The effects of Project Management Information Systems on decision making in a multi project environment

Marjolein C. J. Caniels*, Ralph J. J. M. Bakens

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    Abstract

    Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) should provide project managers with decision making support for planning, organizing and controlling projects. Most project managers are dissatisfied with the information produced by PMIS. Based on a survey among 101 project managers the interactions between six factors related to PMIS information quality and usage and their effect on decision making are examined in a multi project environment. Using structural equation modeling, new insights were gained in these complex relationships. Results indicate that the use of a project management information system is advantageous to project managers, while no adverse effects were observed due to project and information overload. PMIS information quality is positively related to quality of the decisions, satisfaction of project managers with PMTS and use of PMIS information. Simultaneous handling of multiple projects causes project managers to extend conclusions about the information quality for one project to all projects at hand. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. PMA and IPMA. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)162-175
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
    Volume30
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

    Keywords

    • Project management
    • Information systems
    • Multi project environment
    • COMMON METHOD VARIANCE
    • ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH
    • MODEL
    • PERFORMANCE
    • VARIABLES
    • SOFTWARE
    • OVERLOAD
    • SUCCESS
    • QUALITY
    • USAGE

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