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Table 1 Researchers' (n = 15) agreementa with statements about project management

From: Researchers' experience with project management in health and medical research: Results from a post-project review

  Strongly agree
n (%)
Agree
n (%)
Unsure
n (%)
Not applicable
n (%)
Statements taken directly from the purpose of the project management plan
The use of project management assisted in the delivery of defined project outcomes    7 (46.7)    7 (46.7)    1 (6.7)    0
The use of project management assisted in the process of communicating and
integrating project work across multiple organisations and professions
   10 (66.7)    5 (33.3)    0    0
The use of project management assisted in clarifying and agreeing goals    10 (66.7)    4 (26.7)    1 (6.7)    0
The use of project management assisted in identifying resources needed for the project    8 (53.3)    4 (26.7)    3 (20.0)    0
The use of project management ensured accountability for results and performance    8 (53.3)    6 (40.0)    1 (6.7)    0
The use of project management fostered a focus on the benefits to be achieved    6 (40.0)    8 (53.3)    1 (6.7)    0
Statements adapted from 'lessons learned' [15, 23]
The project manager responded to my questions or comments that were related to the project    12 (80.0)    1 (6.7)    1 (6.7)    1 (6.7)
My expectations were met regarding the frequency and content of information
conveyed to me by the project manager
   12 (80.0)    3 (20.0)    0    0
The Steering Committee meetings were conducted effectively    8 (53.3)    5 (33.3)    0    2 (13.3)
The format and content of the Project Status Report informed me adequately    8 (53.3)    5 (33.3)    2 (13.3)    0
Project issues were communicated adequately throughout the term of the project    10 (66.7)    3 (20.0)    1 (6.7)    1 (6.7)
Project issues were managed effectively during the project    10 (66.7)    3 (20.0)    2 (13.3)    0
Sufficient time was allocated to review the project outputs
(the resources for health professionals)
   8 (53.3)    5 (33.3)    2 (13.3)    0
I was satisfied with my involvement in the project    9 (60.0)    6 (40.0)    0    0
The project met my expectations in terms of effort, time and commitment    9 (60.0)    5 (33.3)    1 (6.7)    0
  1. a Possible options: Strongly agree, agree, unsure, disagree, strongly disagree, not applicable