Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2018, Page: 60-68
Project Management Practice in Groundwater Construction Project in Ghana
Yaw Frimpong, Project Management, Groundwater Services, Sydney, Australia
Jacob Oluwoye, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Alabama A & M University, Alabama, USA
Received: Sep. 14, 2018;       Accepted: Oct. 26, 2018;       Published: Nov. 26, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20180305.14      View  22      Downloads  7
Abstract
The implementation of good project management practice effectively, is a way of improving future projects especially in groundwater construction projects. The lack of good project management principles may cause project delays, and higher costs. A fundamental principle of project management is that any project, regardless of its size or type, consists of three components: scope, budget, and schedule. The purpose of this paper is to investigate and examine how project Management practice in groundwater construction projects in Ghana. The research focuses on the issues of management practice in groundwater construction projects in order to recommend ways of improving management practices. The data were collected through a questionnaire survey sent to the managers, consultants and client’s representative who had been involved in the construction of groundwater projects in Ghana. The survey covered the project management lifecycle: project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling the closing/evaluating processes of the project. The result of the data analysis reveals that: all three groups (managers, consultant and clients representative) generally agreed that most of the problems in the groundwater construction projects are human and management related. Furthermore, the results indicated that most of the projects did not have project management processes and procedures. The paper concludes with recommendations that the scope of the project is defined and a project management plan is developed be taken in the early stages (conceptual and planning, and evaluating phases) of the groundwater construction projects.
Keywords
Project Management Practice, Groundwater, Construction, Ghana
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Yaw Frimpong, Jacob Oluwoye, Project Management Practice in Groundwater Construction Project in Ghana, American Journal of Management Science and Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2018, pp. 60-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20180305.14
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