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Project management standardization and its impacts on project effectiveness

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2 Author(s)
L. Inman ; Eng. Manage. Program, Portland State Univ., OR ; D. Milosevic

Summary form only given as follows. Despite a decade or more of work on standardized project management, SPM, we barely know the results of such essentially costly efforts. Presumably, SPM should lead to higher operational effectiveness expressed in terms of more successful fulfillment of project cost, schedule, customer satisfaction, and quality goals. But does SPM lead to higher operational effectiveness? That is exactly the question that senior managers accustomed to the return on investment parlance ask. That is also a question that this research study addresses. On the basis of the survey of 235 project participants, this study provides evidence that standardized project management is a strategy that enhances projects' effectiveness

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Management of Engineering and Technology, 1999. Technology and Innovation Management. PICMET '99. Portland International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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