Project scope management strategies in GETFUND projects

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Project scope change involves some levels of unpredictable and inexplicable changes in a project. Therefore, the scope of the project must include innovative measures to deal with unpredictable events. Therefore, there is a need for scope change management always included in the project scope and objectives so that these unpredictable events during the performance of the project can be dealt with without any hindrances. This study is aimed at investigating project scope management strategies of GetFund projects in Ghana. The research objectives of this study include; to identify factors that lead to scope change in GETFund projects, to determine challenges with scope management in GETFund projects and to identify strategies for improved scope management in GETFund projects. The quantitative method of research was used in this study. The views of the respondents were gathered from 50 GetFund staff. The study further employed the convenience sampling technique where respondents who are ready to give the right information were selected. A well-structured questionnaire was administered to respondents. Data analysis was conducted with the help of SPSS which enabled coding and analysis of data inputs. Descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviations were used. The results of the analysis were presented in tables and graphs. The findings of the study showed that gathering essential inputs and trust among co-workers are some strategies for improving scope management. The study also found that project time management, project cost management and the standards of raw materials are important factors that lead to scope change/management for GetFund projects. The study concludes that Project managers face the challenge of achieving desired goals within specific timelines. The study recommends that only few goals should be associated with project scope management rather than instituting more goals within limited time.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award degree of Master of Science in Project Management,
Project Scope, Project Strategies, GETFund Projects