose rooms and open space offices.
During the project, we faced disputes in communication, cultural differences, variations in approach to work, and weak coordination. In this reflective essay, we will discuss the approach that was taken during the construction project and its different phases. We will include our organisational structure, and elaborate on the barriers that we faced until we reached completion and handover.
We were engaged during the construction phase and starting this time we had to follow our normal project life cycle which is Initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and handing-over. We established extra team building activities, training, and supportive environment to overcome the above barriers and put us on track to the Australian construction system.
Author: Joelle Jello
Review status: Postgraduate assignment (University of Technology Sydney)