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Gap Analysis of Organizational Project Management Practices in Engineering Company - A Study of an Organization in Sweden, Finland and Abu-Dhabi

Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2017. 63 s. Examensarbete - Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Chalmers tekniska högskola; BOMX02-17-18, 2017.
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In an attempt to manage increasing cost and complexity of engineering projects, companies are emphasising on developing and applying good project management practices. Project management practices help organizations and practitioners to identify their priorities and develop related competencies to achieve their project targets. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate organizational project management practices at three different project offices, located in Sweden Finland and Abu-Dhabi, in an Engineering company to find out the best practices in order to deliver projects while focusing on the customer requirements and company’s internal processes. Project management theory offers a number of maturity assessment and evaluation techniques to analyse the implemented project management practices and process within an organization and help improving these processes to consistently achieve the organizational objectives. This study consists of interviews conducted with the senior project management, questionnaire distributed among the project team and study of internal processes in the studied company. The analysis revealed number of gaps in standard documentation and different project management practices associated to project execution which shows lack of company provided standards and best practices. Company provided systems to allocate resources and manage lessons learned for projects are not effectively managed which results in excessive use of external resources and repetition of mistakes. Furthermore, recommendations are provided to develop and implement company provided standards, with flexibility of accommodating local requirements of each office, guidelines and templates with the responsibility of each project individual to practice and improve those standards. Additionally, a new role of supportive PMO is recommended to introduce, who would support project managers in creating and developing project standards and to ensure same standards are implemented and continuously monitored in all three offices.

Nyckelord: Project management, project management maturity, PMO, customer requirements, lessons learned

Publikationen registrerades 2017-09-05. Den ändrades senast 2017-09-05

CPL ID: 251643

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