Discussing project status with the project-space model: an action research study

van der Hoorn, Bronte (2016) Discussing project status with the project-space model: an action research study. International Journal of Project Management, 34 (8). pp. 1638-1657. ISSN 0263-7863


This empirical research article assesses the use of the project-space model as a tool for improving communication and understanding of a project's status, and the enablers and constraints to its progress. The study is driven by the Rethinking Project Management network calls for new approaches and frameworks that enable projects to be considered from different perspectives. The project-space model is already established in the literature as a project communication tool. This study uses an action research method, underpinned by an interpretivist research methodology, in a single case study environment. The model is found to be successful in enabling an improved strategic, integrated and holistic conversation regarding the case study project's status that reflects the ‘lived experience’. This article contributes to the literature by providing empirical testing of an alternative tool for communication of project status, enablers and constraints.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Second place winner for the USQ School-Specific 2016 Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles - School of Management and Enterprise. Student award winner for the USQ Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles published during the period September - December 2016. Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 04:27
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 02:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: managing projects; reporting; action research; project-space model
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.09.001
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29861

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