Relationships between project governance and information technology governance and their impact on project performance

Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk, Vicky Ching Gu, Ray Qing Cao, James R. Burns

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Abstract

This research endeavors to address the question of how to enhance project performance through exploring the relationships among information technology (IT) governance, project governance and project performance. The research utilizes an empirical survey methodology. The survey of 533 working professionals in various industries renders 282 usable responses or a response rate of 53.91%. The results suggest that both IT governance and project governance have a positive impact on project performance. Moreover, we found that three dimensions of IT governance (i.e., strategy setting, value delivery, and performance management) are positively associated with project performance while all three dimensions of project governance (i.e., portfolio direction, project sponsorship as well as project effectiveness & efficiency, and disclosure & reporting) are positively associated with project performance. Additionally, the alignment between IT governance and project governance is also found to be positively associated with project performance. These findings provide evidence to project management professionals in regard to IT governance and project governance being part of the operational strategy in facilitating the success of projects. It also demonstrates the importance of the alignment strategy between IT governance and project governance in enhancing project performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-300
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Information technology (IT) governance
  • Project governance
  • Project performance
  • Strategic alignment

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