Prioritizing the Aspects of Project Management Agility Using Contractors’ and Employers' Perceptions and Expectations by DEA Method in a Case Study in Foolad Technique Co.


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

2 Department of Management,University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran


Agile project management concept was introduced in the 21st century for the first time to provide continuous and timely software to provide value to the shareholders. This method is also useful for a variety of projects to respond to environmental changes. As a dynamic business area, always there is a balance between the current and desired status of project-based organizations for which the study of the agile gap is important. In addition, there is no exact definition for desired status. Therefore, studying perception and expectation of contractors and employers is playing a main role for agile project management analysis. In this paper, data envelopment analysis has been applied to identify the most critical agile project management dimensions, based on the difference between contractors’ and employers’ perceptions and expectations. The case study includes six projects in Foolad technique Co. , the results showed that the following criteria are in critical condition in Foolad Technique Company: "team capabilities", " Customer Involvement", " Delivery Strategy" and "organizational environment"