Assessment Of Project Management Practices: A Case Of Ethiopian Construction Design And Supervision Works Corporation

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Addis Ababa University


application of best project management practices is of critical importance for organizational performance. Project management is believed as an effective and resourceful method for achieving a goal that is better than the other available methods, processes and techniques. Hence, this study aimed to assess the project management practice of Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation using the five process groups defined by PMI (PMBOK). The research used a mixed approach and adopted a descriptive research design. The primary data collection was done by using an interview and questionnaire instruments. Percentages and mean values were used to analyze the data collected. Accordingly, the findings of the research showed a moderate level of project management practice within the organization. Also the study revealed that the levels of planning practice to be higher than the other process groups in the organization while the project closure process group has the lowest practice level. Furthermore, the study identified that the level of practice of activities related to risk, procurement, communication, project control, cost, time and documentations to be low. Thus, the study recommends that the organization should give more emphasis or considerable attention for processes related to project control, risk, procurement, communication, cost, time, documentation and dissemination of lesson learned during the implementation of each process groups in order to strengthen the practice of project management in ECDSWC.



Project management Process groups, Project management practice, Ethiopian construction design, supervision works corporation