How do Cost-Benefit Evaluations Determine Committed Use of IT Project Management Methodologies -Enriching Our Understanding through Psychology

Kunal Mohan, Frederik Ahlemann, Anol Bhattacherjee
2011 International Conference on Information Systems  
Despite the overwhelming advantages of using an IT project management methodology, organizations are rarely able to motivate their staff to use them in a dedicated manner. While empirical research states that the usefulness of a methodology is the single most important determinant of its acceptance and use by actual users, studies have not examined which methodology use outcomes are more important for which type of people in which situations. Our study is a step toward filling the gap in
more » ... logy evaluation, development, and adoption literature, which to date has not developed a theoretically and practically complete as well as relevant typology of the costs and benefits of using a methodology and has also not studied the effect of personal traits such as needs. We develop and test a conceptual model, using a pre-test sample of 65 participants, that holds that individual needs determine costs-benefits have a bigger effect on individuals' committed use of a methodology.
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