Copy Code

Three domains of project organising

Article Highlight:

This article challenges the belief that project organising is temporary.

It argues that most project organising is done by (relatively) permanent forms of organisation.

It also argues that the belief of its temporary nature has limited the development of research in this field.

Keywords

  • Temporary
  • organisation
  • Project-based firm
  • Owners and operators
  • Project governance
  • Commercial management

Download now

What does the paper cover?

This paper develops a conceptual framework, which defines three domains of project organising as its theoretical basis. It also identifies two important new areas for future research in project organising.

Conceptual framework of the three domains of project organising

The framework shows the three main organisational types in the field of projects:

  • the relatively permanent owner
    and operator;

  • the temporary project or
    programme;

  • the relatively permanent
    project-based firm as supplier.

 

 

 

Other research summaries

Occupational stress and job demand, control and support factors among construction project consultants

Article highlight:

This article investigates the relationship between job demands, job control, workplace support factors and occupational stress among South African construction project consultants.

Click here

The project benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Article highlight:

This article provides an outlook on the potential use and advantages of BIM in the construction sector for project managers. It has been taken from the International Journal of Project Management.

Click here

Does Agile work? - A quantitative analysis of agile project success

Article Highlight:

This article looks at the benefits, or not, of applying an agile (i.e. flexible) method of project management, as opposed to more traditional methods.

Click here

Differences in decision-making criteria towards the return on marketing investment: A project business perspective

Article highlight:

This article encourages the use of return on marketing-specific investment (ROMI), paired with client lifetime value (CLV) and programme data sets, as a tool to facilitate dialogue between finance and marketing departments.

Click here

Institutional development, divergence and change in the discipline of project management

Article highlight:

This article looks at the challenges of developing project management as an academic discipline.

Click here

Explicating the dynamics of project capabilities

Article highlight:

This article looks at the spread of knowledge about benefits management and its adoption by organisations; the global development of benefits management; and translation processes at the organisation level.

The article’s authors undertook literature reviews and drew on their own extensive practical experience.

They used translation theory to analyse the development of benefits management and to draw conclusions about its current use.

Click here

Benefits management: Lost or found in translation

Article highlight:

This article looks at the spread of knowledge about benefits management and its adoption by organisations; the global development of benefits management; and translation processes at the organisation level.

The article’s authors undertook literature reviews and drew on their own extensive practical experience.

They used translation theory to analyse the development of benefits management and to draw conclusions about its current use.

Click here

Understanding the professional project manager

Article Highlight:

This paper explores and examines the duality of ‘local’ knowledge (company; sector) and ‘cosmopolitan’ knowledge (specialist skills, often transferable) that project managers have and rely on.

Find out more

Corruption in public projects and mega projects

Article Highlight:

This article explores the impact of corruption in large, unique projects such as public projects and megaprojects, as well as the conditions and features that favour such corruption.

Find out more

Project portfolio management in practice and in context

Article Highlight:

This research advocates new approaches and perspectives on project portfolio management to deepen understanding of its application in the day-to-day business environment.

Click here

Managing change in the delivery of complex projects: Configuration management, asset information and ‘big data’

Article Highlight:

This article provides insight into how change is managed in three organisations delivering complex projects – Airbus, CERN and Crossrail – and how those methods are evolving in the era of ‘big data’.

It has been taken from the International Journal of Project Management.

Click here

Join APM

Sign up to the APM Newsletter.