• Login
  • Register
  • Search

The Importance of Project Management in IT Projects

Weiling Zhan


This article begins by discussing the timeliness, uniqueness, and unpredictability of IT projects and introduces the concept of project management, which is defined as the process of conceiving, planning, monitoring, and executing projects in a way that achieves the benefits intended, The article also introduces the concept of project management, defining it as the process of conceiving, planning, monitoring, managing, and executing projects in a way that achieves the benefits intended. The importance of the concept of project management in the IT industry is also discussed from three perspectives: time, cost and quality. The results of the analysis show that good project management can help an IT company to reduce the time spent on a project, reduce the budget, ensure the quality of the product and achieve more value.


Project Management, IT Projects

Full Text:


Included Database


Blocher, EJ., Stout, DE., Juras, PE., & Smith, S. (2019). Cost Management (A Strategic Emphasis) 8e[M]. McGraw-Hill Education.

Edited by Smith NJ. (2008), Engineering Project Management [M], Third Edition, Blackwell Publishing.

Foster G, & Gupta M. (1994). Marketing, Cost management and management accounting. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 6, 43.

Powell G (2012), Construction Contract Preparation and Management: From Concept to Completion[M], Palgrave Macmillan.

Gido J, & Clements, J. (2014). Successful project management [M]. Cengage Learning.

Peters G. (1981), Project Management and Construction Control [M], Construction Press.

Hansen DR, Mowen MM., & Heitger DL. (2021). Cost management [M]. Cengage Learning.

Heagney J. (2016). Fundamentals of project management[M]. 5th Edition, AMACOM Division of American Management Association International.

Hoyle D. (2007). Quality management essentials[M]. 1st Edition, London: Routledge.

Lock D. (2017). The essentials of project management[M]. 4th Edition, London: Routledge.

Loo R. (2002). Working towards best practices in project management: A Canadian study. International Journal of Project Management, 20(2), 93–98.

Meredith JR., Shafer SM., & Mantel Jr, SJ. (2017). Project management: a strategic managerial approach. John Wiley & Sons.

Munns AK, Bjeirmi BF. The role of project management in achieving project success[J]. International journal of project management, 1996, 14(2): 81-87.

Nelson RR. (2007). IT project management: Infamous failures, classic mistakes, and best practices. MIS Quarterly executive, 6(2).

Oberlender GD., & Oberlender GD. (1993). Project management for engineering and construction (Vol. 2). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Söderlund J. (2011). Pluralism in project management: Navigating the crossroads of specialization and fragmentation. International Journal of Management Reviews, 13(2), 153–176.

Watt A. (2014). 14. Quality Planning. Project Management. 2nd Edition, BCcampus Open Publishing.

Winter M, Smith C, Morris P, & Cicmil S. (2006). Directions for future research in project management: The main findings of a UK government-funded research network. International journal of project management, 24(8), 638-649.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/mmf.v6i3.4499