Why projects executed within Denel UAVS do not meet the objectives as set out in the beginning of the project.
This research project focuses on understanding the reasons why projects executed within Denel UAVS do not meet the objectives as set out in beginning of the project and inevitably, the project fails. The aim of the study is to meet the following objectives: 1) To evaluate the effect the current project management process practiced within Denel UAVS has on project success. 2) To evaluate the effect of size and complexity of projects executed within Denel UAVS has on project success. 3) To establish the most important interpersonal skills required by project managers, within Denel UA VS for project success. 4) To evaluate the influence the current organisational structure within Denel UAVS has on project success. The research method for this research project consists of two phases: namely phase one - Literature Review and phase two - Empirical study. The Literature review was conducted to evaluate the common reasons for project failure and to gain a better understanding of defining project success. A survey questionnaire was distributed to employees of Denel UAVS to obtain quantitative data as part of the Empirical study. The research provides information on results obtained and specific analysis of data collected from employees within Denel UAVS. The research also provides information on the reasons for project failure within Denel UAVS. The researcher makes recommendations to the management of Denel UAVS based on the results obtained from this study.