Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Information Technology Project Management, Public Universities, Failure
Business | Technology and Innovation
Jones, Stephanie, "Common Causes of IT Project Failure in Public Universities in Oklahoma" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2094.
Information technology (IT) project management is a dynamic field. It requires a project manager who knows how to manage a project and possesses a knowledge of technology. The purpose of this research is to find the common factors that contribute to IT project failure in public universities in Oklahoma and know what role facilitated the failed IT project. For the purposes of this study, the roles leading the projects are a certified project manager, a non-certified project manager, or a non-project manager. Also, IT projects for this study are ones that require hardware changes, software changes or integrate new technology. The goal of this study is to help public universities successfully implement IT projects. Successfully implementing an IT project in a public university might help the university be a better steward of both taxpayer funds and private donations.