Case study on design management: Inefficiencies and possible remedies

Ergo Pikas, Lauri Koskela, Bhargav Dave, Roode Liias

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Abstract

Delivering better products with a reduced lead time and less resources has become the primary focus of design management. The aim of this work is to revisit typical design management inefficiencies and discuss possible remedies for these problems. To this end, a case study and interviews with seven Estonian architects were carried out. The data obtained was analyzed within the framework of the transformation-flow-value theory of production. Despite its failure to deliver customer value, a single-minded transformation view of operations has been the dominant approach taken in design management and processes, leading to inefficiencies in design practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Knowledge - Global Solutions
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages547-557
Number of pages11
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9780987455796
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Jul 201531 Jul 2015
Conference number: 23

Conference

Conference23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 23
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period28/07/1531/07/15

Cite this

Pikas, E., Koskela, L., Dave, B., & Liias, R. (2015). Case study on design management: Inefficiencies and possible remedies. In Proceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions (Vol. 2015-January, pp. 547-557). The International Group for Lean Construction.