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Charles Smith
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Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to propose a framework for researching the possibilities for project manager identities: the multiple ways there are of being a performer, as a manager, in the world of projects.Design/methodology/approach – The author's line of enquiry was to seek evidence of project manager identity within real‐life stories told by practitioners, the author's perspective being: that identity is produced through action, that action and identity are framed by social narrativ...
Purpose – This paper aims to look closely at the actuality of project formation to investigate the performance of project shaping – those acts performed by individuals to make that form of “sense” that constitutes a new project, and to propose a framework for mapping the skills of those individuals who are directly involved in shaping projects.Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a sensemaking approach from illustrative narratives in order to propose a model of how a project outcome is s...
#1Mark Winter (University of Manchester)H-Index: 11
#2Charles SmithH-Index: 4
Last.Svetlana. Cicmil (University of the West of England)H-Index: 23
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This paper tells the story of a UK Government-funded research network called Rethinking Project Management, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council between 2004 and 2006. The story is significant because of the considerable attention given to the process of the Network, both the inquiry process of ‘rethinking’ project management, and the broader social process in which the rethinking activity was carried out. In telling this story, the lead organisers explain how the inq...
#1Mark Winter (University of Manchester)H-Index: 11
#2Charles SmithH-Index: 4
Last.Svetlana. Cicmil (University of the West of England)H-Index: 23
view all 4 authors...
In 2003 the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) agreed to fund a research network – Rethinking Project Management – to define a research agenda aimed at enriching and extending the subject of project management beyond its current conceptual foundations. The main argument for the proposed Network highlighted the growing critiques of project management theory and the need for new research in relation to the developing practice. Being the first paper of this Special Issu...
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