According to new statistics, information technology (IT) projects are beginning to deliver better performance, despite their increasing complexity, both organizationally and technologically.
PMP researchers surveyed 57 projects managers from four countries to find out what they are doing that might explain this increased performance.
They found that project managers of high-performance IT projects are gaining improved project performance by building innovative and adaptive teams that understand how to focus on business objects and deliver business value under stress. The researchers also found innovations in three project management categories: goal definition, project set-up and project execution. They described several innovative practices in each category.
While the researchers found the innovative techniques to be counter-intuitive to traditional project-management approaches, they say these approaches are making a difference to project-performance outcomes, and may impact future research and guidelines for the IT project-management community.