This review discusses the work of two authors, Matilda and Lalina (2012) a study of Critical success factors of project Management. The argument will be developed through a critical review of Matilda’s and Laliana’s paper followed by discussing its conceptual bases , research methods, main findings (outcomes) and finally summarizing overall strengths, weaknesses, and significance of the article in the field.
The article’s focus is limited to the European Funded projects in Bulgaria and the Authors believe that identifying the critical success factors of project management, significantly helps managers to gear the project focus in order to achieve the project’s main goal within budget, resource and time. The article suggests selected core factors identified through empirical study of project success factors conducted by a sample survey of managers and experts from relevant organizations of projects supported by European programs. According to Matilda and laliana, the previous researches on identifying project success factors are traditional. This is because the researches narrowly focus on the effectiveness of project management tools used by project managers. Though proper utilization of these tools could contribute for the achievement of project goal, there are a wide range of project success factors that can potentially influence the project success. Matilda and Laliana(2012).
Matilda and Laliana postulate that the success of a project depends on the fulfillment of some factors which they call critical. They insist on the existence of major factors that are prerequisite for a project to attain its goal. The concepts in the hypothesis sound clear as there are some widely accepted independent factors that significantly influence (which can later be supported with academic findings in the area) the achievement of a