Managing Project Teams

The article was written after an empirical study from local NGOs in Mogadishu, Somalia. The study sought to identify the relationship between project management in achieving project success. The researchers developed three objectives to guide them throughout the research process; three independent variables and one dependent variable. The first independent variable is to investigate how the feasibility study influences project management. The second one is to determine the effects of planning activities in project success, and the last one is to examine the impact of human resource management on project success. The dependent variable, in this case, is project success (Dahie et al., 2017, p.1)

The study was conducted within organizations located in Mogadishu in Somalia. It included collecting both primary and secondary data. For the preliminary data, the study employed a survey method in which the researchers collected a sample of 100 employees from different local NGOs in Mogadishu. They then issued them with questionnaires where the three independent variables had been broken down into specific questions. In terms of demographics, 70% were male, while 30% were female. After conducting the survey, the researchers formulated three hypotheses. One of them is a positive relationship between feasibility study and project success in local NGOs in Mogadishu.  The next assumptions are that planning activities, tasks, budgets, and schedules positively influence project success. The third one is managing human resources impact project success positively.

Collection of secondary data involved reviewing previous peer-reviewed research projects related to project management and project success. The first one was conducted to help the project management team integrate stakeholders’ perspectives when planning a project to highlight a few reviewed projects. It was done through qualitative and quantitative research methods, where 60 questionnaires were given to respondents in a construction project in Perak. The study concluded that stakeholders’ perspectives influence a project’s success in two ways; training and learning. Another reviewed study was conducted to investigate issues that lead to project success and failure. It concluded that the top three factors lead to project success involving the user, strategic planning, good leadership, and members using their technical skills effectively. Generally, the researchers reviewed many studies, and all of them concluded a positive correlation between the three independent variables and project success.

The NGOs’ organization structure in Mogadishu is characterized by the need to have a feasibility study before executing a project, planning activities such as schedule and budget, and employing human resource management duties. According to the study, all three objectives are vital in shaping the project manager and project team’s roles during a project. The study has an implication to other organizations that aspires to carry out their tasks successfully. It will enable them to employ the three variables to succeed because project success equals to organization’s success.

Even though the authors effectively outlined the decisions for a successful project, they did not address the challenges that the NGO’s in Mogadishu encounter while undertaking the objectives. While the goals lead to successful project completion, the organizations face complications during the process. The authors, therefore, could expand on the results by examining the challenges. The information in this article is useful in my profession and life. It can help me manage projects by integrating feasibility study, schedule, budget, human resource knowledge, and other valuable factors.



Dahie, A., Osman, A., Student, G., & Omar, A. (2017, September 1). The role of project management in achieving project success: Empirical study from local NGOs in Mogadishu-Somalia. ResearchGate.