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Project governance: definition and framework

M.C. Bekker & H. Steyn

Project governance has become part of the project management vocabulary. As a formal definition of the term lacked, it has been used in various contexts that caused confusion and misunderstanding. This paper provides a formal definition for ‘project governance’ based on a Delphi study. Combining the results from the Delphi study with existing corporate governance principles led to a concept project governance framework that was validated and developed further by means of two primary case studies and 15 secondary case studies. The end result is a final project governance framework that provides a practical checklist for the governance of major capital investments.

Key phrases: Project governance, project management, project control, audits

Journal of Contemporary Management 6 (1), 214-228.

DOI: https://journals.co.za/doi/10.10520/EJC51052

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