UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT COURSE UNIT : CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT QUESTION: FACTORS THAT DETERMINE THE SUCCES AND FAILURE OF A PROJECT. Submission Date: 13 th February 2019.
GROUP MEMBERS 1. MUASYA NAUMI MUMBUA B66/43053/2017 2. DIFFU EMILIA MUGENI B66/44668/2017 3. THUITA JANEFER NYAMBURA B66/42744/2017 4. SASEETAH GEORGE KIPKOECH B66/43264/2017 5. NDIRANGU EDWIN KABEBE B66/41497/2016 6. WAINANA RONNIE MBURU B66/41435/2016
FACTORS AFFECTING SUCCESS OF A BUSINESS 1. CLEAR AND SHARED PURPOSE AND GOALS Everyone involved in the business must agree on the purpose of carrying out certain objectives and roles in order to be able to achieve desired goals in the business. 2. MOTIVATED PROJECT TEAM AND STAKEHOLDERS The project must seem important to people, and the idea of being involved must be engaging. You don’t need extra financial incentives. People will flock to an attractive project. 3. UNFAILING CUSTOMER ORIENTATION This refers to getting everyone to agree about who the customer is and what the customer wants, and keeping this in the forefront as the project proceeds. 4. ADEQUATE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES This usually starts with the big boss. You need his or her support to legitimize your project. And, if you don’t think you have enough resources, rethink project scope, have a tactful conversation with the sponsor, and hone (sharpen) your skills of influence. 5. CLEAR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES If team members don’t know who does what, nothing will get done. Important role discussions are more likely to occur early in the project if team members are actively engaged in the planning process. 6. ATTENTION TO PLANNING Comprehensive planning sets up a project for success from the start. All stakeholders should be on board during the planning process and always know in which direction the project is going to go. Planning can help the team to meet deadlines and stay organized. Good planning not only keeps the project team focused and on track, but also keeps stakeholders aware of project progress. There are many benefits to smart planning. This first step in the project process allows for a reliable and realistic time-scale to be created. Assuring accurate time for cost
estimates to be produced and for clear documentation of milestones and deliverables will make things much easier as the project progresses. A proficient plan details all resource requirements and doubles as a warning system. If task slippage is at risk, then a warning system will provide clear visibility of what to expect.
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