Variations in Critical Success Factors Over the Stages in the Project Life Cycle

Jeffrey Pinto, John E. Prescott

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Abstract

Afield study was conducted to investigate changes in the importance of project critical success factors across four stages in the project life cycle. A total of 408 project managers or project team members cur-rently involved in a project responded to the questionnaire. Ridge regression analysis was performed on the initially derived ten critical success factors, reducing the final number of critical success factors to eight. A stepwise regression was then done on the critical success factors at each of the four stages in the project life cycle. Results indi-cated that the relative importance of several of the criticalfactors change significantly based on life cycle stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Management
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Critical success factors
Project life cycle
Project teams
Life cycle
Ridge regression
Relative importance
Regression analysis
Stepwise regression
Questionnaire
Project manager

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

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