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Project Control Factors at Front End: Indian Perspective

1Associate Professor, CEPT University, India

2Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 2, 77-82
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-2-2-4
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

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Devanshu Pandit, S.M. Yadav. Project Control Factors at Front End: Indian Perspective. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2014; 2(2):77-82. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-2-2-4.

Correspondence to: Devanshu  Pandit, Associate Professor, CEPT University, India. Email:


The role of project control is to create a system, procedures and tools to monitor and control project delivery. The performance measurement is carried out on continuous basis and action is taken to ensure that project performance objectives are achieved. Although considerable amount of planning and organizing is required at front end, actual monitoring takes place during implementation. Poor definition of control parameters in the front end leads to poor project control brief to the other project participants namely client, consultants and contractors It is required that project control planning should start from beginning to improve the project management efficiency. The research identifies the important project control factors in the project development stage. Two brainstorming sessions resulted in identification of 18 factors that are classified into five project control areas. Analytical hierarchy process as a group decision making tool was used to make a pair-wise comparison to assign weightage to each project control group and factor. The study of weight indicates that quality (32.71%) and safety (23.64%) controls are preferred over schedule (14.74%) and cost (12.48%). Weightage derived is used to create Project Control Index (PCI). Value of PCI helps to understand the level of project controls established in the project during project development on ongoing basis. Weights and PCI guides project manager in setting and achieving project objectives.