Alternative Solutions for Construction Project Failure

and to Improve Project Execution Plan in India using MADMA



By Ankith Sathya Prakash Karkera

SKEMA Business School

Bangalore, India




The construction projects are increasing rapidly in every developing nation all over India. Executing the project phase is likely to be shown more like a work breakdown. It is a procedure that defines in what way, at what time, and by whom a correct Agenda or a set of tasks to be finished. “The purpose of managing the project execution plan is all about managing all the characters within the project plan as all the job should be done to build the definite project run towards success”[1]. In this paper, we have used the Multi-Attribute Decision Making analysis and with that the additive weighting technique to determine the alternative solution from the better solution to the least solutions that should be integrated into the project execution phase. Based on this analysis, the project manager should know more about the data assessing of the respective project with the strategic communication within senior managers, also to consider with an organizational culture and teamwork also by peer review during executing the project. Since the improvement of the project execution plan will be the best control document for completing the projects on time with client satisfaction.

Keywords: Causes, Project Failure, Inadequate planning, Insufficient training, Project execution, Lack of resources, Scheduling risks.


India is the developing country over a distant future due to the lack of the most advantageous framework. “So, in order to come up with a same advantageous framework from the developed nations we should use the same standards that are being used by the developed nations”[2].

Refinery projects are long time projects and most the times it involves complicated engineering. For project management, such complicated output requires in adapting the top management techniques to ensure the outputs on time. “This project involves the complicated engineering and the project management environment, so this projects usually undergoes project delay with respect to time and cost”[3]. “In refinery projects, Engineering-Procurement- Construction contractors, material suppliers, and maintenance are major stakeholders, in this particular environment hazard management the choice can be done with inspecting and evaluating the risk that occurs in every phase of the project execution”[4].

According to Max Wideman, the project structure is all about comprising a project and their relations. The project success/ failure criteria are judged on the benchmark upon comparative achievement or breakdown of the project. “There are 3 basic set of criteria they are first, the funding business, proprietor or customer satisfaction, secondly, the old-style project management is unique of on phase, in economical or to the requirement and thirdly the project success”[5]. The project implementation plan will be the development of a professional event and also the estimated concise. This strategy will clique out an estimated plan towards supervision of the plan, illustrate all the strategies, stages and also the schedules those are going to be accepted. “The situation also defines the action in the connection between the materials outside the scope of major contract (the client’s whole project may consist of several contracts for supply of materials and maintenance both from outside the organization and also inside the customer’s association the situation that are processed and safeguarding agreements and by resources etc.) This will be done by the Project manager”[6]. “The development in the plan must judge in contradiction of project performance plan till the completion of the project and this plan must be altered and refined as required”[7]. The project performance plan will be the part of the wheel of life in a plan while a maximum of the work has done to produce the best outcome also the maximum time the project economical stage will be exhausted.


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Editor’s note: Student papers are authored by graduate or undergraduate students based on coursework at accredited universities or training programs.  This paper was prepared as a deliverable for the course “International Contract Management” facilitated by Dr Paul D. Giammalvo of PT Mitratata Citragraha, Jakarta, Indonesia as an Adjunct Professor under contract to SKEMA Business School for the program Master of Science in Project and Programme Management and Business Development.  http://www.skema.edu/programmes/masters-of-science. For more information on this global program (Lille and Paris in France; Belo Horizonte in Brazil), contact Dr Paul Gardiner, Global Programme Director paul.gardiner@skema.edu.

How to cite this paper: Karkera, A.S.P.  (2019). Alternative Solutions for Construction Project Failure and to Improve Project Execution Plan in India using MADMA, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-Karkera-alternative-soluitons-for-construction-project-failure.pdf



About the Author

Ankith Sathya Prakash Karkera

France & Republic of India



Ankith Sathya Prakash Karkera, MSC in “Project and Programme Management and Business Development” at SKEMA Business School, Lille Campus. As a part of a key module “The International Contract Management” qualification requirement under the direct supervision of Professor. Paul D Giammalvo, PhD, CDT, CCP, MScPM, MRICS, GPM-m Senior Technical Advisor, PT Mitrata Citragraha, the course director and the professor Paul Gardiner, the program Director, this student paper has been produced with the purpose of getting it published with The PM World Journal. He graduated from the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked at SITAS as a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) practitioner in the year 2016 and also worked at Plant Tech Industrial Services Limited as a Project Coordinator from 2017 to 2018. He has a background in Project Management. He speaks fluent English, Hindi and basic French.

Ankith Sathya Prakash Karkera can be contacted at ankith.karkera@skema.edu


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