Post-Covid-19 Pandemic IT Project Management Skills and Challenges


Ali, Liaqat and Taleb, Nasser and Ali, Atif and Abu-AlSondos, Ibrahim A. and Naseem, Hina and Yousaf, Farhan and Abdelhakim, Mohamed (2023) Post-Covid-19 Pandemic IT Project Management Skills and Challenges. In: 2023 International Conference on Business Analytics for Technology and Security (ICBATS), 7-8 March 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Since December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed social, financial, and work life. The novel coronavirus has caused problems in all business sectors, including Information Technology(IT). Many Projects have been stopped or delayed due to the impact of this pandemic. Most of the companies recognized the importance of IT to achieve competitive advantage and to survive. Companies are investing a lot of money in IT projects. More than 60% of IT project fail. Lack of professional IT project management is one of the main reasons for that fail. Managing IT projects is a complex problem. Crises such as COVID 19 and uncertainty are increasing the complexity and challenges in IT projects management. This paper investigates what are the IT project management Key success factors required during and after the Pandemic. Secondary data were collected from literature review in the field of IT project management. an online questionnaire was used to collect the primary data from 107 IT firms. 323 respondents were participated. It is concluded that the following Key success factors are required: e-communication, centralization of data, online project monitoring, designing new policies and guidelines for incorporating new work culture, gaining and establishing project risk management exercises, especially cybersecurity and data protection by gaining access to the latest tools, establishing a culture for strict usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to help project managers complete projects safely, and top management support.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project Manager Skills, Challenges, COVID19, Pandemic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2023 03:53
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 03:53


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