Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Project managers' perceptions of the primary factors contributing to success or failure of projects: A qualitative phenomenological study
by Hickson, Ray C., D.M., University of Phoenix, 2015, 298; 3708715
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative interpretative phenomenological study increased the understanding of project managers’ perception and lived experiences of the primary issues contributing to the success or failure of projects. This study used method triangulation to analyze the experiences of 48 project managers. The study was conducted in three phases, including a pilot study, an open-ended questionnaire, and one-on-one interviews. The project managers’ lived experiences indicated that stakeholder communication; collaboration; and consensus on governance, leadership methods, definition of requirements, and success criteria during the project initiation stage are critical to achieving higher project success rates. The major themes that emerged from this study are the definition of project success, requirements and success criteria, stakeholder consensus and engagement, transparency, and project management methodologies. Additional research is suggested to determine if there is a relationship among experience, qualifications, certification, and project success or failure and to determine implementable solutions to improve project success rates.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mallette, Leo
Commitee:
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 76/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management, Information Technology, Engineering
Keywords: Construction, Earned value, Operations, Project management
Publication Number: 3708715
ISBN: 9781321841275