A synergistic approach to project management in information systems development

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This paper studies synergism in project management for information systems (IS) development. The quantitative output from group synergy is a structured and on-task team with synchronized productivity. Qualitative factors in group synergy include morale, supportiveness, participation, co-ordination, integration and commitment. It is believed that both qualitative and quantitative aspects of group synergy are complementary to each other and together they can generate greater effectiveness in IS project management. On the basis of substantial literature review, the author formulated a model of group synergy in IS project management. In scholarly terms, the suggested model provides greater understanding of how technical and organizational factors inhibit/facilitate the success of information systems development. Practically, the qualitative and quantitative aspects of IS project management are brought together in a complementary manner under the umbrella of synergism. Being equipped with a broader framework, IS professionals can perform a better job in the field of systems development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Information systems development
  • Project management
  • Synergy


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