Assessment of Project Management Critical success Factors in Addis Ababa Integrated Housing Development Project Office

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Addis Ababa University


There is empirical evidence that project sphere has not been valued appropriately in many organizations because it seems certain that the organization’s projects are not unified and consequently spread across several other spheres. However, it is necessary to know the concept of project and project management at the same time are made magnificent in increasingly projectoriented organizations in order to achieve the organizational goals. This study aimed at a better understanding of when and why projects fail or succeed as well as what project management factors are influential. Therefore, an empirical assessment on this topic was performed. Although many studies have explored success/failure factors in projects, a few of them are comprised of the perception that to what extent project’s success or failure factors are noteworthy and likewise what really are a successful project and/or a failure project. The study doesn’t consider the projects themselves, rather how the office is managing them. Therefore, the rationale of the thesis was on identifying those critical project management practices. As observed from the research, the top management support, project mission, planning, client involvement, trouble shooting, client acceptance, monitoring and feedback and communication are relevant to the office’s management practice and have strong association given the current project management practice and performance measurement criteria are traditional in nature. The study was done with a mixed research design and the respondents were selected from the main office of Addis Ababa Integrated Housing Development project office. Both the descriptive statistics and the statistical correlational analysis results shown that the factors identified from literatures were understood and applied by the office to some extent. The gap was seen from understanding the project goal through trouble shooting issues. The result shown that there is strong association within and across variables. The pattern and structure matrix figure were utilized to select the top five critical factors. Accordingly, top management support, personnel, technical tasks, monitoring and feedback and communication were selected as the top five critical factors in the project office.



Critical Factor, Project Management critical success factors, IHDPO