An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Top Management Support and Project Success
This research paper investigates the interaction between top management support and project success. Top
management support has generally been considered an important critical factor for the success of Information System
projects and is an area that has high impact on project success. However, previous studies have shown that senior
management in the IT sector are not aware of this and as a result, pay more attention to conventional technical and project
management critical success factors that have a low impact on project success than previously thought. It provides evidence
that top management support is the most important critical success factor for IT projects and is not just one of the factors.
The findings are proven via investigating project management literature and the critical success factors on Information
Systems project success.
Index Terms - Benefits Realization, Critical Success Factors, IT Enabled Business Projects, Management Information
Systems (MIS), Top Management Support