Date of Conferral
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Information Systems and Technology
Over 70% of information technology (IT) projects in large organizations in the United States run over budget or fail to reach completion primarily due to a lack of effective strategies. The purpose of this single case study was to explore strategies that IT project managers used to successfully complete IT projects. Hersey and Blanchard's situational leadership theory was the conceptual framework. Purposive sampling method was used to identify 2 successful IT project managers in Central Texas. Data gathered from semistructed interviews and collected from publicly available documents were analyzed using coding techniques, constant comparison, and key word phrases. Member checking enhanced the credibility of the interpretations of participant responses. Two themes emerged from data analysis: good customer focus and providing a standard IT project methodology. Findings may be used to improve IT business managers' competence and sustainability, increase business incomes, provide a better quality of life for employees and their communities, and benefit the U.S. economy.