Research Proposal on Project Management

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Running head: RESEARCH PROPOSALResearch proposalName of the student:Name of the University:Author’s note:
1RESEARCH PROPOSALTable of Contents1.0 Introduction:..............................................................................................................................31.1. Background of the study...........................................................................................................31.2 Research aim:.............................................................................................................................41.3 Research objectives:..................................................................................................................41.4 Research questions:...................................................................................................................41.5. Problem statement:...................................................................................................................51.6 Structure of the research paper:.................................................................................................52.0 Literature review:.......................................................................................................................72.1 Socio- economic conditions of South Africa:............................................................................72.2 Project and Project management...............................................................................................82.3 Municipality or public projects..................................................................................................82.4 Stakeholder management:..........................................................................................................92.5 Role of stakeholders in success or failure of a project............................................................102.6 Types of project stakeholders:.................................................................................................102.7 Stakeholder identification and analysis:..................................................................................122.8 Stakeholder engagement:.........................................................................................................132.9 Stakeholder engagement in South Africa:...............................................................................143.0 Research methodology:...........................................................................................................15
2RESEARCH PROPOSAL3.1 Research philosophy:...............................................................................................................153.2 Research approach:..................................................................................................................153.3 Research design:......................................................................................................................163.4 Data collection process:...........................................................................................................173.5 Sampling method:....................................................................................................................173.6 Data analysis plan:...................................................................................................................183.7 Ethical consideration:..............................................................................................................183.8 Limitations of the study:..........................................................................................................194.0 Time scale or Gantt chart:........................................................................................................20References:....................................................................................................................................21
3RESEARCH PROPOSAL1.0 Introduction:This chapter provides a brief introduction and outline of the research study. The researchbackground and the problem statement shall also be provided in this chapter along with the aims,objectives and research questions.1.1. Background of the study:The study shall emphasize upon the management of the project stakeholders in context ofmunicipality environment in South Africa. The stakeholders involved herein include the ratepayers, the Government of the country and the private sector. The construction and maintenanceof the roads is looked after by the municipalities and the finance is obtained in the form of taxespaid by the countrymen and the funds raised from the private sector while the entire process isgoverned by the Government of South Africa. Proper road facilities are necessary for facilitatingthe interaction between the countrymen and the exchange of goods and services. Well- connectedroads are necessary for the economic growth of a nation as it helps in the easy transportation ofgoods. The capital projects of road infrastructure in South Africa are managed by National andProvincial Government through Department of Transport and SANRAL (South African NationalRoad Agency Limited) however; the municipality mainly handles the maintenance and roadexpansion projects. The project stakeholders are affected by the success or failure of a projectand also have the capability to drive a project towards success or failure. In case of constructionprojects, the stakeholders are those individuals or group of individuals who have their interest orsome form of ownership in the projects and contribute either their skills and knowledge ormonetary support in the project.
4RESEARCH PROPOSALEffective stakeholder management helps in the formation of cordial relations with thestakeholders by understanding and managing the expectations of the stakeholders (Maylor,Blackmon and Huemann 2016).Engaging stakeholders is often a challenging task to manage thestakeholders on a regular basis. It is necessary to know the expectations of the stakeholders andfulfill their expectations by involving them in the important processes. It is important to knowthe manner in which the different stakeholders shall be involved in the organizational processesor projects. It is necessary to establish proper communication with the stakeholders and keepthem informed about the important facts and decisions in order to keep them satisfied.1.2 Research aim:The major aim of the research is to analyze the importance of management of projectstakeholders in context of municipality environment in South Africa.1.3 Research objectives:The following are the research objectives:To know what is importance of management of project stakeholders in public projectsTo understand the role of municipality of South Africa in the construction andmaintenance of roadsTo identify the different stakeholders involved in the projectTo identify the ways in which the stakeholders involved in the project can be managed inorder to ensure success of the project1.4 Research questions:What is importance of management of project stakeholders in public projects?
5RESEARCH PROPOSALWhat is the role of municipality of South Africa in the expansion and maintenance ofroads?Who are the stakeholders involved in the project?How can the stakeholders involved in the project managed in order to ensure success ofthe project?1.5. Problem statement:The municipality in South Africa is facing several challenges in terms of rehabilitation ofthe road networks. The issues faced by the Government are in terms of lack of human capital,outdated equipments, high rate of employee turnover and lack of finance (Marks and Trapido2014). The report addresses the issues related to the management of project stakeholders whileaddressing the issues of good practices. A proper well- connected road system is necessary forthe growth and development of South Africa, which would involve proper stakeholdermanagement.1.6 Structure of the research paper:The research paper comprises of five chapters. The first chapter comprises ofvtheintroductory part, which includes the background of the study, research aims, objectives,questions and the problem statement. The second chapter comprises of the literature reviewwherein the theories, models and concepts pertaining to the research topic are explained in detail.The third chapter consists of the research methodology that provides a systematic outline to theresearcher according to which he or she conducts the research. This chapter contains the researchphilosophy, data collection methods, sampling methods, ethical issues and limitations of theresearch study. The fourth chapter comprises of the findings and analysis. The findings can be
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