Prospects for the Adoption of Agile Project Management Techniques in Nigerian Construction Industry

Authors

  • O. P. Esangbedo Department of Building Technology, National Institute of Construction Technology and Management, Edo State, NIGERIA
  • D. E. Ealefoh Department of Building Technology, National Institute of Construction Technology and Management, Edo State, NIGERIA

Keywords:

agile, project management, construction industry, fussy set theory, construction stakeholders, SWOT

Abstract

Persistent failure of construction projects to meet clients’ objectives has compelled a review of the extant systems for project delivery. This study assessed the prospect of adopting Agile Project Management (APM) for construction project delivery in Lagos State. To achieve this, the study examined the level of awareness of APM among construction stakeholders and developed a SWOT model for the adoption of APM technique for construction projects. The research adopted survey method using questionnaire. The study sample involved 196 construction stakeholders. Data obtained were analysed using Mean Score and Fussy Set Theory. The result showed that stakeholders’ level of awareness about the individual methodologies of APM is high. There are also weighty strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the adoption of APM in construction project delivery. The level of awareness among stakeholders portrays high prospects for APM adoption. However, there is need to embed trust, cooperation and improved team performance

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v40i3.1

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Published

2021-06-29

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Building, Civil & Geotechnical Engineering