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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Going Paperless

A government agency saved time and money with an e-construction process.

Kirk Steudle

In response to tight budgets and public demand for greater efficiency, the Department of Transportation in the U.S. state of Michigan is going paperless. Our goal is to collect, use and organize all data electronically.

We began in 2013 with a pilot project to use an e-construction process on four major highway contracts. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) was already using some paperless processes, such as electronic plans and electronic bidding. But in order to go completely paperless, other processes would have to be automated.

We had to make document management software accessible to all stakeholders, including contractors, ...

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