Title: Generation of rework: an organisation's perspective

Authors: Sepideh Edrisi; Arun Bajracharya

Addresses: Faculty of Business, The British University in Dubai, P.O. Box 345015, Dubai, UAE. ' Faculty of Business, The British University in Dubai, P.O. Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: This paper intends to present the rework and its source as it is understood by project team members in an organisation which works with power system projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). An inductive qualitative approach has been used to explore the understanding of rework in the organisation. Semi-structured interviews were taken with the project team members who deal with rework practically and are interested to find proper solutions to mitigate it. The interview data were processed and assembled in terms of a theoretical framework that represents their interpretation of rework. It was found that 'failure in quality' and 'change from the side of customer' are the two primary sources that are responsible for generating rework in the projects. The understanding is practical but its adequacy is definitely worthwhile to be further investigated.

Keywords: rework; project organisation; qualitative approach; power system projects; UAE; United Arab Emirates; project management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2012.050334

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 2012 Vol.4 No.4, pp.425 - 431

Published online: 15 Nov 2012 *

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