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Enablers and barriers to project planning and scheduling based on construction projects in Oman.

AlNasseri, Hammad Abdullah LU and Aulin, Radhlinah LU (2016) In Journal of Construction in Developing Countries 21(1).
Abstract
Whilst the concepts of planning and scheduling seem to be adequately discussed in the project management literature, relatively few examples of factors specifically affecting the performance of planning and scheduling are to be found. The study reporting in this paper has investigated a set of factors identified as enablers and barriers to successful project planning and scheduling on construction projects in Oman. The study adopted a questionnaire-based survey to measure the impact of the factors. The data were analyzed using the relative impact (or importance) index (RII). On the basis of RII rankings, the results revealed that the identified enablers and barriers were all considered as significant. This could be seen to imply that all... (More)
Whilst the concepts of planning and scheduling seem to be adequately discussed in the project management literature, relatively few examples of factors specifically affecting the performance of planning and scheduling are to be found. The study reporting in this paper has investigated a set of factors identified as enablers and barriers to successful project planning and scheduling on construction projects in Oman. The study adopted a questionnaire-based survey to measure the impact of the factors. The data were analyzed using the relative impact (or importance) index (RII). On the basis of RII rankings, the results revealed that the identified enablers and barriers were all considered as significant. This could be seen to imply that all of the factors should be considered equally from the perspective of project planning and scheduling, including schedule control. In addition, the results suggest that attention should be paid to the more significant barriers on the part of project managers to mitigate their potential impacts on planning and scheduling. Recommendations for mitigating those barriers are presented. The study provides useful insights into the impact of factors impacting the performance of planning and scheduling on construction projects in Oman and how improvement might be achieved. (Less)
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Oman., relative impact index, scheduling enablers, project planning, scheduling barriers
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  author       = {AlNasseri, Hammad Abdullah and Aulin, Radhlinah},
  keyword      = {Oman.,relative impact index,scheduling enablers,project planning,scheduling barriers},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  publisher    = {Universiti Sains Malaysia},
  series       = {Journal of Construction in Developing Countries},
  title        = {Enablers and barriers to project planning and scheduling based on construction projects in Oman.},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2016},
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