Title: The impact of management method on IT projects success

Authors: Sigal Kordova; Moti Zwilling; Omer Rozen

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ariel University, Kiryat Hamada Ariel 40700, Israel ' Department of Economics and Business Management, Ariel University, Kiryat Hamada Ariel 40700, Israel ' Faculty of Management of Technology, Holon Institute of Technology, 52 Golomb Street, POB 305 Holon 5810201, Israel

Abstract: The current study examined the relationship between the extent to which project management is carried out according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and project success in 70 IT projects. The study presented prediction tools that assisted in predicting project success. The results exhibit a positive, strong, and significant relationship between managing projects based on the PMBOK and project success. In addition, a significant difference in the success score measure was found between projects managed using the Waterfall and Scrum methods. The current study's implications may be useful for technological organisations that utilise the PMBOK for their project management needs. The study presents insights that may benefit project managers dealing with IT defence projects, by helping them find optimal management methods that will lead to successfully meeting the complex targets of these types of projects.

Keywords: project management; critical success factors; linear methodology; iterative methodology; agile methodology; Waterfall model; innovativeness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2021.111830

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2021 Vol.29 No.1, pp.18 - 44

Received: 26 Sep 2019
Accepted: 10 Oct 2019

Published online: 16 Dec 2020 *

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