Benchmarking project management practices of Caribbean organizations using analytic hierarchy process

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Effective management of projects is becoming increasingly important for any type of organization to remain competitive in today’s dynamic business environment due to pressure of globalization. The use of benchmarking is widening as a technique for supporting project management. Benchmarking can be described as the search for the best practices, leading to the superior performance of an organization. However, effectiveness of benchmarking depends on the use of tools for collecting and analyzing information and deriving subsequent improvement projects. This study demonstrates how analytic hierarchy process (AHP), a multiple attribute decision-making technique, can be used for benchmarking project management practices. The entire methodology has been applied to benchmark project management practice of Caribbean public sector organizations with organizations in the Indian petroleum sector, organizations in the infrastructure sector of Thailand and the UK. This study demonstrates the effectiveness of a proposed benchmarking model using AHP, determines problems and issues of Caribbean project management in the public sector and suggests improvement measures for effective project management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-356
Number of pages31
JournalBenchmarking
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Analytic hierarchy process
Management practices
Project management
Benchmarking
Best practice
Globalization
Methodology
Public sector
Benchmark
Multiple attribute decision making
Public sector organizations
Thailand
Business environment
Petroleum

Keywords

  • analytical hierarchy process
  • benchmarking
  • project management

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