The impact of management method on IT projects success

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-44
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Learning
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • Agile methodology
  • Critical success factors
  • Innovativeness
  • Iterative methodology
  • Linear methodology
  • Project management
  • Waterfall model


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