Prioritization and analysis agility factors affecting the performance of project based organizations with Topsis technique


1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Management, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran


Uncertainly and change in the business environment has been a major topic in conducting research for long time. It seems that to recognize and classify the factors affecting organizational agility, need to specify the amount of their importance, because of knowing agility helps managers for better performance and success of their company. The purpose of this research is assessment and priority of drivers and capabilities agility that influence in performance of project based organization. The research data are collected through questionnaire and the research methodology is based on Topsis technique. Result of the study shows that between agility capabilities competency and between agility drivers change in competition basis have the most influence in performance of the organization.


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