Systematix and University of Guelph partner to conduct research!


Systematix is supporting2 research with the University of Guelph into how IT Project Control Systems work and are most effective!

Ruben Burga1 approached Systematix, to see if we’d be willing to help him gather data for his doctoral thesis, and reach out to our project management, project lead or PMP certified IT relationshps, and ask for their help.  We said yes!

His research will help him understand at a high level what type of control systems are most effective, how they interact, and how contingencies like resources and stakeholders make a difference.

He states that with IT projects, whether you use specific Agile methodology, the waterfall method, EVM or the PMBOK guidelines, the issue of control is still important in the success of projects.

To be part of the survey, we ask that you are an analyst, a project manager, or a team leader; as long as you have managed a team of more than one person (internal or external) and you have completed at least one project (software, hardware, or a mix), then you should participate in this anonymous survey.

The survey is being conducted by Ruben Burga at the University of Guelph as part of his doctoral research into project management and has been approved by the university’s Research Ethics Board.

The survey should take approximatey 10-15 minutes and is completely anonymous. Just click on the link, YES in the consent form and then the arrow key below it to start the survey:

If you want to discuss this research or get more information, you can do so by contacting Ruben directly (

We will share the results once they have been compiled.

As always, thanks for all of your support!



1 Ruben Burga, P.Eng., MBA, PhD Candidate (ABD), Member of PMI and ISACA, Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

2 Disclaimer: The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the researcher, university and/or those providing input are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of Systematix, or any employee thereof. Systematix makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information in this survey or partnership and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.