A conceptual framework for information technology project management auditing

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Carl Marnewick; Prof. Les Labuschagne en_US
dc.contributor.author Muka, Jean-Paul Mbuyamba
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-06T05:40:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-06T05:40:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-06
dc.date.submitted 2011-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8112
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this age of ever-increasing competition, organisations are facing unprecedented pressure to meet the combined obligations of showing returns to shareholders, and staying ahead of the competition. To meet these obligations, organisations have become increasingly dependent on technology, as an enabler. This dependency suggests that technology projects have become strategically more important than ever for organisations; yet the success of technology projects remains questionable. Furthermore, organisations do not have simple mechanisms to allow them to quickly and accurately trace the causes of IT project management failures. One of the causes of project management failures is the inability and/or unwillingness of project managers to adhere to project management best practices adopted by their organisations. This research proposes a simple and repeatable model to help organisations determine whether they are indeed following the project management best practices which they purport to follow. The research methods consisted firstly of a wide review of relevant literature on auditing, project management, and IT governance. Secondly, empirical data was collected and analysed. Thirdly, modelling was used to develop a conceptual model for auditing IT project management. The empirical study is based on a semi-structured interview, involving ten project managers in charge of IT projects. The findings from this research confirm that project managers do not adhere to project management best practices which they purport to follow. Consequently, this dissertation concludes that IT project managers must adhere to best practices adopted by their organisations, regardless of how impractical or inconvenient that may seem; the proposed model for auditing IT project management helps them achieve just that. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Information technology management en_US
dc.subject Project management en_US
dc.subject Electronic data procesing - Auditing en_US
dc.subject Information audits en_US
dc.title A conceptual framework for information technology project management auditing en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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