Impact of Project Management Information Systems on Project Success

Kombe, Christopher (2015) Impact of Project Management Information Systems on Project Success. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at assessing the impact of project management information system on project success. The research study was done at WVT which has established its projects in several parts of Tanzania, that’s at the Indian coast, central part, northern, lake zone and at the western part which covers almost 10 regions. More specifically the researcher aimed at finding the quality of the software, quality of PMIS information output and the use of PMIS (Utilization) in resulting to project success. The researcher purposely sampled all 62 WVT projects national wide, whereby 92 staff with distribution of 30 DME officers and 62 project managers were given questionnaires; other forms of data collection like direct observation and face to face interview were also used. The responses of the participants were analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). It was found that the system that has been used for managing projects-PMIS was of good quality and the information generated by the PMIS was of good quality too, PMIS users (PMs & DMEO) have well been trained on the use of the PMIS and are very confident on the use of the system that’s finally PMIS has been of great success factor towards project success. The study further revealed that PMIS has been a tool which has enhanced positively on the success of projects. This study recommends that organization should adopt the use of PMIS in the management of their projects. PMIS guarantees better management of project because it generates quality information needed for the management of the project; This study also recommends that the environment for smooth running of the system should highly be prioritized.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1534

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