Assessment of Factors Responsible for Successful Project Implementation in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Nzekwe, Justina U, Oladejo, Esther I., Emoh, Fidelis I.


There is a high rate of project failure in Anambra State, Nigeria. This manifests not only as abandonment of projects, but also as cases of structural collapse, inability to deliver projects on time, cost overshoots and poor client satisfaction. Because every microenvironment is unique in some way, factors dictating project success could differ markedly from environment to environment. The aim of this research therefore was to appraise the factors critical for project success in Anambra State, Nigeria, with a view to helping stem the high incidence of project failure. Primary information used in the research were sourced from a survey of one hundred (100) project professionals, each possessing a minimum of 5 years of experience. Structured questionnaires based on the Likert-5-Point Scale of Responses were used to capture their opinions on the reasons for project success, while Secondary information were sourced from a review of literature.  Results were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools based on the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (version 16.0).  We have established and firmly ranked the first five factors responsible for project success in Anambra State, Nigeria. We concluded that the most important factor for project success is ability to handle unexpected crises above client commitment. It is recommended that the results of this research be disseminated and used in community enlightenment, and in further policy guidance and regulation. It is also recommended that the study be applied to the entire South Eastern states of Nigeria in order to generate better client satisfaction in subsequent projects.

Keywords: Assessment, Factors, Successful Project, Implementation.

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