Holistic consideration of the intrinsic factors to Project Management success

Peach, R A (2009) Holistic consideration of the intrinsic factors to Project Management success. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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In this paper I consider, with particular reference to the Electronic Data Systems (EDS) organisation, the necessary intrinsic factors required to achieve Information Technology project success.

After highlighting a definition of project success and stating why it is important, I look to answer the question - how is project success achieved? Is this simply by meeting time, cost and quality constraints, as some purport or, more likely, does it require other factors, such as:

• Differing styles and skills of Project Management

• Choosing the right Project Manager for the right project

• The use of a Project Management Methodology

• An awareness of organisational strategy

• Having a joined-up approach – by linking projects together

• Stakeholder management

• Project ownership

• Levels and types of training

• Communications

• Mentoring and experience

• Lessons learnt

• A culture of trust

• A level of Project Management control.

These factors, which inspire project success, are considered using both the current theory and dedicated fieldwork.

Finally, I conclude with a summary of the thesis and highlight where future research could be conducted into this interesting topic.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 07:23
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 19:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/22610

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