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ERIC Number: ED546568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 108
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-8239-3
An Empirical Investigation of Pre-Project Partnering Activities on Project Performance in the Software Industry
Proffitt, Curtis K.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Project failure remains a challenge within the software development field especially during the early stages of the IT project development. Despite the herculean efforts by project managers and organizations to identify and offset problems, projects remain plagued with issues. If these challenges are not mitigated, to a successful degree, organizations fail to maintain or capture market share and ultimately competitive advantage. Thus, effective integration of pre-and-post project activities into IS project management processes will produce measurable organizational value leading to competitive advantage and more importantly, maximum resource allocation for organizations operating during difficult economic times. This researcher examined the relationship of pre-project partnering activities to project manager and team performance in a software development environment. This research employed closed-question questionnaire via the Internet using a non-experimental quantitative approach measuring a sample of IT professionals and their experience with ongoing or recently completed projects which contributes empirical knowledge to the software development field to confirm and validate whether the integration of pre-and-post project activities into IS project planning can increase the probability of project success in modern U.S. organizations. The results of this study support a trend that pre-project partnering activities can lead to increased performance and efficiencies within a software project environment and organizations must overcome a lack of strong organizational support in several areas critical to achieve software project success. This research also supports efforts to adopt pre-project partnering activities as a universal system to complement project management activities within the software industry. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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