—The Ministry of Higher Education invests a
significant sum of amounts in projects of the higher learning
institutions but the success rate is still limited. Majority project
continues to fail in achieving their objectives even with a good
resource of project management and ultimately get scrapped.
The main goal of this study is identification of project failure
factors by an examination of higher learning institutional
projects. The data were collected from projects of higher
learning institutions of Saudi Arabia by conducting interview
and distribution of structured questionnaire among project
managers. The result showed that procedure for processing of
project approval and release of funds has an unfavorable
impact on the development project such as poor control,
delayed project implementation, and checking system etc. In
the same way, when projects are designed to poorly be short of
the major characteristics of planning such as objectivity,
feasibility, appraisal and detail cost forecasting. Therefore the
project deficient a quality management system and bring about
the main reasons for project failure. The solution requires a
method to evaluate and identify the various significant factors
that causes project failure and their mutual association. The
validation of the conceptual solution has led to the conclusion
that a systematic and holistic approach would improve the
overall success rates of project and a project manager would be
notified of problems during all phases of project life cycle.
—Project management, project failure factors,
higher learning institutions, risk factors, project planning.
Abdulhameed Rakan Alenezi, Muhammad Salim Javed Gandapur,
Arshad Javed, and Moussa Demba are with the Faculty of Computer
Sciences and Information, Aljouf University Saudi Arabia (Corresponding
author e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Significant Failure Factor of Higher Learning Institution Projects, "Abdulhameed Rakan Alenezi, Muhammad Salim Javed Gandapur, Arshad Javed, and Moussa Demba," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 248-252, 2015.