Project Management Methodologies, Governance and Success: Insight from Traditional and Transformative Research

1st Edition

Robert Joslin

Auerbach Publications
April 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 260 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466577718 - CAT# K16803
Series: Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management

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Summary

Project management methodologies, practices, and guidelines are the only explicit information that project managers have and, when properly maintained, should reflect the most current knowledge and guidance to achieve repeatable successful project outcomes. Despite more than 50 years of research in the field of project management, project success rates are persistently low and, when viewed at a macro level, the impact can be seen at a country level.

This book advances the understanding of project management methodologies with new perspectives by:

  • Developing a natural to social science comparative model
  • Using proven research methods to determine whether there is a relationship between methodology and project success that is influenced by project context, notably project governance
  • Identifying whether there are similarities and differences in the observed phenomena from the comparative and the conventional mixed-method approaches, and if so, to explain why
  • Determining the direct impact of project governance on project management methodologies and project success.

The book improves the understanding of methodologies and the factors that impact a methodology’s ability to support a project to achieve repeatable, successful project outcomes. The book also examines how project governance influences project success, methodologies’ effectiveness and completeness, and methodologies’ effect on project success.

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