Variations in Critical Success Factors Over the Stages in the Project Life Cycle

  • Pinto J
  • Prescott J
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Abstract

A field study was conducted to investigate changes in the importance of project critical success factors across four stages in the project life cycle. A total of 408 project managers or project team members currently involved in a project responded to the questionnaire. Ridge regression analysis was performed on the initially derived ten critical success factors, reducing the final number of critical success factors to eight. A stepwise regression was then done on the critical success factors at each of the four stages in the project life cycle. Results indicated that the relative importance of several of the critical factors change significantly based on life cycle stages. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Journal of Management is the property of Sage Publications, Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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  • CRITICAL success factor
  • Changes
  • FIELD study
  • Factors
  • IS
  • IT
  • Management
  • Managers
  • PROJECT managementREGRESSION analysis
  • Project
  • Project management
  • Project manager
  • Property
  • Studies
  • Success
  • Success factors
  • Users
  • change
  • critical success factors
  • project life cycle
  • project managers
  • project team

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Authors

  • Jeffrey K P Pinto

  • John E Prescott

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