IT project management control and the Control Objectives for IT and related Technology (CobiT) framework

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Abstract

Motivated by scarce academic consideration of project management control frameworks, this article
explores usage, value and structure of frameworks with a focus on the popular Control Objectives for
IT and related Technology (CobiT) construct. We attempt to add to an empirically validated structure
of internal control over IT project management by including CobiT's views on the intended domain of
content. Results from the empirical survey indicate that the metrics suggested by CobiT are regarded
as feasible and important by project management professionals, and are regularly used in controlling
practice. Experience, regularity of significant projects and the size of the hosting organisations,
however, seem to be stronger moderators of success rates than the use of a management control
system with or without support of CobiT. CobiT's suggestions are of generic nature and in particular
useful for programme performance management. The latent dimensions of project quality on process
and activity levels were not validated and gaps to other project assessment models were identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325 - 336
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011

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