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Effective project management for strategic innovation and change in an organisation


Kenny, JDJ, Effective project management for strategic innovation and change in an organisation, Project Management Journal, 34, (1) pp. 43-43. ISSN 8756-9728 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Projects ore a means of implementing strategy; the relationship of project management to strategic implementation in an orgonization is explored. Some of the recent project management literature is examined and a case study from the education sector is used to consider how to effectively link project management to organizational strategic processes. Project management techniques have been used very successfully in a wide range of areas. They are routinely applied in IT developments, building, government, and education. Recent think ing has raised questions about how to more closely match the techniques to the nature of individual projects. The nature of different types of projects is explored through consideration of projects involving high levels of change. and/or innovation. By their nature, the final outcomes of such projects are not clearly defined and their execution may require many iterations of development. A means of categorizing projects within an organization is developed. This, along with a set process guidelines, will enable an organization's management to more effectively consider the implications of implementing strategic projects. Monitoring such projects can present problems in an organization when management accountability mechanisms demand results and rigid processes are imposed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:innovation; action learning; new product development; typology;cultural change; uncertainty; strategic change
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational planning and management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Kenny, JDJ (Associate Professor John Kenny)
ID Code:44055
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2007-04-03
Last Modified:2015-10-06
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