Organizations are looking for ways to improve their bottom lines. Project management processes are being implemented to increase the success rates of IT projects. This study focuses on the outcome of projects managed by certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) and compares the project outcomes to noncertified project managers. A quantitative study was performed using data from a Fortune 500 IT company. Twelve project success criteria were identified and used as a measurement of comparison. The outcome of this study showed that PMP certified project managers were managing risks formally, performing risk assessments, and developing risk mitigation plans significantly more often than the noncertified project managers.
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