Principle no.7 – Challenges


Challenges, identified and solved in joint responsibility

Construction is permanent prototyping. Each project is a singularity. That poses many challenges, problems to be solved. They way to solve problems jointly and openly in good team-spirit often decides about project success or failure. The learning curve in construction is generally low. How an organisation is ready and set-up to learn from problems, set-backs, errors, failures decides about her future success.

Assessment criteria: 

Has a reasonable risk forecast and quality management system been set up?

Have (unavoidable) errors been identified early enough and the right conclusions been drawn?

Have problems been accepted are has everybody tried to shift them into “other pockets”?

Have challenges been taken problems been solved without delay and dispute by the team? 

Have challenges and problems been tackled irrespective of eventual later financial issues?