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Informative Article | Renewable Energy | United States of America | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
Managing Project During Uncertainty - A Case Study of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Abstract: This study investigated the challenges encountered by project managers and other stakeholders during COVID-19 and the strategies to achieve sustainable project delivery during this period of uncertainty. A qualitative research method was used. Data was collected from 50 stakeholders in the construction industry in the US. The data was collected through interview. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data from the interviews. Findings from the study showed that Project managers and stakeholders in the US are encountering operational and financial challenges due to COVID-19. The study showed that construction projects are affected by health and safety issues, increase in the price of materials, shortage of labor and material supply, reduced profit, delays in project, etc. Also, the study indicates that, in order to tackle COVID-19 challenges, Project managers and stakeholders are adopting managerial, governmental and stakeholder?s strategies. At management level, the focus is on improving the health and safety of construction workers as a result of COVID-19. The study further echoes the need for government and clients to provide loan, funding, and incentives to assist Project managers and other stakeholders in supporting staff payment and exceeding cost towards project completion. Significant ways to achieve this is by introducing incentives programs, overtime, and grants. Based on these findings, the study thematically drew the conclusion that COVID-19 have caused operational and financial challenges; therefore, it is recommended employing managerial governmental and stakeholders? strategies to achieve effective project delivery during period of uncertainty in the US.
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Challenges and strategies, Project delivery, Thematic analysis
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 548 - 559