Factors Affecting Controlling Governmental Projects in Jordan

Salim Moh’d Rawashdeh, Ghaleb Y. Abbasi, Nasser Ruhhal


In this research the concept of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) as the tool to monitor and control projects was investigated. A model was developed to see the effects of independent variables such as the use of modern project management methodologies and government regulations on the dependent variables namely project cost and project duration. To assess the validity of the research assumptions a structured questionnaire was designed and distributed to 224 local contractors who participated in government tenders between the years 2004 through 2006. A survey was also conducted on a sample (44 projects) from local projects executed for the Jordanian government to evaluate their performance in terms of some key performance indices including the Cost Performance Index (CPI) and Schedule Performance Index (SPI). The analyses of survey showed that the projects total budget overrun was over $17 millions (25.5%) and the delays totaled to over 3000 working days (65%). Questionnaire results analysis led to suggesting a modification to government regulations to bring it up to the internationally recognized standards and to guarantee better control over public projects.


Project Management, Control, Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI), Earned Value Management System (EVMS).

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