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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)




Ify S. Diala


Many project managers and business leaders lack effective strategies to manage information technology (IT) projects, which may inhibit business leaders from successfully implementing IT changes. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore strategies that IT leaders use to successfully implement IT projects. The target population consisted of IT leaders in IT organizations located in the Saint Louis Metro East area. The conceptual framework consisted of the general systems theory and the coordination theory. Data collection included organizational documents and semistructured interviews with 6 qualified participants. Data analysis included coding and thematic analysis, member checking, and methodological triangulation. The 4 themes emerging from the data analysis included (a) effective communication, (b) project planning, (c) project execution management, and (d) project closure. The themes highlighted practical strategies to effectively manage the implementation of IT projects. Findings may enhance the organization's position and provide additional employment opportunities in the community.

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