An academic managing an IT project using construction knowledge
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Citation:Boon, J. (2001, October). An academic managing an IT project using construction knowledge. Paper presented at the Project Management Institute of New Zealand Annual Conference, Wellington.
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The author is a construction project manager with considerable experience who became an academic, teaching in the area of construction management about nine years ago. Since then he has widened his academic interests to embrace project management as a generic process. In late 1999 the author, by now Dean and a member of the senior management team at UNITEC, was placed in charge of the installation of a new student management IT system in the institute. This paper summarizes the experience and considers the extent to which theoretical knowledge and previous experience in managing projects in the construction industry helped the author meet this challenge.