Factors Affecting Successful Project Management of Technology-Intense Projects
2010 (English)In: PICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, New York: IEEE , 2010, 1538-1543 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Today, engineering and other technology intense businesses are increasingly carried out in project form. This allows better use of scarce resources, a simplified decision-making process as well as specific organization forms being tailored to the task at hand. However, despite these advantages, complex industrial projects often fail in the sense that budgets, time-frames and customer requirements are not met. Organizations also spend lots of money on introducing project models and certifying their project managers. Are these actions really efficient, i.e. do they lead to improved management of projects? The aim of this article is to describe the impact of (i) use of project model, (ii) project manager certification, and (iii) size of organization on ( a) employment of risk analysis, (b) existence of project sponsor, ( c) existence of steering committee, and (d) existence of project manager task description, respectively. This paper presents correlations derived from N=59 semi-structured interviews with project managers of technology centered projects from several countries. Two statistically significant relations were found through a correlation analysis: between the use of a project models and the existence of steering committee and between the use of a project model and the existence of a project manager task description.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE , 2010. 1538-1543 p.
Correlation analysis, Customer requirements, Decision making process, Industrial projects, Management of technology, Project managers, Project model, Project sponsors, Scarce resources, Semi structured interviews, Steering committee, Task description
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32130ISI: 000287527800159ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78549264466ISBN: 978-1-890843-22-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-32130DiVA: diva2:409317
Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10; Phuket; Thailand; 18 July 2010 through 22 July 2010
QC 201104072011-04-072011-04-072014-08-27Bibliographically approved