Investigating the common problems of implementing public projects in government offices in Herat province
Author(s): Maria Kabiri
Abstract: In today's society, project management knowledge is of great importance due to the increasing expansion of various public and private sector projects. However, using traditional project planning and control solutions has left managers with numerous problems. One of the major challenges for managers in Afghanistan is the lack of resources needed for project allocation, especially the technical and expert forces. On the other hand, accelerating the implementation of projects has become unavoidable due to the increasing needs of the community and time constraints. This field-based and analytical study seeks to investigate the common problems of implementing public projects in Herat governmental offices. The results of this study show that in the past, few projects were planned and managed with project management techniques. Today although the field of project management has encompassed and accelerated most projects and the majority of projects in the provincial offices. However, majority of the projects that are designed, planned and implemented in Herat governmental offices still failed to qualitatively satisfy key stakeholders and complete the project within the designated timeframe, which in turn has resulted in liquidity shortage because of unrealistic estimates without considering the relative economic stability situation and government policies.