A study of project management knowledge and sustainable outcomes in Thailand’s reproductive health projects

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Jantanee Dumrak
Bassam Barroudi
Stephen Pullen


In Thailand, numerous reproductive health projects funded by both national and international agencies have been established in an attempt to mitigate reproductive health problems. Solving problems on reproductive health projects that only have temporary funding requires effective project management that hopefully leads to better long-term desired outcomes. This paper identifies the association between collaborative reproductive health (CRH) project management and sustainable outcomes. The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is employed to benchmark project management practices on four CRH projects in Thailand. The research methodology presented in this paper comprises of content analysis and questionnaire survey. It is evident that limited use of certain project management knowledge areas (PMKAs) affects CRH project implementation and success. The association between the use of PMKAs and sustainable outcomes on these projects is also presented. Scope, integration and quality management were found to be the most influential PMKAs for sustainable outcomes on CRH projects. Nevertheless, the projects showed a shortage of project management processes for PMKAs that were required to attain the outcomes. 

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Jantanee Dumrak, Global Project Management Program,Torrens University Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Jantanee Dumrak has Doctorate in Project Management from University of South Australia. She is working as a lecturer in Global Project Management Program at Torrens University Australia. Jantanee worked as a project coordinator for a collaborative reproductive health project funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Thailand. She is interested in project and program management of development projects.

Bassam Barroudi, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Bassam Baroudi is a senior lecturer and program director in Project Management at the School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia. He has worked on many building projects throughout Australia. His professional career culminated in the founding and directing of commercial construction company Baroudi Zoina Pty Ltd. Since 2002 Sam has devoted his time to providing for the educational and research needs of industry. His research interests focus on applying project management concepts to various industries and fields.

Stephen Pullen, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Stephen Pullen is Associate Professor of Building/Construction Management at the School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia. He has been the Program Director for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Construction and Facilities Management and is currently the Head of the Construction & Project Management discipline. Stephen is involved in a number of research initiatives including the ARC Linkage project "Re-considering Sustainable Building and Design: A Cultural Change Approach" and the CRC project "Low Carbon Living".


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