The demand for information technology at institutions of higher education is increasing at a rapid pace. It is fueled by student, faculty, and administrative needs. This paper examines project management practices at these institutions with respect to the sizes of the institutions. Survey results indicate an emphasis on operational concerns at small and medium size institutions when selecting IT projects. The prominence of the role of project manager and adoption of formal PM tools/techniques by IT departments generally increase with the sizes of the institutions. The importance of having a project plan is recognized by all sizes of institutions of higher education.
Johnston, Charles R. and Wierschem, David C.
"Project Management Practices in the Information Technology Departments of Various Size Institutions of Higher Education,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 16
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol16/iss3/5