South African Journal of Industrial Engineering
versão On-line ISSN 2224-7890
versão impressa ISSN 1012-277X
GOVENDER, S. e STEYN, H.. Computerised information systems: Comparison of relative impacts on planned project duration within a multi-project environment. S. Afr. J. Ind. Eng. [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.1, pp.89-104. ISSN 2224-7890.
As more organisations acquire project management computerised information systems (CIS) to ensure the efficient scheduling of projects, there is increasing interest in the extent to which various CIS contribute to a reduction in planned project duration. However, there seems to be no empirical research that suggests that CIS have a positive impact on planned duration or how relative impacts could vary when different CIS are implemented. This paper reports on experimental research that evaluates and draws comparisons between the relative impacts of three CIS on planned project delivery within a specific, real, multi-project environment, and investigates the reasons for such variations.