The correlations between key factors and project team performance

Wen Hsing Liu, Jennifer A. Farris

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

Projects are commonly used within organizations to deal with complex tasks and improve organizational performance. However, the overall project success rate is relatively low and it is still difficult to effectively manage project teams for achieving project success. Diverse results which suggested different relationships between key factors and project team outcomes were found in the literature. This study identified key factors which are most strongly related to project team performance and determined their relationships with project team outcomes. The purpose is to help organizations and researchers effectively manage project team performance. Meta-analysis was used to identify key factors affecting project team performance and estimate their effect size. Data were collected from 133 project teams by using a survey questionnaire which measured the characteristics and outcomes of project teams. The correlations between input/process factors and outcome factors were calculated to identify the relationships. The average correlations between factors were compared with the effect size obtained from meta-analysis. The results found that the correlations of Management Support, Team Diversity, Communication, Cohesion, and Commitment were consistent with the findings from previous project team studies, while the other variables had higher correlations in this study than in previous studies. Copyright, American Society for Engineering Management, 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management
Subtitle of host publicationEmbracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management
Pages932-941
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2012
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2012Oct 20 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2012, ASEM 2012 - Agile Management: Embracing Change and Uncertainty in Engineering Management
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirginia Beach, VA
Period10/17/1210/20/12

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The correlations between key factors and project team performance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this