A Resilience Perspective on Governance for Construction Project Delivery
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This chapter discusses project governance from a resilience perspective. It argues that resilience is a key aspect of project governance, and that project governance is a key tool for project resilience. The chapter describes the resilience of projects and implications on project governance seen from different project actor perspectives. Projects are intentional interventions to change the client organisation's position in society and business. At a programme or portfolio level, projects may be changed or cancelled if the project is revised for a range of reasons. Such adjustments may be triggered by political decisions, policy changes, economic shifts, or other influences, often rooted well outside the projects themselves. The chapter illustrates examples of resilience and survival and its relationship with governance in the context of the overall railway organisational structure in Norway. The Venjar-Langset project had established a governance structure that served the project well when it was challenged by the COVID-19 situation.