Pre-project partnering impact on an information system project, project team and project manager
Abbreviated Journal Title
Eur. J. Inform. Syst.
STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING; DEVILS ADVOCACY; CONFLICT; PERFORMANCE; ORGANIZATIONS; CONSENSUS; PERCEPTIONS; Computer Science, Information Systems; Information Science & Library; Science
Information system (IS) managers have long recognised the need to use project management approaches in the design and delivery of their system development projects. The result has been the widespread use of project teams headed by a project leader or manager. However, given the fact that there has been a low success rate for IS projects, there is a growing need to seek out new methods and controls for projects. One approach involves the practice of altering the project environment prior to the commencement of project tasks. To determine whether such pre-project activities may be effective, a model is proposed and tested relating the activities to the performance of the project manager and characteristics of an effective project team. Data from a sample of 186 project team members indicate that the pre-project activities lead to more effective teams and managers and eventually to project success. Thus, it is important that organisations begin work on projects at an earlier stage.
European Journal of Information Systems
"Pre-project partnering impact on an information system project, project team and project manager" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3272.