Project Success Requires Context-Aware Governance

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract Despite growing project management maturity, the failure rate of IT-related projects remains high. We investigated four large IT-related projects within the Swiss Federal Administration that were well-managed but still failed. We found that these projects failed because of poor project governance, in particular inadequate handling of project context by the project sponsor and steering committee. We identify five contextual factors that steering committees should focus on and provide recommendations for strengthening context-aware project governance, illustrated by their implementation in the Swiss Federal Administration.
Authors Kiselev, Caroline; Winter, Robert & Rohner, Peter
Research Team IWI1, BIE
Journal or Publication Title MIS Quarterly Executive
Language English
Subjects information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date August 2020
Publisher Kelley School of Business
Volume 19
Number 3
Page Range 199-211
ISSN 1540-1960
Publisher DOI
Official URL
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Robert Winter
Date Deposited 06 Sep 2020 12:36
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:43


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Kiselev, Caroline; Winter, Robert & Rohner, Peter (2020) Project Success Requires Context-Aware Governance. MIS Quarterly Executive, 19 (3). 199-211. ISSN 1540-1960

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