Spotlight on the Positives: How Do Information Technology Projects Achieve Cost Underruns? Alami, Adam Madsen, Christian Krancher, Oliver 2021-12-24T18:28:25Z 2021-12-24T18:28:25Z 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract The Information Technology (IT) project literature has extensively studied cost overrun. But there is surprisingly little work on cost underrun. In this paper, we explore twelve IT projects that achieved cost underrun, using interviews and documents analysis. Our findings show that projects achieve cost underruns when they actively implement practices to enhance process efficiency. These practices are: Implementing a collaborative environment, budgetary control, capitalizing on previous knowledge, continuous learning during the project, and accommodating uncertainty. Projects also encounter conditions that contribute directly to cost underrun, like scope reduction and savings in spending. Our key contribution lies in uncovering, based on a unique sample, how a set of specific practices can lead to cost underrun.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.899
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Co-Development with Software and Business Engineering Frameworks and Methods
dc.subject it project practices
dc.subject project performance
dc.subject projects cost underrun
dc.subject project success
dc.subject public it projects
dc.title Spotlight on the Positives: How Do Information Technology Projects Achieve Cost Underruns?
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