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IMPLEMENATATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT- ROLE
OF CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 3
Project management in the construction industry ...................................................................... 3
Critical success factors in construction industry ........................................................................ 4
Research objectives:................................................................................................................... 5
Research design ......................................................................................................................... 5
Literature review ........................................................................................................................ 5
Scope and Limitations of the study............................................................................................ 5
References: ................................................................................................................................. 7

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Introduction
A project is nothing but a temporary task or endeavor that is carried out for the creation of a
specific service or product (PMBOK, 2000). Even if the projects are temporary, the process
of project management occurs in repetition through the entire cycle of life of every project.
A process could be defined a sequence of changes or the functions that are aimed for the
achievement of results. The crucial factor that leads to the successful implementation of a
project is the efficient management of the lot of processes that are entwined throughout the
life cycles of the project, there should be a proper conception of the project by the
stakeholders and this should be enforced in a consistent manner by the management in
parallel.
There are a lot of organization that are involved in the establishment of competency in the
process of project management and such organizations face a lot of dilemmas at the outset
regarding where to begin and the decisions taken for such crucial questions are important in
deciding the success or failure of any project. The ultimate goal of the implementation of the
project is to ensure that there is consistent and sequential establishment of the practices like
commencement, planning, implementation, quality control and the closure of the project.
There could be no spontaneous occurrence of these practices naturally and a skillful and
cautious crafting of these processes along with effective communication and delicate
enforcement is very critical in the successful completion of the project. Also other negative
factors like the resistances exerted by the organization for change should be handled. The
processes of project management provide the building blocks for the establishment of training
as well as procedures. There are also tools and techniques that would help to improve the
efficiency of the implementation of project management and lead ultimately to the
maintenance of these processes
Project management in the construction industry
In the construction industry, the process of project management comprises a set of aims that
could be achieved by the implementation of a series of procedures that facet the constraint of
resources. Also there exist conflicts among the objectives that are stated initially with
reference to the cost, time, scope, quality and constraints that take a toll on the human
resources as well as the finances. There should be proper resolving of such conflicts when the
project initiates and there should also be tradeoffs or a set of substitutes created. There are a
lot of functions of project management that includes the following





The objectives of a project should be specified and the plans that include the
description of the scope of the project, the budgeting plans, schedules, setting the
requirements for performance and the selection of the participants for the project
Optimizing the efficient usage of the resources by procuring the labor, equipment and
materials as per the plan in the schedule.
Implementing the associated operations by the efficient coordination as well as
control in the planning , designing, contracts and construction throughout the process
Effective communications development and the apparatus for the resolving of the
conflicts among the participants

There are also some areas that should be handled with efficiency by the project manager and
they are as follows:
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A proper integration of the process of project management so that it can be ensured
that the elements in the project are co-ordinated in an effective manner.
There should be efficient project scope management so that all the required work is
included in the project
Time management in the project so that there could be an effective schedule for the
project
Cost management in the project so that the resources needed could be identified and
the control of budget could be maintained
Management of quality in the project so that all the functional requirements are met
Human resource management in the project should be met and the proper
employment of the personnel in the project should be ensured
Management of proper communication in the project so that there could be
communication internally and externally
Analysis of risk management in the project so that there could be mitigation of the
risk that are potential risks
Procurement management in the project so that there could be obtaining of the
resources from that of the external sources (PMBOK, 2000).

Critical success factors in construction industry
Success in the task at hand is the aim of every business activity and therefore it is essential
that the organizations should be successful in their business at hand so that they could survive
in businesses like construction industry which is very competitive. The construction industry
is being revolutionized with continuous developments of new methods in business as well as
technologies. Hence the companies involved in the construction should take in the
applications of new business and also develop approaches so that they can retain their
positions in the industry and succeed in business.
Kivrak (2008) summarizes the definitions of success as follows: “There are many definitions
of success. Traditionally, it is defined as the degree to which goals and expectations are met.
On the other hand, one of the definitions of failure is the inability of a firm to pay its
obligations when they are due (Frederikslust, 1978). In recent years, there has been an
increase in the studies of critical success/failure factors especially in project management
subject (Hyvari, 2006) The traditional approach to success in the construction industry is to
focus on the ability to plan and execute projects (Abraham, 2003) Traditionally, the success
parameters for projects in this industry are cost, time and quality (Hughes, 2004)”.
The completion of a project occurs because of the convergence of a lot of events as well as
interactions that are planned beforehand or that are unplanned throughout the facility’s life
with the participants changing and a parallel change in an environment that is changing.
There are certain factors that very critical than that of the others for the success of a project
than that of the others and these are called as the critical success factors (CSFs). This term
was first used by Rockart (1982) in the context of the projects and (Sanvido et al. 1992) used
this term in the context of the management of the projects. This topic has been the subject of
intense research since then and also the trend existing in the present scenario is that
excellence in the systems of delivery is pursued and it is said that “because the pursuit of
excellence in project delivery systems is not new, this new research direction could thrive
upon a rich legacy of many previous investigators. However the concept of project success
has remained ambiguously defined in the mind of the construction professionals”.
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Research objectives:
With the above mentioned background, the study is designed to facilitate the identification of
the variables or success factors that impact a successful implementation of a project. The
research focus is the construction industry and on the basis of the study, new patterns are
expected to emerge that would indicate the major indicators of performance for the
measurement of success of projects in the construction industry. Therefore the results of the
study could be utilized for the effective implementation of projects in the construction
industry.
The objectives of the project are as follows:




To make an assessment of the construction industry with special focus on the
management of construction and research
To make an attempt in the development of a strategic model involving the critical
success factors so that there could be improvements and strengthening of the
construction management
To provide recommendations for the standardization of the practices so that there
could be improvements in time, productivity, cost safety and quality.

Research design
The methodology of the study consists of the development of a questionnaire so that
information on the critical success factors could be elicited for the construction projects in
organizations that contract constructions and the survey of the questionnaire could be
conducted by means of personal interviews and in case of inaccessibility to personal
interviews, the questionnaire would be completed by means of filling through postal mail.
The feedback from the questionnaire could be used for the identification of the major success
factors in the construction projects.
Literature review
The primary sources would be the academic journals associated with the construction
industry. Also various reports as well as documents related to the construction industry
released by the government and other official websites would be used. There would also be
use of secondary sources like the write-ups in the newspapers and other scholarly magazines
and journals. The books available on the construction industry by different authors would
also be studied.
The help of various libraries available would also be sought so that notes could be collected
from that of the primary as well as the secondary sources. Many useful websites found on the
internet would also be utilized for the collection of references.
Scope and Limitations of the study
The scope of the study is that in the dynamic construction industry which is replete with
uncertainties in terms of technology, developmental processes and budgets, the identification
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of the critical success factors would serve as great means for improving the effectiveness of
the project. This is particularly important in the context of the complicated and difficult
building projects where the team involved faces changes that are unprecedented.
One of the limitations of the study is that only a small number of firms would be used fo the
study and hence the findings of the study should be interpreted with care and caution. Also
another limitation of the study is that the interrelationships existing among the various critical
success factors could not be established with this method of study.
Tentative scheme of chapterization
Chapter 1: introduction
Introduction
Background of the study
Research statement
Significance of the research
Research Aim
Research objectives
Chapter 2: Review of literature
Chapter 3: Research methodology
Research approach
Research method
Research tools
Sampling procedure
Data collection procedures
Primary data
Interviewing
Secondary data
Questions used for the interview in research
Data analysis
Limitations of research
Chapter 4: Results and analysis
Chapter 5: Summary and conclusions
Chapter 6: Bibliography

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References
Abraham G. L. (2003) ‘‘Critical success factors for the construction industry’’, In: Moleenar,
K R and Chinowsky, P S (Ed.), Proceedings of Construction Research Congress, March 1921, Honolulu, Hawaii.
A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 2000 Edition,
pp. 4
Frederikslust, R. A. I. (1978) ‘‘'Predictability of Corporate Failure’’, Martinus Nijhoff Social
Sciences Division, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Hughes, S. W. Tippett, D. D and. Thomas, W. K (2004) ‘‘Measuring project success in the
construction industry’’, Engineering Management Journal, 16(3), 31-37.
Hyvari, I. (2006) ‘‘Success of projects in different organizational conditions’’, Project
Management Journal, 37(4), 31-41.
Rockart, J. F. (1982). "The changing role of the information systems executive: A critical
success factors perspective." Sloan Mgmt. Review, 24(1), 3-13.
Sanvido, V., Grobler, F., Pariff, K., Guvents, M., and Coyle, M. (1992). ‘‘Critical success
factors for construction projects.’’ J. Constr. Eng. Manage., 118(1), 94 –111.

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