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Title: A Model for Predicting the Performance of Project Managers at the Design Phase of Mass House Building Projects in Ghana
Authors: Sarkodie-Poku, Isaac
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2013
Abstract: The importance of assessing the performance of project managers (PMs) on projects in the recent times has been underscored by research. In this study, a competency-based multidimensional conceptual model has been adopted for mass house building projects (MHBPs). The model reflects both performance behaviours and outcome in predicting the performance of PMs at the conceptual, planning, design, tender, construction and operational phases of the project life cycle. This study is a follow up to previous studies on the development of the model for predicting the performance of project managers at the construction phase of MHBPs. In the study, data was obtained from GREDA, the umbrella body of housing providers in Ghana. The data was analysed using multiple regression (stepwise approach). In this study on the design phase of the adopted conceptual model, research instrument was designed to elicit data from GREDA members again. Drawing from a broad spectrum of behavioural measures identified as independent variables, the findings suggests that best predictors of PMs’ Performance in MHBPs at the design phase are: Knowledge of mass house contract packaging, knowledge of performance characteristics of materials for the design of MHBPs, technical quality of strategies for managing the design process, knowledge of thermal comfort assessment and provisions in the design of MHBPs, knowledge of relevant design codes, legislation and regulation for MHBPs. Statistical parameters like ANOVA, multicollinerity, Durban-Watson and residual analysis confirm the goodness of fit of the model. The findings of this study provide further in-depth information on the competency profiles of PMs engaged in the implementation of MHBPs and in particular the design phase. The results provide the basis for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) agenda for project managers. It again provides for use by real estate developers towards human resource development in project management practice in MHBPs. These findings provide the PMs an understanding on the profiles their superiors use in judging their performance at the design phase of the project life cycle and provides them an opportunity to improve their skills.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Master of Science degree in Construction Management, June-2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5817
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