Identification and Analysis of Project Management Success Factors in Information Technology SMEs

Identification and Analysis of Project Management Success Factors in Information Technology SMEs

Juan Andrés González Correa, Sandra Liliana Sánchez Castañeda, Deisy Aydee Velandia Quintero, Germán Eduardo Giraldo
DOI: 10.4018/IJITPM.2018100105
(Individual Articles)
No Current Special Offers


This article identifies and analyses the success factors involved in project management through an exploratory study that encompasses nineteen interviews, fifty-seven surveys and one session with a focus group of project managers, department managers who have taken the role of project managers and general managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the information technology (IT) sector in Bogota, Colombia. After analyzing the information, the authors identified eleven factors for the achievement of project management goals in these organizations. These comprise managerial, organizational and sector aspects that influence the resource management and leadership in projects of SMEs of information technology.
Article Preview


In 2013, the IT sector had a share of 0.54% in Colombia’s GDP. In 2012 their gross production was $4.4 billion and between 2006 and 2012 the sector grew by 15.8%. The main services of the IT sector are activities related to software (61%), technology platforms (23%) and data management (13%) (Bancoldex 2014).

According to Law 905/2004, one can define an SME by the number of workers and their total assets. A small business has to have between eleven and fifty workers and its assets must be in the range of five hundred and one and five thousand legal minimum monthly salaries (LMMS). A medium-sized business has to have between fifty-one and two hundred workers and have assets in between five thousand and one and thirty thousand LMMS.

Complete Article List

Search this Journal:
Volume 14: 1 Issue (2023)
Volume 13: 4 Issues (2022): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 12: 4 Issues (2021)
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2020)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
View Complete Journal Contents Listing