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Factors affecting the choice of Project Scope Management Practices among Telecommunication Organizations

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A. O. Ogunberu, T. Olaposi, A. Lawal, K. T. Alade
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This study identified, categorized project scope management practices employed telecommunication organization in the implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects. The study examined the factors influencing the choice of scope management practices on ICT projects implementation among telecommunication organizations in Nigeria. The study was carried out with the use of primary data source which were obtained through the use of questionnaire and interview schedule to a total of one hundred and twenty five (125) project sponsors, one hundred and twenty five (125) project managers/coordinators and one hundred and twenty five project team members on ICT projects implemented by telecommunication organizations in Nigeria. This was used to elicit information on the factors influencing the choice of project scope management practices among telecommunication organizations in implementing ICT projects. Data collected were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed the major adopted factors influencing the choice of project scope management practices among telecommunication organizations in implementing ICT projects were Competitive Advantage, Organizational Process Assets, Expert Judgment, Complex Activity List, Complex Project Scope Statement, Limited Resources, Fast Tracking, Project Delays, Client Demand, Technical Skills Required, Dynamism of Technology and Return on Investment. All of these factors had a mean rank of 3.50 and above on a 5 point-likert scale. Four of these factors were identified to be major factors influencing the choice of project scope management practices employed by telecommunication organizations implementing ICT projects. These include Competitive Advantage (58.5%), Complex Project Scope Statement (85.8%), Client’s Demand (60.9%) and Return on Investment (52.5%). Correlation analysis revealed that Organizational process assets (r = .448**: p<0.05), Expert Judgment (r = .261**: p<0.05), Complex project scope statement (r = .260**: p<0.05), Limited resources (r = -.425**: p<0.05), Client’s demand (r = .533**: p<0.05), and Returns on investment (r = .309**: p<0.05) were shown to have a significant relationship with the choice of project scope management practices employed by the organizations. In conclusion, the study revealed that Organizational process assets, Expert judgment, Complex project scope statement, Limited resources, client’s demand and Return on Investment are factors that significantly influence the choice of project scope management practices in the telecommunication organizations.

A. O. Ogunberu, T. Olaposi, A. Lawal, K. T. Alade

Projects Scope Management, Project Delivery Success, Telecomunications, Organizations, Monitoring and Controlling Phases.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 2 | March-April - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-04-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
870-878 IJSRSET1626132   Technoscience Academy

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A. O. Ogunberu, T. Olaposi, A. Lawal, K. T. Alade, "Factors affecting the choice of Project Scope Management Practices among Telecommunication Organizations", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.870-878, March-April-2017.
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