Assessing the effect of requirement definition and management on performance outcomes: Role of interpersonal conflict, product advantage and project type

Li Ren Yang, Jieh Haur Chen, Xing Liang Wang

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Abstract

Early planning in many cases is not performed well in new product development (NPD). Most NPD literature has focused more on the product rather than on the development process (Funk, 1992). Thus, the primary purpose of this research was to investigate the relationships among requirement definition and management (RDM) practice, interpersonal conflict, product advantage, and NPD performance in terms of project and market performance. The structural equation modeling (SEM) approach was used to validate the research model. The results suggest that RDM practice in terms of RDM implementation process and training & improvement is associated with requirement quality and stability. The findings also indicate that the number of groups moderates the relationship between requirement quality & stability and project performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-80
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Market performance
  • Product advantage
  • Project performance
  • Requirement definition and management

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