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McHugh, O,Hogan, M
2011
July
International Journal Of Project Management
Investigating the rationale for adopting an internationally-recognised project management methodology in Ireland: The view of the project manager
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IS project management Methodology Project management certification PMBoK PRINCE2
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As businesses become more dependent on technology, effective project management has been recognised as a necessity, in order to lead and deliver quality software applications on time and within budget. One possible option in software projects is the use of a project management methodology. This exploratory research examines why organisations with an existing project management methodology are transitioning to an internationally-recognised methodology, and why organisations that do not have a project management methodology are implementing an internationally-recognised methodology. Results of five case studies suggest that while an in-house project management methodology can work well within an organisation, the benefits of using an internationally-recognised methodology should be considered. These include: the assurance that the organisation is using what is considered to be best-practice; demand from external customers that a recognised methodology is used; assistance with external recruitment; and the availability of suppliers of the methodology for training and support. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. and IPMA. All rights reserved.
DOI 10.1016/j.ijproman.2010.05.001
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