Project management software packages are increasingly used by companies. These tools require a substantial financial investment, hence the importance of identifying the real contribution of project management software packages to the realization of projects. However, studies on the impacts of software packages on the performance of engineering project management are rare and mostly based on perceptions. The objective of this study is to investigate, from real project data, the level of utilization of a project management software package, developed by an engineering construction firm recognized internationally, and its link with project performance and project characteristics. Results stemming from non-parametric tests and correlation analyses show that the level of use of the software, and some of its subsystems, appears to be linked to project performance. Project duration also seems to be the most critical project characteristic.
Pellerin, Robert; Perrier, Nathalie; Guillot, Xavier; and Léger, Pierre-Majorique
"Project characteristics, project management software utilization and project performance: an impact analysis based on real project data,"
International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management: Vol. 1:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/ijispm/vol1/iss3/2