Rapid technological changes along with political, social and economical decisions have led the IT and Telecommunications industry to become a very dynamic and changing sector. Partnerships at the international level are everywhere and the stronger influence of IT represent high-risk potential. Statistics show that 70% of IT projects are out of time or budget or simply fail. With such perspectives, measures ought to be taken to avoid the further replication of this pattern. The risk of failure is perceived to be greater as projects rely on players with different cultural backgrounds increasing managerial complexity and supposedly requiring a unique set of skills. Efforts should be aimed to find out the management profile necessary to avoid pitfalls in the implementation of technology projects and provide practitioners with a culture-based project management practice. The research will allow the identification of project management patterns and preferences consistent with national culture.
Sanchez-Aguilar, Carla I. and Kolbe, Lutz M., "The Impact of Culture on IT Project Management Practices: Research in Progress" (2008). International Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2008. 4.