Sustainability and Success Variables in the Project Management Context

An Expert Panel

This research identifies the key variables of sustainability in project management and explores the impact of these variables on project success. The methodological approach combined a literature review and an expert panel. The expert panel was conducted in two phases: interviews were conducted with five experts to validate the content of the identified variables, and a forum was held with 11 experts from 10 universities in 6 different countries. Research data were analyzed using content analysis, descriptive statistics, and analytic hierarchy process. Through systematic expert reviews, this research shows a succinct and relevant list of variables and their classification, reflecting the experts' consensus, which can help practitioners and scholars introduce sustainability into project management. Similarly, the key variables for project success are identified and classified. Finally, the article explores the experts' perspectives on the impact of sustainability in project success.
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