Professionals identified the main reasons for failure and success (cf. Blaskovics, 2014; Fortune–White, 2006; Standish Group, 2013), and revealed that project manager and his/her competencies play a highly important role in achieving project success. This chapter summarizes the elements of project success, the project management
Basing on previous research (Kerzner, Avots, Wit) the authors claim that success of a project management does not always lead to the success of a project itself and vice versa the failure of project management (for example, over costing or delays in schedule) does not imply that the project would fail. Project lifecycle is longer compared to the implementation period of project management. Project can be decomposed to six stages which include conception, planning, production, handover, utilization and closedown. Project management is applied for planning, production and handover only. So success of the project management can be measured when the project itself has not been completed yet, but the results are delivered to the
The phases of planning , executing and maintaining project activities is complex and time consuming . The whole process requires number of people with diverse skill sets and the perfect coordination of a large amount of complex and interrelated activities. The situation worsens further by many external factors which are beyond the control of industry . The past performance of construction industry is very poor with respect to coping with risks , resulting in the failure of many projects to meet their deadlines with respect to time , targeted budget and sometimes even the scope of work. As a result of which , clients , contractors & various stakeholders even general public has to suffer a lot .
Measuring project success is essential in order to assess project outcomes in construction industry. Assessment of project data in a common language can lead reconciliation between various project participants. Meanwhile, measuring project success provides comparison between different project outcomes. In Turkey, there is no standardized method for measuring project success. Therefore, this study intends to look other countries ' standard terminology to evaluate construction project data.
These facilities depend on each project from its area, scale, climate, timing, saving, location and construction work. Generally project planning, is the most neglected aspect in the construction industry and the attitude of the engineers is that it will be done as the project progress. We have to recognize that these planning will be considered as conditions all the time of project. So the accurate preplanning is mandatory. Also, because the workers costs of project take a big percentage of whole project, a noticeable saving can be done freely and quickly so we can finish the project very fast.
Moreover, if project cost control techniques are appropriately adopted by these contracting firms it would increase their performance level and more success would be recorded than failure. Suc-cess by definition is a wide concept but can be summarized as when a construction project is car-ried out within the stipulated time, budget and quality and the value attributed to it are fully ex-ploited by the owner or the end users. This study is aimed at analyzing the project cost control techniques adopted by contracting firms in the study area. Ashworth (1999) defined project cost control as the application of economic principle to the construction problems. Project cost control is not a tool that can be used for different projects in the same manner,
If firms want to pursue their goal for growth and stability they have to see project management as the foundation of their business processes rather than as just a functional activity. Project management has turned in to a very crucial factor that leads to the success
Solutions to project management problems Since ancient times to date, people and organisations have carried out different types of projects such as construction, manufacturing, management and scientific research. A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. These projects are facing various challenges along the way whereby by the results are generally a mixed bag of either success or failure. This is interesting to note because since projects have been carried out since prehistory which have prompted a lot of research on how to successfully carry out projects. Good books have been written, methodologies and models like PRINCE2, PMBOK, waterfall and AGILE have been devised to inform good
Abstract — Many projects in the world have suffered from cost overruns due to poor performance during the design and execution stages. A key role in the successful completion of the work is the efficient utilization of materials, labors, plants & machinery and overheads. So most of the project managers and contractors find difficulty in controlling project costs due to problems which include delays by clients to release money, lack of materials and equipment etc. This project deals with a certain technique to control costs by analyzing the actual value and planed value of the project and find the suitable means to improve it. This study identifies the solution for the cost management problems in construction.
To carry forward the project, managers are responsible to recruit and build the project team and identify project’s risk and uncertainties. A Project team is one of the key toward project success; they will work on one or more phrase of the project. If project team do not show their ability, thus from the beginning the project will lead to failure. Moreover the project team has some specific role to perform and varieties of tasks to carry out; contribute toward overall project objectives, bring expertise, documentation process, work in group, communicate status of the task and so on. A project manager is the person responsible in attaining the project objective.