And then came complex project management

Whitty, S. Jonathan and Maylor, Harvey (2007) And then came complex project management. In: 21st IPMA World Congress on Project Management, 18-20 Jun 2007, Cracow, Poland.

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Abstract

The subject of management is renowned for its addiction to fads and fashions. Project Management is no exception. The issue of interest for this paper is the establishment of the 'College of Complex Project Managers' and their 'competency standard for complex project managers.' Both have generated significant interest in the Project Management community, and like any other human endeavour they should be subject to critical evaluation. The results of this evaluation show significant flaws in the definition of complex in this case, the process by which the College and its standard have emerged, and the content of the standard. However, there is a significant case for a portfolio of research that extends the existing bodies of knowledge into large-scale complicated (or major) projects that would be owned by the relevant practitioner communities, rather than focused on one organization. Research questions are proposed that would commence this stream of activity towards an intelligent synthesis of what is required to manage in both complicated and truly complex environments.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Jon Whitty
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2010 02:48
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2013 04:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: complex project management; competency standards
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9105 Measurement Standards and Calibration Services > 910502 Defence Standards and Calibrations
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6926

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