Critical factors for project efficiency in a defence environment

Frinsdorf, Olivia, Zuo, Jian, & Xia, Bo (2014) Critical factors for project efficiency in a defence environment. International Journal of Project Management, 32(5), pp. 803-814.

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Defence projects are typically undertaken within a multi-project-management environment where a common agenda of project managers is to achieve higher project efficiency. This study adopted a multi-facet qualitative approach to investigate factors contributing to or impeding project efficiency in the Defence sector. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken to identify additional factors to those compiled from the literature survey. This was followed by a three-round Delphi study to examine the perceived critical factors of project efficiency. The results showed that project efficiency in the Defence sector went beyond its traditional internally focused scope to one that is externally focused. As a result, efforts are needed on not only those factors related to individual projects but also those factors related to project inter-dependencies and external customers. The management of these factors will help to enhance the efficiency of a project within the Defence sector.

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ID Code: 64204
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: project efficiency, multi-project management, Defence industry, Delphi method
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.10.008
ISSN: 0263-7863
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2013 04:09
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 13:01

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