Project success: Looking beyond the project management toolkit

Lynn Crawford

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Abstract

Identification of factors that contribute to the success of projects has been a continuing interest of practitioners and a recurring theme in project management research and literature. The aim of this research is to extend the search for factors critical to success of projects, beyond the traditional project management toolkit to consider change implementation practices. Results from 160 respondents from both engineering and finance sector organizations indicate that project management, change implementation and benefits realization practices are positively correlated with perceived likelihood of project success. However, a key finding of this research is that the practices found to be most critical to project success are communicating change, ensuring business integration, engaging stakeholders and making informed decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference, Melbourne
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherEventCorp Pty Ltd
Pages19-33
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventProceedings of the 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Aug 201216 Aug 2012
Conference number: 9

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period15/08/1216/08/12

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Project success
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Crawford, L. (2012). Project success: Looking beyond the project management toolkit. In Proceedings of the 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference, Melbourne (pp. 19-33). Brisbane: EventCorp Pty Ltd.
Crawford, Lynn. / Project success : Looking beyond the project management toolkit. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference, Melbourne. Brisbane : EventCorp Pty Ltd, 2012. pp. 19-33
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