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    Assessment of Factors Causing Project Delay :The Case of Ethio Telecom’s ODN Projects
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Adem Abera; Zegeye Muluye (PhD)
    The objective of this study is to identify the main causes of delay in Ethio Telecom’s ODN projects. Project delay can be defined as the difference between planned and actual project completion date (Curtis et al, 2011) . It is possible to control or minimize project delays once their causes are assessed and identified. A total of 39 ODN project delay factors were identified through literature review and were further categorized in to 4 groups: Design related delay factors, owner related delay factors, contractor related delay factors, and external related delay factors. 118 ODN project professionals from both the owner and contractors responded to an online questionnaire through google forms. Quantitative approach was employed to gather and analyze the numerical data obtained from the respondents. SPSS and Microsoft Excel software was used to analyze and rank the delay factors based on RII ( Relative importance index) value. The study revealed that design related delay factors to have the highest RII value of 0.640 followed by the owner related delay factors ( RII = 0.611) , then external related delay factors ( RII=0.576) , and contractor related delay factors ( RII=0.566). The researcher recommends that the owner and the contractors have to secure all the project materials, tools and instruments required by the projects before commencing the ODN projects and the owner should reengineer its contract amendment and payment process and also the skill and knowledge of the design team should be continuously upgraded so that delays of ODN projects will be minimized or avoided. Key words: Project delay factors, Effects of Project delay , ODN projects , Relative importance index, Ethiopia , Ethio Telecom,
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    Factor Affecting the Implementation of Donor Funded Projects: The Case of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-09) Ermiyas Mekonnen; Wasihun Mohammed (PhD)
    The study targeted identifying the factors affecting the implementation of the donor-funded project at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Project implementation is placing the project plan into activities to produce deliverables, products, or services for the beneficiaries or the donors. The study had carried out using an explanatory research design. The target population of the study was ILRI staff implementing donor-funded projects. The research sought to examine the success of project implantation with the five independent variables being project planning and scheduling, program/project manager competencies, project stakeholder involvement, project monitoring, and evaluation, and project communication management. The questionnaires had distributed to the team members and individuals working directly on projects and pool staff supporting the project. Quantitative data collected using a questionnaire were analyzed using explanatory statistics and linear regression analysis with the aid of SPSS version 25. The key findings from the study show that project/program managers' competency, project monitoring and evaluation, and project communication management has a positive and statistically significant relationship with successful project implementation. Project planning and scheduling is a positive but insignificant relationship with successful project implementation. However, project stakeholder involvement is negatively and insignificantly related to successful project implementation. From the findings, the researcher recommends that ILRI work towards continuous development and training of program/project managers to improve their knowledge and performance. ILRI should also prepare a guidance manual or handbook for project monitoring and evaluation to adopt best practices to improve project success. In addition, ILRI should pursue the development of project communication management for successful project implementation. Finally, the study recommends that ILRI follow up for on-time completion of project planning and scheduling. Key Words: Successful project implantation, planning, and scheduling, stakeholder involvement, monitoring and evaluation, and communication management, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
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    The Effect of Project Time Management Practices on Project Performance: The Case of Heineken Breweries S.C.
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-08) Nathan Dubale; Seifu Mamo (PhD)
    Time is one of the major constraints in projects. This study tries to put light on how this important constraint is managed with respect to project time management functions and contractual requirements. The study also investigated as how delay and extension of time is assessed and analyzed. The effect of project time management practices on project performance: “Heineken Breweries S.C.” projects as cases, the research attempts to make an in-depth the effect of project time management practices. Project time management process was developed consisting mainly of planning, scheduling and control of time and the associated tasks. Collection of primary data was done by use of semi-structured questionnaire. The data was coded and entered for analysis using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Pearson correlation analysis was used to relate the various study variables. The results of the study were presented using tables and figures. The study findings indicated that project completion was being done without much struggle and that the budgeted funds were enough to complete the project. The study further established that all material resources allocated were in use and that project output had been well defined. The study also clear that activity duration had been well estimated, time schedules were well developed, and that project scope had been well specified during planning phase. The study concluded that human resource planning, time management, material resource planning and financial resource planning positively and significantly contributes to performance of the projects. The study suggested that the cost estimation ought to be founded on the project scope and be associated to the project plan and time bounded. It is recommended that time management taken seriously and become specialization as core function of project management
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    Assessment on the Causes of Construction Project Failures and Abandonment: The Case of Ayat Real Estate Cmc Project
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-01) Yeheyes Ayele; Adane Atara (PhD)
    If we look at Ethiopia’s total project investments, it is evident that over one third of it belongs to construction projects. Construction projects have defined starting and ending dates. A program(schedule) is set for these projects, funding is devoted and there are also quality constraints that will be sent. There are goals and objectives that are expected to be attained as well. If a project fails to attain these, we can say that it has failed. project can fail or get abandoned for different reasons. There are different projects that fail in Ethiopia. The reasons could be economical, could be related to the lack of administrative policies, the working taskforce may not be devoted or well trained, there could be a communication gap, the project clients may not have proper consultation amongst themselves, They may not be able to work under strenuous circumstances and constraints. This project aims to employ questionnaires and semi structured interviews in order to determine the most common causes of failures and abandonments in construction projects. While doing so, it is mainly going to focus on the Ayat Real Estate CMC Project . In this particular research, we are mainly going to deal with causes like customer, consultant, contractor, external environment, time and budget as the main culprits. The failure and abandonment of the Ayat Real Estate CMC project in Addis Ababa has been identified to be a result of a total 34 sub factor. In order to obtain relevant data, this study used both qualitative and quantitative methods. The researcher employed surveys and semi-structured interviews. Totally, fifteen questionnaires were distributed to the selected participant consultant and the contractor’s experts participating in the building project and out of the total samples 20 responses were collected. The remaining 5 respondents provided data through interviews. These respondents were from the client’s side. Data was acquired through interviews with these 5 respondents. The researcher carried out the investigation in the hopes of possibly decreasing/getting rid of the construction abandonment and failure causes. In this regard governmental policies and regulations should be prepared by studying the effect of such failures and abandonments can have on ongoing projects. The clients should also be open to make the pertinent amendments and take into consideration the external factors. The client should also undertake the financial planning methods and should employ the same starting from the very beginning and there should be as reliable estimate provided by professionals and consultants. A risk management plan or legal mechanism shall also be devised in order to minimize the loss of the company and ensure the safe up keeping of the reputation. Keywords: Construction project failures, construction projects, Construction project abandonment, Construction project failure and abandonment
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    Assessing the Relationship Between Project Management Maturity and Project Success: The Case of YOTEK Construction
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-06) Bizuneh Ahmed; Wubshet Bekalu (PhD)
    The relationship between project management maturity and project success has been examined before by various researchers including in the construction sector and this research could also be added to that collection. The study aimed to undertake the relationship between project management maturity, based on the four pillars of PM (scope, time, cost and quality,) also assessed the level of project success and lastly correlation between the project management maturity and project success by taking Yotek Construction as the case study. Primary data was collected using survey questionnaire which was an adaptation of an online survey published by and delivered to selected members of the project either in hardcopy or send a link of Google form to be filled. As the secondary data; related books, articles, journals, publication and documents from the project office were reviewed. The result of the study presents as frequency, percentages, mean and pearson correlation coefficient and the data collected analyzed by using SPSS version 29 software and MS excel. The results from the study revealed that there is a positive relationship between scope, time, cost and quality management maturity levels and project success. The findings of the study also showed that the project management maturity level in terms of the four pillars of PM knowledge areas of the company discovered that its stands at level 3. Furthermore, scope, time and quality management maturity was found to have significant relationship with project success. Key Words: Construction Project, Project Management Maturity, Project Success
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    Stakeholder Management Approach for A Successful Project Delivery : A Case of Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation-Construction Sector
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-06) Elda Haddis; Bahran Asrat (PhD)
    This study is aimed to investigate the relationship between the stakeholder management approach/Collaborative or partnering/ and successful project delivery. The study also tried to assess the stakeholder management approach and practice in the Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation- Construction/ECDSWCo - Construction. The research design adopted was descriptive research design method which includes both primary and secondary data where primary data was conducted through questioner whereas the secondary data was gathered by reviewing relevant books, articles, journals, and any other documents and publications that are available within the organization as well as other sources. The data collection used was questionnaire. The Questionnaires were distributed to employees who are currently working within the ECDSWCo construction company which is a grade one contractor. The data obtained through questionnaire was analysed quantitatively using descriptive statistics: frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation correlation and regression through SPSS version 20 software. The finding of the study revealed that successful project delivery is highly dependent on stakeholder management approach which is the collaboration method which is expressed in terms of trust, communication, commitment and mutual goal. Regarding the practice done on the assessment of the collaboration approach it is revealed that most of the employees agreed that the company is in the right way of practicing of the partnering approach with the stakeholders through the characteristics of trust, communication, commitment and mutual goals for a successful project delivery. Key words: - Partnering, collaboration, trust, communication, commitment, mutual goal, stake holders, stakeholder management
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    Causes and Consequences of Project Cost Overrun in the Construction of Kadisco General Hospital Expansion Project
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-06) Elias Mohammed; Beza Libeyesus (PhD)
    The construction industry is one of the biggest economic sectors in Ethiopia. It plays a significant role in the development of the country by providing employment opportunities and infrastructure development. However, the industry is overwhelmed with several challenges, which affect the completion of projects within a given budget and timeline. So this project work focuses on the cost overrun causing factors on one of the projects in the city that is Kadisco hospital expansion project. The study is done in descriptive research design by collecting both quantitative and qualitative data. Interviews, document review, and questionnaire technique were applied to collect data. Based on the data found, twenty-Five cost overrun factors has been identified and ranked on their level of impact and 8 factors (material cost increased by inflation, shortage of material, scope change, complexity of the project, and change order (rework). Inappropriate chain of command, labor cost increased, and lack of clear goal and objective on client side) stood out scoring average mean value of above 3.40 as a major impactful factors on the project to deal with cost overrun. The cost overrun mainly affects the owners of the project and the effects are quality compromisation by choosing less quality and less expensive finishing material due to lack of finance, the hospital is forced to be involved in additional debts to finance the project, the contractors and the consultant also losses their reputation by the management team of the hospital. Finally mitigation strategies and recommendation for the main stakeholders are forwarded to be implemented on the second phase of the project and other future projects to avoid or mitigate possible project cost overrun
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    Assessing the Monitoring and Controlling Practices for the Success of Residential Real Estate Projects in Addis Ababa City
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-06) Fitsum Ephrem; Worku Mekonen (PhD)
    This abstract presents the findings from a survey conducted on residential real estate (RRE) project management practices. While most projects have monitoring and controlling mechanisms in place, the utilization of proven project management techniques, such as Earned Value Management, is limited among respondents. The absence of Earned Value Analysis exposes developers to potential disadvantages, including cost overruns, delays, and other issues that can impact project success. However, the survey demonstrated a positive trend towards the adoption of digital construction monitoring methods among RRE projects To remain competitive in the market, construction companies must keep abreast of digital technologies and incorporate them into their projects.. Effective data management, change management, and stakeholder engagement were identified as crucial factors contributing to successful RRE project completion. The study also shed light on the challenges faced during the construction phase, including the need to order materials well in advance due to scarcity and foreign currency shortages. Additionally, low stakeholder engagement was identified as a hindrance to the planning of an effective monitoring and controlling system. Encouraging active involvement of stakeholders can lead to improved project performance and should be prioritized through enhanced communication channels. Overall, the findings emphasize the significance of embracing digital technologies, implementing effective project management practices, and prioritizing stakeholder engagement to enhance the success of residential real estate projects in Addis Ababa City. Key words: Planning, Monitoring, Controlling, Residential Real Estate, Project Management, Project success
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    Analyzing the Contribution of Project Management Principles in Building Construction Projects: A Study of Addis Ababa
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-06) Hani Meried; Mengistu Bogale (PhD)
    The building construction industry in Addis Ababa has been growing rapidly, and with this growth comes the need for effective project management principles. This research project aims to identify the major problems in building construction projects in Addis Ababa, assess the extent to which project management is adhered to in these projects and the ways to customize project management principles to specific construction environment for improved project outcome. Through a mixed research methodology, a data was collected from 70 participants through a questionnaire and 10 project managers through interviews. The quantitative analysis revealed that while most respondents believe project management principles are important and adhered to in building construction projects, there are still some challenges in their implementation. The qualitative analysis identified several problems in building construction projects, including a lack of up-to-date knowledge in the industry, unwillingness of stakeholders to abide by regulatory standards, loose watch of regulatory bodies, a shortage of skilled manpower, and unpredictable socio-economic changes. Based on the findings of this research, it is clear that project management principles are necessary in building construction projects in Addis Ababa. However, the challenges in their implementation must be addressed and has to be customized in order to suit specific project condition. The research suggests that stakeholders must have access to up-to-date knowledge in the industry and be willing to adhere to regulatory standards. Regulatory bodies must also play an active role in ensuring compliance with standards, and efforts should be made to overcome the shortage of skilled manpower. Additionally, customizing project management principles to suit specific construction environments could improve project outcome. By addressing these challenges, the building construction industry in Addis Ababa can benefit from more effective project management principles and better project outcomes. Key Words Building, Construction Industry, Project, Management, Principles, Contribution, Challenges, Customize, Adhere
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    Assessment of Project Management Practice and Challenges of NGOs in Ethiopia: The Case of Rotary Ethiopia
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-06) Hilina Tadesse; Dakito Alemu (PhD)
    Project management is a systematic approach and application of knowledge, tools and technique to initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, control and closing projects. Project management needs effective management and standardized practice in order to effectively and efficiently execute projects and become successful. Rotary Ethiopia is one of the NGOs in Ethiopia which is formed and managed by volunteer groups of people. This study aims to assess the project initiation, monitoring and control process as well as schedule and cost management practice of Rotary Ethiopia along with challenges of project management. With this objective a descriptive study design is applied with a quantitative approach. Quota sampling method was used and primary data was collected using a structured questionnaire with most of the parts measured on Likert scale. The result showed that Rotary Ethiopia has a good project management practice in regards to initiation, schedule management, cost management, monitoring and control. But when we look into specific processes, developing project calendars, regularly producing and communicating work performance information, updating project management plan and project document as a result of change control process as well as updating organizational process assets and lessons learnt from control process has got very low agreement score. Moreover the study found out that the organization is getting challenged with unfavorable government laws and regulations, balancing the competing constraints, lack of effective communication, unexpected events, and low stakeholder commitment and engagement. From this we can conclude that the practice is generally good with some signaling measures which need their due attention in the future. They also need to work with responsible body in order to tackle their challenges. Key Words: Project management, NGO, Project initiation, Schedule, Cost, Monitoring, Control
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    Determinant Factors Causing the Delay of Construction Project: The Case of Adey Abeba National Stadium Construction Project
    (Addis Ababa University, 2023-06) Nigussie Yitayew; Abdurazak Mohammed (PhD)
    The Adey Abeba National stadium was one mega project in Ethiopia which the public was anticipating to see its completion on time. The project was launched in 2016 and planned to be completed in two separate phases at a total cost of 8 billion birr. The project’s first phase was completed in 2018 but, its second phase which was launched in 2020 is yet at 11% completion consuming 120% of the time schedule. This study was conducted to reveal the determinant factors that caused the delay of the project. A descriptive research design was followed to quantitatively find the causes and rank them as per their importance. Data were gathered both from primary and secondary sources through a questionnaire survey and documents scanning. In the survey stratified 33 respondents were participated representing three major stakeholders: the client, the contractor and the consultant. The study used the Relative Importance Index (RII) for ranking the causes of the delay of the project. The survey findings revealed that the top ten factors that caused the project’s delay are: (1) Shortage of foreign currency, (2) The COVID-19 pandemic, (3) Escalated inflation, (4) Dynamic foreign currency exchange, (5) War at the time of the construction of project, (6) delay in materials delivery, (7) political instability within the country, (8) Unavailability of utilities, (9) Complexity of project design and (10) Improper project planning and scheduling. Furthermore, a correlation test have been made to find whether there is a significant agreement among the stakeholders and the overall respondents in ranking the causes of the delay. The study suggested that the stakeholders of the project in general and the government and its policymakers in particular, must devise mechanisms (policies) that bring a multi-alternative foreign currency source and curve the ever-increasing inflation. Development of the decision-making capacities of the various authorities is also another essential factor. Key Words: Delay, Delay factor, Client, Contractor, Consultant, AANS construction project.
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    Assesment of Project Management Practices in Digital Banking Projects: A case of Bank of Abyssinia
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Urgo Gulima; Adane Atara (PhD)
    The main purpose of this study was to assess the practices of project management in digital banking the case of Bank of Abyssinia in line with the contribution of project management practices in digital banking, the mechanisms by which project management practices are effective in digital banking, and the challenges of the project management practices facing in the application of digital banking. To conduct this study, descriptive type of research design was used. Systematic random sampling and purposive sampling techniques were also used. The data were collected through questionnaire and semi-structured interview. The samples were 78 selected bank officers and project management experts from 287 of the total staffs, and all 15 branch managers were included. Data analysis was made using descriptive statistics and SPSS software, mean, standard deviations frequency counts, percentages, graphs, charts, tables and analysis of documents by both quantitatively and qualitatively. Even though the findings of the study indicated that project management practices such as the contribution it delivers, the ways in which the practices were implemented and the challenges that encountered in the course of implementing project management practices in digital banking as examined by the results of the analysis, the implementation level didn’t exceeded 45-49% entirely. Hence, monitoring and evaluation, the information flow, friendly approach relations in service delivery, the customers trust in electronic banking, continuous service improvement, were insignificant. Moreover, lack of multi languages, awareness creation, mobile banking, and ATM cards utilization were below the average mean value indicating the implementation level to be below standard. More practically, lack of trust for security issues, lack of interest in new way of banking, lack of well trained and equipped work force, shortage of ICT infrastructure developments, exchange of experiences with local banks and foreign banks were critical challenges in project management practices in the implementation of digital banking were the major problems in digital banking. Key words: Digital banking, Project Management
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    The Effect of Leadership Competencies on Project Performance: The case ofCompassion International Ethiopia Assisted Holistic Child Development Projects
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Urjii Tamiru; Solomon Markos (PhD)
    The main objective of this project work is to assess the effect of leadership competencies on project performance on Compassion International Ethiopia Assisted Holistic Child Development Projects. The explanatory research design methodology was used to achieve the objective. Using a proportionate stratified simple random sampling, 80 project managers were selected that have been leading the CIET HCD projects. The primary source of data has been collected using the mixed approach, with the help of a survey instrument. The secondary source of information has been done through the review of previously established literature for achieving the research objectives. Descriptive and inferential analysis techniques were used to examine and present the data using statistical tools. Among the listed 60 competencies, the descriptive analysis presented the three most important skills and attributes namely ‘Setting Vision and strategies’, ‘Displaying drive and purpose’, and ‘Demonstrating ethics and integrity. According to the correlation analysis, "leading the organization" and "leading others" have a positive relationship with project performance and have the most effect on the project performance also ‘leading others’ is the prevailing one. However, no statistically significant relationship was found between ‘leading the self’ and project performance. The regression analysis presented a statistically substantial association between leadership competencies and project performance, it can be concluded that leadership competencies have a positive effect on the project performance of CIET HCD projects. This shows that leadership competencies have a significant effect on a CIET HCD project’s performance. The researcher suggested based on the findings of the study for the adoption and application of effective leadership competency practices in the CIET HCD projects and for the project managers to acquire a mix of skills and attributes competencies. Great emphasis should be given to leadership competencies as it is a very important contributor to the good performance of a project. Key words: - Leadership, Leadership competencies, Project performance
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    Assessing Effect of Leadership Qualities of Project Managers on Project Success: The Case of Selected Humanitarian Actors in Ethiopia
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Tilahun Desalew; Solomon Markos (PhD)
    The goal of this study is to Assess the effect of project manager leadership qualities on project success in the case of a selected humanitarian organization operating in Ethiopia, with specific objectives to determine the importance of the project manager's personal trait, emotional intelligence, technical, and soft skills for project success among a selected humanitarian organization. The study employed quantitative cross-sectional study where it used structured questioners adopted from previous similar studies and books to get representative sample from 108 project managers and project team members were interviewed for primary data for the study by applying simple rand sampling technics of data collection. Before data analysis sample's adequacy, reliability, and validity of the scale all met the requirements. Study showed that there is positive and strong relationship between project success and personal trait, soft skills as well as technical skills of a project managers. The study discovered a link between project manager leadership qualities and project success, with project managers' technical and soft skills having the greatest impact. The study's findings are crucial for policymakers who seek to adopt policies to improve project leadership. The findings of this study will also add to the body of knowledge about critical project manager leadership skills. According to the findings of this study, senior management should be aware of the importance of personal traits, emotional intelligence, and soft and technical leadership talents when selecting a project manager. Because the current study only looked at four areas of project management leadership: personal qualities, emotional intelligence, technical capabilities, and soft skills, the researchers suggested that more research be done to identify other factors that contribute to project success. Key words: project success, personal traits, emotional intelligence, soft skills, technical skills
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    The effect of organizational culture perception on employees’ job performance: In the case of Bank of Abyssinia
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Tinbite Seffiw; Adane Atara (PhD)
    The impact of employee perceptions of organizational culture on job performance is investigated in this study. The purpose of this study is to measure and investigate the impact of employee perceptions of organizational culture on employee performance in Bank of Abyssinia S.C. The study used an explanatory research design with a mixed research approach. Cornbach alpha was used to examine the questionnaire’s reliability and internal uniformity. The data was obtained through an interview and survey questionnaires through a five point Likert scale with 54 questions. The study incorporated survey responses from 154 respondents out of 161 distributed questionnaires. The data analysis was conducted using Version 26 of SPSS data analyzing software. Sand representations in graphs, charts, and tables for better understanding and interpretation were used in articulating the analyzed data. The data was analyzed and the results were interpreted using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The results show that the four traits measuring organizational culture were all positively correlated with employee’s performance within the range of r=0.663 to r=0.843. Involvement and Consistency were the most contributing organizational culture perception traits in the prediction of employee performance with a beta value of 0.596 and 0.242 respectively. However, adaptability and mission didn’t show a significant effect on employee performance as is explained by a significance level of p>0.05. The implications of the findings were discussed, and recommendations were made. From the study, it was possible to deduce that a good organizational culture perception exists in the case of Bank of Abyssinia. However, there were mixed results on the effect it has on employee performance. Based on this fact the subject organization is recommended to conduct frequent cultural and perception audits so that better performances can be achieved. Key words: Organizational Culture Perception, Involvement, Consistency, Adaptability, Mission, Employee Performance.
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    Assessment of Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in World Vision Ethiopia: In the Case of Kolfe Keraniyo Area Program
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Tsedey Seyoum; Adane Atara (PhD)
    The general objective of this study was to find out the practice of project monitoring and evaluation at World Vision, Kolfe Keraniyo Area Program. The study employed quantitative research approaches to achieve the intended objectives. Primary source employed to collect data from project officers, program coordinators using questionnaire instruments. The research design was descriptive, since it was planned to elicit with the objective to assess the practice of project monitoring and evaluation, to measure the level of stakeholders’ involvement and to identify main challenges in monitoring and evaluation. Purposive non probability sampling methods used to selected target population. Questionnaires were distributed to thirty respondents who participate in the process of monitoring and evaluation directly from the organization. The collected data presented by using tables and analyzed by using SPSS software Version 20, descriptive analysis methods like percentage, mean standard deviation used to analyze the data. The findings of this study revealed that, the staffs were well qualified, experienced and the organization has also good preparation in design document, implementation plan and M&E plan and there was good stakeholder participation in project monitoring and evaluation process under the case study, however, it was no to the extent of expected level and stakeholders have skill gaps in M&E. Monitoring of projects are not conducted regularly and focus is not given in internal evaluation. The suggested recommendations for the challenges are the degree of stakeholders participation in projects M&E has to be increased and monitoring should be conducted on regular basis .capacity building training for the stakeholders ,monitoring of projects should be on regular basis and focus should be given to undertake internal evaluation ,impact evaluation, best practices and significant impact stories to ensure the sustainability of the project and there should be clear baseline data and clear indicators for project outcome and output. Key words: Monitoring and Evaluation, stakeholders involvement, challenges of Monitoring and Evaluation, World Vision-Ethiopia
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    Assessment of Project Management Maturity Level in GIZ Ethiopia Educational Projects
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Tsion Girum; Bahran Asrat (PhD)
    Assessment of Project Management Maturity Level in GIZ Ethiopia Educational Projects is the title of the project. lts goal is to determine GIZ Ethiopia's level of project management maturity in educational projects, as well as to identify the gaps in project management practices and expertise. As a case study, the project area looked at the present operational program known as the Sustainable Training and Education Program (STEP).The research method used was descriptive statistics, assessed qualitatively and quantitatively. To collect primary data, 50 structured standard questioners distributed to project managers, advisors and project team leaders at the corporate STEP program offices.5 Project managers directly associated to the project also interviewed. Secondary data gathered through the company's evaluation reports and beneficiary analysis. According to the collected data, the maturity level of GIZ Ethiopia educational projects is level four, characterized by processes that are integrated with corporate processes; management mandates compliance, solid analysis of project performance, and management decisions. But a gap in human resource management and risk management is recognized As a result, the study recommended that GIZ Ethiopia continue to improve project performance and integrate all 10 knowledge areas in a way that is comparable to what was envisaged, and not only maintain level 4 Butalso upgrade to level 5 maturity level.
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    Challenge of Implementing ERP System in Equatorial Business Group
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-07) Rediet Yeshidagna; Abdurezak Mohammer (PhD)
    The goal of this research is to determine the challenges of implementing an ERP system in the Equatorial Business Group. As a result of selecting human, organizational, technological, and project management challenges in Equatorial Business Group. A descriptive research method was used to address this subject, and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used. Questionnaires, interviews, and analysis of documents were utilized to collect data in this manner. The data collected via questionnaire was quantitatively analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Furthermore, the data gathered through interviews was qualitatively examined. A total of 92 respondents were involved in the data collection process. For this investigation Census type of sampling was used. With such broad coverage of the population of interest, there is less chance of missing potential insights from members who are not included. The study's findings demonstrated that major challenges of ERP implementation. Under human resource challenge the majority responds There was lack of team empowerment. Under organizational challenges the majority responds there is poor time management culture within the organization. Under project management Challenges the majority responds lack of project management experience. under technical Challenges Data Migration. The researcher has recommended, the company should strengthen its provision of training to the project team and users in order to increase their knowledge and expertise, empower capable employees and hire the right project managers who have the skill and knowledge. Companies should improve their time management culture throughout the organization because time is one of the constraints in projects. allowing all stakeholders to participate actively throughout the project Furthermore, a proper data migration plan is required for a successful data migration from the old system to the new system. Keyword: ERP, Human Resource Challenge, organizational challenge, Project management Challenges, Technical Challenges
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    A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Monitoring And Evaluation Practice in International Livestock Research Institute Livestock Projects
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-07) Rossi Haile; Bantie Workie (PhD)
    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is the combination of monitoring and evaluation which together provides the knowledge required for effective project management, reporting and accountability of responsibilities. Since agriculture is a critical industry in nations such as Ethiopia and it is the greatest contributor to total economic growth and poverty alleviation, the focus of this study are livestock projects implemented in International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia. ILRI is a non-profit international agricultural research organization committed to improve the lives of people in developing countries via livestock research. This project work is meant to study how M&E practices are used in livestock projects implemented by ILRI Ethiopia. To undertake this, a descriptive research design with a qualitative data was used to gather data from fifteen interviewees from five case projects. The analysis was made using computer aided approach which is coding using Microsoft Word. Findings from the study show that the case projects are familiar with M&E plan. M&E stakeholder participation, M&E human resource capacity and M&E training and these components are really impactful on the performance of the projects. Regular amendment of M&E plans, consideration of additional stakeholders and regular provision of M&E trainings are the key recommendations for projects implemented in ILRI. Further researches with reduced bias and inclusive of other M&E practices are suggested. Key Words: Monitoring, Evaluation, Plan, Stakeholder Participation, Human Resource Capacity, Training, Project Performance
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    The Role of Team Management on the Success of Project Management: The Case of Plan International Ethiopia
    (Addis Ababa University, 2022-06) Solomon Tebeje; Bahran Asrat (PhD)
    The role of team management has a greater impact on the success of project management to achieve project goals beyond the stakeholders’ expectations. Even though it has been given attention in the project organizations, it still requires deepening studies in the field. Therefore, we designed explanatory research to work on the role of team management on the success of project management taking the case of Plan International Ethiopia. After informed consent was obtained from the respondents, Microsoft Form-based questionnaire was shared to collect mixed data. While data analysis and graphical representation were made by SPSS version 20, descriptive (mean and frequency) and inferential (correlation and regression) statistical analyses were performed with the student's t-test at P< 0.05 as statistical significance to determine the frequency of the variables, the relationship between the predictors and dependent variables, and the overall impact of the role of team management on the critical success factors for the success of project management. Having answered the key research questions, the researcher concluded that the sociodemographic characteristics (marital status, previous project management experience, and active project team role), team composition (diversified, action, and teams with knowledge integration), and PM leadership competency (PM leadership style, all types of PM communication channels, PM motivation (building trust, reward, professional development, and realizing specific goals, multiple intelligence, and being an active conflict manager) are the key roles of team management that were significantly impacted the critical success factors for the success of project management (as defined in PMBOK 7) and, consequently, the success of projects. The objectives of the current research were achieved and recommendations were forwarded to PIE, similar Non-Governmental Organizations, and researchers in the project management discipline. Keywords: Team, Project team, Role of Team Management, Project Management, Project Success