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    Implementation Of Competency Assessment Of Project Manager in Project Oriented Organizations

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Abdollahi, Saeed (Author) ; Haji, Alireza (Supervisor)
    Although, planning and control systems improved, but most of projects have some Problems such as long time and high cost. In project oriented organizations which Perform several projects have more problems. An important reason of these Problems is lack of skill and competency of executive factors and project managers In planning and control. These persons are chosen base on organization Relationship, not systematically. One way to become successful in projects is Chose and assessment of project managers and executes in right way. "System of Competency and assessment of project manager" is offered to solve this problem. According to this system, at first projects are defined and grouped base... 

    APM 3: a methodology metamodel for agile project management

    , Article Proceedings of 8th International Conference on New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques, SoMeT_09 ; 2009 , Pages: 367 - 378 ; 9781607500490 (ISBN) Hasani Sadi, M ; Ramsin, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    The advent of agile methodologies, though contributing much to software development processes, had a more profound impact on project management processes. Through supporting adaptability in their process frameworks, agile methodologies deviated from conventional project management approaches. This novel attitude has resulted in the emergence of an agile framework for project management. The Agile Project Management Framework (APMF) consists of fine-grained project management practices applied in agile methodologies, and is fast emerging as an alternative to the conventional project management framework. However, there are deficiencies in both frameworks that prevent developers from enhancing... 

    Project cost dynamics for development policy-making

    , Article Journal of the Operational Research Society ; Volume 51, Issue 3 , 2000 , Pages 301-310 ; 01605682 (ISSN) Mashayekhi, A. N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Cost and time overruns have been a common characteristic of development projects in many countries. This paper presents a theory of cost and time overruns based on project cost structure. The cost of a development project consists of base cost and progress cost. Base cost keeps a project ready for physical progress. Progress cost creates real physical progress on the project. This cost structure has an important inherent dynamic characteristic with implications for the efficiency and effectiveness of project management. An imbalance between annual budget and ongoing projects results in an increasing inefficiency and ineffectiveness unrelated to the quality of management of individual... 

    Factors influencing construction productivity

    , Article 10th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC 2010, Bangkok, 3 August 2006 through 5 August 2006 ; Volume 5 , 2006 , Pages 269-274 ; 9748257207 (ISBN); 9789748257204 (ISBN) Khoramshahi, F ; Dehghan, R ; Mortaheb, M. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    School of Engineering and Technology  2006
    In today competitive world, productivity or lack of it is a major challenge facing the construction industry. The term "productivity" is defined as the amount of output per unit of input. In order to boost productivity in the construction industry, influencing factors should be recognized and improved. Researchers have identified a myriad of factors affecting construction productivity that can be broadly classified as "external" and "internal" factors. In this paper it has been tried to identify and categorize different factors influencing construction productivity. As a result the intended audience is practitioners in the construction industry and project managers who are eager to improve... 

    Implementation and Evaluation of P3M3 and Wysocki Maturity Models in the South Pars Projects and Presenting Improvement Projects

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Rouhi, Amir Hossein (Author) ; Shadrokh, Shahram (Supervisor)
    This thesis represents results of research about portfolio, program and project management maturity level in South Pars Projects’ contractor organizations. The purpose is to develop an understanding of management maturity regarding these three levels and especially project management in these organizations. Since oil and gas projects have major role in our economy, doing such appraisals cause cost deduction and increasing productivity in these organizations. In this research, contractor organizations and samples from South Pars Projects have been chosen, and then based on P3M3 and Wysocki Maturity Models, which is based on PMBOK standard, and by using their questionnaires appraisal has been... 

    Optimization of Project Management System in Organization Using Simulation Technique

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sadeghi Yakhdani, Raja-Addin (Author) ; Shadrokh, Shahram (Supervisor) ; Akhavan Niaki, Taghi (Co-Advisor)
    There are many exact and comprehensive project management standards that have been presented till now. On the basis of those standards numerous corporations and organizations have collected various methodologies in order to ensure the accuracy of their project management processes. Apart from utilization of a predefined methodology or collecting of a customized one in the organization, there is an important question: in each project what is the suitable project management system (PMS). In this thesis a tool with the help of simulation technique is developed to support the improvement of the organization’s PMS. The processes of a methodology which is on the basis of PMBOK standard are... 

    Lesson learned knowledge in project management

    , Article Science and Information Conference, SAI 2015, 28 July 2015 through 30 July 2015 ; July , 2015 , Pages 949-953 ; 9781479985470 (ISBN) Sepehri, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2015
    Every project is temporary and unique in nature. However, knowledge and lessons learned in projects may be used in other projects to improve the project management services. A learned lesson comes from past and current projects, captured through well-defined organizational processes. It aims to capture an essence of an experience which may be utilized to modify the project processes, or the situations for which that lesson applies. Although lessons learned is used in many industries and is an essential part of Project Management Body of Knowledge, no effective process has been defined to capture, validate, and reuse projects' lessons learned. A three stage system was developed and used to... 

    Exploring worker's absence pattern in the construction industry in Iran

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 28, Issue 2 , 2021 , Pages 586-597 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Alvanchi, A ; Hashemi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sharif University of Technology  2021
    Workers' absence considerably a ects the performance of labor-intensive construction projects. Identifying such absence patterns assists construction project managers in preparing proper project organization, reducing the absence rate, and improving the project performance. Despite its critical role, no study has investigated the absence pattern in the construction industry in Iran. This study addresses this gap by identifying the worker's absence pattern and providing recommendations to reduce the absence rate. First, a comprehensive literature review is conducted on the impacts of in uential factors in the worker's absence. Then, a questionnaire-based survey is designed and distributed... 

    A Novel Knowledge Management Framework based on PMBOK Standard to Achieve Efficiency in Project Risk Management

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Amrollahi Biuky, Amir (Author) ; Fatahi Valilai, Omid (Supervisor)
    Nowadays risk is one the major concepts of personal and social work aspect. For researchers have been working to propose solutions for risk management in different level of projects. Project risk management has been known to be one of the major research areas conjugated with knowledge management solutions. However no proper solution for fulfilling a proper structure of risk management has been found. The main aim of this thesis is to find a well defined structure to enable the risk management concepts in project management. But the definition of such system is known to be so complicated due to vast area of related requirements which can be found for risk management. Moreover this solution... 

    Study & Analysis of Delays Causes of Gas Projects in Tehran Gas Company & presenting Optimized Solutions by Applying Project Management Principles

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghiasi, Elahe (Author) ; Mostafavi, Mostafa (Supervisor)
    To deliver gas in time to different consumers like as industrial, commercial and domestic users is one of the most important parts in gas industry. So it is very important to utilize these projects in the specified time. There are huge harms for client, contractors and consumers when there is a delay in project utilization. To identify effective parameters on delays to remove them in future is an essential factor. In this research, all delay causes for TPGC (Tehran Province Gas Company) projects are analyzed and some solutions to remove these delays are presented. 10 hypotheses in relation of gas delivery have been assumed as delay causes. Then some questions have been discussed in relation... 

    Changes and their main causes and effects in Iranian projects

    , Article International Conference on Management and Service Science, MASS 2011, 12 August 2011 through 14 August 2011 ; Aug , 2011 , Page(s): 1 - 6 ; 9781424465811 (ISBN) Almasi, G ; Moradianmina, R ; Zavari, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Change occurrence during project's life cycle and its impact on project's success is common concern of all parties in projects. Hence, predicting and managing them to mitigate their negative outcomes is critical. This study offers categorization of changes types, causes and effects arise in Iranian projects and investigates the most prevalent ones through conducting a survey. Findings demonstrate that schedule, information and time are the most frequent type, cause and impact of changes, respectively  

    Problems and challenges for implementation of safety and HSE management rules in aged Iranian refineries and petrochemical complexes

    , Article CHISA 2006 - 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, 27 August 2006 through 31 August 2006 ; 2006 ; 8086059456 (ISBN); 9788086059457 (ISBN) Abdolhamidzadeh, B ; Hashemi, V ; Rashtchian, D ; Sharif University of Technology
    Nowadays "as everywhere in the world", so much attention is drawn to performing safety and HSE management rules in Iran. Considering the long life of oil and it's relevant industries in Iran (since 1908, first oil well in Middle East, Masjid Soleyman), many units with more than 50 years old are still in operation. This situation posed special problems in performing safety and HSE regulations that some of them are communal among these units. This paper reveals the result of industrial projects, collecting numerous technical checklists in such units and author's experiences in recent years in Iran, which is aimed to announce some of these major problems and also present solutions for them  

    Analysis of time delays in projects - application to Iran and emerging countries

    , Article 2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2006, Singapore, 21 June 2006 through 23 June 2006 ; Volume 2 , 2006 , Pages 681-684 ; 1424401488 (ISBN); 9781424401482 (ISBN) Sepehri, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Numerous projects are underway in emerging countries, such as Iran, where technology transfer and economic expansion are the primary national objectives. However, majority of these projects either fall, according to world class standards, or faced with significant time delays. An Initial analysis of selected projects reveals that over 60% of causes belong to organization factors, while environment and personal causes are less than 40%. The overwhelming evidence points of lack of proper project management and education within organization factors. Some prescriptive interventions are proposed to counter organization deficiencies and overcome consistent time delays. A planning stage using... 

    A Methology for Implementing ITIL V3 based on PMBOK

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Haji Hosseini, Hamid Reza (Author) ; Shadrokh, Shahram (Supervisor)
    PMBOK is a standard that is the subset of Project Management Knowledge and includes all areas. ITIL is a framework that allows IT organizations using best practices in IT Service Management. Both of them includes some process that during implementation and execution should act based on them. The goal of developing a methodology for implementing ITIL V3 based on PMBOK is executing a comparison mapping for connecting these two difference fields. IT managers know about ITIL implementation, but most of project managers are not familiar about it. If we guess that implementing ITIL V3 is a project, a project manager can do it based on PMBOK. With mapping these two fields, project managers are able... 

    The Challenges in Iran for Successful Implementation of Directorial Patterns; Focus on PMBOK and PRINCE2

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Asrari, Sina (Author) ; Rahimzadeh Rofouei, Fayyaz (Supervisor)
    Project Management has clearly designed to achieve a successful outcome of the projects. However, without a proper practicing, it might convey a different result. Companies are increasingly using organizational project management in their work to achieve company goals. The purpose of this study is to identify the challenges in Iran for successful implementation of directorial patterns based on the PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environment-2nd Version). This paper presents the results of a study aiming at investigating the impacts of implementing project management processes of PMBOK and PRINCE2 and themes within Iranian construction... 

    Identifying and Prioritizing Green Project Management Activities from a Lean-Agile-Resilience Perspective (Case Study: Construction Industry)

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mousavi, Emad (Author) ; Haji, Alireza (Supervisor) ; Fatahi, Omid (Co-Supervisor)
    Green project management involves a set of management actions to identify and evaluate the effect of activities on the environment along with controlling and improving performance.Accordingly, the concepts of lean, agility, and resilience have a special place as driving forces since they can play an important role in improving the environment. Thus, this study aimed to identify and prioritize the activities related to green project management considering the concepts of lean, agility, and resilience. The present study identified the dimensions of lean, agility, and resilience for the first time in green project management.Then, this study evaluated the prioritization of activities in terms... 

    Investigating the Effect of Knowledge Sharing Factors in Determining the Size of Agile Teams

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Vahid Chirani, Hanieh (Author) ; Habibi, Moslem (Supervisor)
    Today, knowledge is the most important resource in software development. The success of software development relies on the exchange of knowledge between software developers working in different agile teams. The purpose of this research is to determine the size of agile teams according to knowledge sharing factors. Knowledge sharing factors between work teams have been extracted by searching articles; Then, all these factors, which are classified into five main categories: individual, organizational, technological, cultural, and geographical, were investigated and separated according to the working conditions in Iran, and finally, the important factors were identified by the evaluation of... 

    CEFAM: Comprehensive evaluation framework for agile methodologies

    , Article 32nd Annual IEEE Software Engineering Workshop, SEW-32 2008, 15 October 2008 through 16 October 2008, Kassandra ; 2009 , Pages 195-204 ; 9780769536170 (ISBN) Taromirad, M ; Ramsin, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Agile Software Development is regarded as an effective and efficient approach, mainly due to its ability to accommodate rapidly changing requirements, and to cope with modern software development challenges. There is therefore a strong tendency to use agile software development methodologies where applicable; however, the sheer number of existing agile methodologies and their variants hinders the selection of an appropriate agile methodology or method chunk. Methodology evaluation tools address this problem through providing detailed evaluations, yet no comprehensive evaluation framework is available for agile methodologies. We introduce the Comprehensive Evaluation Framework for Agile... 

    In-depth investigation of project planning and control software package application in the construction industry of iran

    , Article International Journal of Engineering, Transactions A: Basics ; Volume 33, Issue 10 , 2020 , Pages 1817-1825 Alvanchi, A ; Shiri, N ; Alikhani, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Materials and Energy Research Center  2020
    Inefficient project planning and control have been identified as the main contributor to the reduced performance of the construction industry in Iran. Meanwhile, improper use of planning and control software packages (PPCSPs) in these projects can be a key factor in this reduced performance. This study investigates different aspects of the PPCSP applications to draw the role of PPCSPs in the planning and control processes of construction projects in the country using a survey-based method. It is found that only 32.5% of the construction companies in Iran highly or very highly use PPCSPs. The low level of skill and the lack of management support are two main contributing factors to this... 

    Project Management Performance Measurement

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Salary, Mohsen (Author) ; Modares, Abdolhamid (Supervisor)
    Increasing of competency, urged organizations to perform their maximum endeavor for establishing effective communication with customers. Customers' demand for optional production along with minimum cost and time, has become a principle for many organizations. Organizations' general tendency for using project management methods in their businesses is increasing day by day and this matter necessitates research in various aspects of project management processes. Furthermore; outsourcing of activities and tendency to adopt contract methods, has persuaded organizations to use project management. For project-focused organizations, identification of daily changes in business theme and customer...