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Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Management Information Systems

First Committee Member

Ken Peffers

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This thesis discusses the differences between traditional businesses and schools regarding information system project management, by analyzing several project characteristics and how they affect educational end-user perceptions of system successes. While many other businesses have mastered the project management processes, school districts are just now beginning to see that such processes and techniques are even necessary; Here we use survey data from school teachers and administrators, along with two case studies to investigate factors that impact the success of information system development projects among Nevada public schools. The results highlight areas that are either currently lacking, or need to be focused on, in school districts, such as training, type of implementation, communication, the involvement of end-users and project champions. This study will help provide school districts and their project managers with information that can help mitigate the risks associated with information system development and implementation within school districts.


Characteristics; Development; Effort; Information; Public; School; Success; Systems

Controlled Subject

Management; Educational technology

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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