Project Management Information System ( Saunders, Thornhill And Lewis

3772 WordsJun 26, 201516 Pages
2.1 Introduction This study is conducted to construct a theoretical framework that will be according to hypotheses generated in study from objectives of study, and initial literature reviewed, a part of which was used to justify the study as having value in the Introduction (Saunders, Thornhill and Lewis, 2009, p. 111). The findings of this research can, hence be contrasted and compared with those of already published studies on this subject (Hart, 2010, pp. 12-14). The outline of the literature review is divided into five main sections: The project management and project management life cycle definitions, success of project and critical factors involved in study, project management information system (PMIS) theories and IS success…show more content…
In addition, the amount of knowledge has substantially increased, projects are more often handled internally than it the past, managing them has become multi-disciplinary responsibility requiring a wide range skills, especially as the projects become more complex and high value/resource intense, and a source of competitive advantage if firms develop competence in their management (Meredith and Mantel. 2012, pp.1-3). The types of project to be managed are classified into four groups by Locke (2013, p.6) with construction projects specified as type 1 owing to their unique characteristics, which include physical work tasks conducted outside, subject to weather and other external forces, for instance public perception/comment and being located at a distance from the Head Office of the contracted firm. Other major features are the high health and safety risks owing mining operations, for instance, and the huge financial investment so that very rigorous management of cost, quality and progress are necessary for achievement of objectives. Project management processes contains the fundamental purposes to deliver projects within cost estimates, to defined specifications and to time limits, but the majority
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