International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Project Management Theory Exploration for Indigenous Contractors’ Project Planning in Nigeria
Inuwa, I.I; Kunya, S.U

Several studies attribute Nigerian Indigenous Contractors (NICs) poor performance to inadequate project planning due to the adoption of a non-project (traditional) management approach despite its shortcoming. This study explored how project management theory can be applied by NICs to curb poor project planning. Exploratory design was employed as a stand-alone design through literature review. The exploration reveals that project management theory can be applied by NICs to: enhance experience through the Transformation Flow Value (TFV) concept; improve cost and time performance through the control model; appropriately apply planning techniques using the concept of management-as-planning; mitigate project planning challenges using the control model; identify factors that can significantly influence project planning using the concept of management-as-planning; achieve project planning success through the adherence to project planning success indicators using the control model. The study recommends NICs to: adopt project management approach and, train their workforceon the application of project management.

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