Analyzing the Factors Influencing Delay of Projects in Zone 3 of Iranian Gas Transmission Company

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof. Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

2 MSc. EMBA. Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran


Organizations particularly in project structure pay special
attention to the efficient management and make a lot of efforts to achieve
this goal by reducing delay in projects. Gas transmission zones are among
those kinds of organizations whose main activities are considered to be in
project structure. Thus the significance of project management and the
pathology of delay that imposes exorbitant costs on organization will be
more noticeable. In the present essay, project pathology and leading
causes of delay in the projects of zone 3 of Iranian Gas Transmission
Company have been investigated. In a similar vein, some managers and
experts have been interviewed and a questionnaire has been used to prove
theories from T test and to rank the major causes of delay in projects from
Friedman test. Based on finding from this essay, the most effective cause
of project delay from the respondents’ point of view is the contractor's
failure to perform his obligations and the least effective cause tends to be
the external issues. The findings stemming from this essay can be utilized
for the purpose of project pathology in all the gas transmission zones and
similar organizations.