Online from: 2005
Subject Area: Built Environment
|Title:||Key process area mapping in the production of an e-capability maturity model for UK construction organisations|
|Author(s):||Robert Eadie, (School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK), Srinath Perera, (School of the Built Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK), George Heaney, (School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK)|
|Citation:||Robert Eadie, Srinath Perera, George Heaney, (2011) "Key process area mapping in the production of an e-capability maturity model for UK construction organisations", Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.197 - 210|
|Keywords:||Capability maturity model, Construction industry, E-procurement, E-readiness, Maturity model, Process analysis, Process management, United Kingdom|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13664381111179198 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report the production of the key process areas (KPAs) for an e-capability maturity model for construction organisations, based on drivers and barriers to e-procurement.
Design/methodology/approach – Previous researchers have recognised the positive consequences of possessing a model to sustain the embedment of any business process within an organisation. The capability maturity model progressed into one of the most internationally recognised since the release of the Software Capability Maturity Model (CMM) in 1991. Since then, many CMMs have been developed. This paper reports on how a CMM based on drivers and barriers to e-procurement identified in Eadie
Findings – It was found that factor analysis could be used as a data reduction technique to reduce the 20 drivers and 32 barriers identified as being applicable to e-procurement in construction, to 12 KPAs: Quality management system; Cost management system; Intergroup coordination; Time management system; Operational analysis; Organisational change management system; Integrated teaming; Governance management system; Requirements development; Knowledge management system; Integration management system; and Organisational environment.
Originality/value – This paper provides particulars of a research project which uses factor analysis to produce a set of KPAs from the drivers and barriers identified in Eadie
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