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Project management practice in Nigerian public sector organisations - A case study

Oladapo, I; (2008) Project management practice in Nigerian public sector organisations - A case study. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access


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This research was carried out to investigate how organisational project management is practiced in the Nigerian public sector and establish its strengths, weakness and areas requiring improvement. It was also carried out to add to the existing but limited research work in this area. A pilot project management maturity and assessment model was developed using 28 out of 52 APM BoK topics and five maturity levels of SEI's CMM. The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) was used as case study and assessments involved interviews with 21 of its management staff. The findings of the assessment put FCDA on maturity level 1.92 out of 5, indicating that a project management practice existed. However, the practice was not structured and it used basic processes and procedures. It was also established that the project management knowledge (maturity level 2.76) within the organisation positively influenced the practices and procedures (maturity level 2.05) used, even though the tools and techniques (maturity level 1.43) and organisational infrastructure (maturity level 1.43) expected to support a structured practice were inadequate. Benchmarking and gap analysis carried out indicated that the key areas for improvement were in core project management topics, which FCDA should focus on to build a more structured organisational project management practice. These topics included project success and benefit management, project management plan and risk management and setting up of a project office.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Project management practice in Nigerian public sector organisations - A case study
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest.
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1569712
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