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Building Options at Project Front-End Strategizing: The Power of Capital Design for Evolvability by Nuno Gil, Guilherme Biesek

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CHAPTER 4

Exploratory Study: Uncovering Design for Evolvability Practices in Single-Funder Capital Project Environments

4.1 Introduction

This exploratory case study aimed to investigate the extent to which the notion of design for evolvability informs capital design practices, and if so, explore the nature of the decision-making process underpinning decisions to design for evolvability. Specifically, the study aimed to investigate the motivations to design for evolvability, identify the key elements affecting the design decision-making process, and identify any eventual rules informing the decisions as to whether optionality should be built in the design of capital projects. To this purpose, the exploratory study focused on the decision-making ...

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