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IJET 2012 Vol.4(5): 607-612 ISSN: 1793-8244
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2012.V4.443

Improving Project Management Process in Municipality Based on SWOT Analysis

S. Mohammad Arabzad an
Abstract—Currently, Project management concept developments alongside the organizations requirements in applying this knowledge, providing a method (methods) for designing and implementing a better PM is deemed necessary. Thus, every effort should be made in order to improve, plan and execute projects. The results will include increased quality of work, employer and customer satisfaction, reduction of costs and saving time. In this article various perspectives on Critical Success Factors, which affect the success level of a project, have been gathered using Strategic Management approach. Then the required data for solving these problems in projects using SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat) is obtained by questioning a panel of experts. Then by analyzing the results, an efficient “flowchart” is presented in which the design procedure, deployment and implementation of the projects is demonstrated by considering the Strategic Management approach. Results show that by using information from SWOT matrix, many project threats and weaknesses are in fact, reversible
 
Index Terms—Critical success factors (CSFs), Municipality, Project management, Roadmap, SWOT analysis.
The authors are with Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran (e-mail: m.arabzad@yahoo.com; hadi.shirouyehzad@gmail.com).

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Cite: S. Mohammad Arabzad and Hadi Shirouyehzad, "Improving Project Management Process in Municipality Based on SWOT Analysis," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 607-612, 2012.
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