The pace of technology in construction has exploded and is only getting faster. The proliferation of mobile technology and widespread availability of fast internet on jobsites are the foundation and enablers of the technology explosion.
The CPM (Critical Path Method) of project management is very commonly used in the management of construction projects. CPM works very well when the components of the design and the project are mostly known to all responsible parties.
Striking a balance between immediacy and scalability is a constant decision with Systems Development and will be ever-changing in most organizations. The needs of your organization may necessitate erring on one side of things or the other.