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Design Management Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 1994


The Objectives Matrix: A Practitioner's Perspective

By Christopher E. Olstead, Project Quality Manager, Bechtel Corporation; Ralph S. Kurland, General Project Manager, Chevron, U.S.A., Inc.; James T. Jackson, Jr., Project Manager, Bechtel Corporation

Collaboration is more effective when there are tools to measure team performance. One such tool is the Objectives Matrix, which is particularly valuable because it provides quantitative evaluations as a project is being developed and executed. With this timely feedback, managers are able to make mid-course adjustments to improve results. Here Christopher Olstead and colleagues Ralph Kurland and James Jackson, Jr. discuss the advantages of the Objectives Matrix, and describes its application to a $250 million building program.

Keywords: Quantifying the Value of Design Management , Technology and Design, Design/Design Management Tools, Design Management Strategies, Performance Measurement, Quantifying Value of Design Management , Project Management

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