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Project management service delivery using competency analysis

By Deji Ogunsemi, Olukayode Oyediran, James Rotimi and Damilola Ekundayo

Abstract

Deciding the most capable amongst the range of construction professional(s), by virtue of their knowledge, skills and abilities to offer project management services, has become topical in Nigeria. This study therefore undertakes a competency analyses approach to determine which of the construction professions has the greatest potential for project management service delivery. Questionnaire survey of project owners and constructors' opinions provided data for the analyses. These were analysed using mean item score (MIS) method. The results revealed that Quantity Surveyors have the highest potential for project management service delivery because of their abilities to meet project objectives; while Civil Engineers, Builders, Estate Surveyors and Architects follow in this order respectively. Quantity Surveyors were better suited for this role because of their training and competencies. The paper recommends the acquisition of knowledge in legal issues, risk analysis and quality control, safety and environmental issues and project management; by other practicing construction industry professionals. It suggests the adoption of the quantity surveying profession by the Association of Project Managers in Nigeria

Topics: K200, K900, N200
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:nrl.northumbria.ac.uk:7143

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