Project management service delivery using competency analysis
Ogunsemi, DR; Oyediran, OS; Rotimi, J.O.B.; Ekundayo, D
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There are ongoing discussions on the competencies of construction professionals for project management service delivery in Nigeria. The current study therefore undertakes a competency analysis using related attributes of knowledge, skills and abilities as criteria for determining which of the construction professions has the greatest potential to offer project management services. A questionnaire was structured to capture the opinions of project owners and constructors for the study. This provided data that were analysed using the mean item score (MIS) method. The results reveal quantity surveyors as having the highest potential for project management service delivery while civil engineers, builders, estate surveyors and architects follow in this order respectively. The study recommends the improvement of project management service delivery through the acquisition of the professional qualities of quantity surveyors; and other knowledge areas such as legal and contractual issues, risk analysis, quality control, safety and environmental issues. It suggests further collaboration between construction industry professional bodies and the Association of Project Managers to facilitate cross exchange of knowledge in project management practice in Nigeria.