IT Project Management Control and the Control Objectives for IT and Related Technology (CobiT) Framework

Bernroider, Edward and Ivanov, Milen (2011) IT Project Management Control and the Control Objectives for IT and Related Technology (CobiT) Framework. International Journal of Project Management , 29 (3). pp. 325-336. ISSN 0263-7863


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Motivated by scarce academic consideration of project management control frameworks, this article explores usage, value and structure of frameworks with a focus on the popular Control Objectives for IT and related Technology (CobiT) construct. We attempt to add to an empirically validated structure of internal control over IT project management by including CobiT's views on the intended domain of content. Results from the empirical survey indicate that the metrics suggested by CobiT are regarded as feasible and important by project management professionals, and are regularly used in controlling practice. Experience, regularity of significant projects and the size of the hosting organisations, however, seem to be stronger moderators of success rates than the use of a management control system with or without support of CobiT. CobiT's suggestions are of generic nature and in particular useful for programme performance management. The latent dimensions of project quality on process and activity levels were not validated and gaps to other project assessment models were identified.

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Keywords: IT project management / IT project performance management / CobiT / programme management / IT Controlling
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag.
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Variance from Published Version: Minor
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 12:38
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2017 05:15
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