Towards a project management framework for ICT projects in defence institutions

  • Sean Filmalter DOD
  • Rigard Steenkamp University of South Africa

Abstract

A framework for information and communication technologies (ICT) projects may address the discord of traditional project management and that, which is required for ICT projects within defence institutions. The problem is also underlined by the pace of technological development and the current application of compromised project management. Globally no specific project management methodology is prominently suitable for solution delivery within defence institutions. The aim of this research was to address the problem by the development of a framework for the project management of ICT projects for defence institutions.

The research methods used to address the problem were dual with respect to a descriptive study. Secondary sources were utilised to describe a thorough background to the problem and secondly, a descriptive case study was used. The ICT function of the South African Department of Defence (DOD) was used for the case study. A synthesis of the data from both these sources guided the development of a framework. The final outcome was the development and enlightenment of a conceptual framework for the project management of ICT projects after considering the unique challenges of the military, the importance of upscaling agility and by reviewing project management methodologies. In conclusion, the conceptual framework proposes a hypothetically workable approach for the project management of ICT projects in defence institutions.

Published
2022-06-02
How to Cite
Sean Filmalter, & Rigard Steenkamp. (2022). Towards a project management framework for ICT projects in defence institutions. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 50(1), 65-89. https://doi.org/10.5787/50-1-1333
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