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Stephen Ward
University of Southampton
71Publications
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#1Gabriela Fernandes (University of Minho)H-Index: 11
#2Stephen Ward (University of Southampton)H-Index: 22
Last.Maria Madalena Teixeira de Araújo (University of Minho)H-Index: 13
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Abstract This paper describes the results of a qualitative study to develop a framework to help organisations to embed useful project management improvement initiatives (PMIIs), which specifically aimed to identify key PMIIs and key embedding factors, based upon the circumstances encountered in different organisations. While the literature on PM provides some advice about PMIIs, understanding how to facilitate their embedment appears to be limited. However, research reported in the innovation li...
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#1Gabriela Fernandes (University of Southampton)H-Index: 11
#2Stephen Ward (University of Southampton)H-Index: 22
Last.Maria Madalena Teixeira de Araújo (University of Minho)H-Index: 13
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This paper describes the quantitative analysis phase of an exploratory study to identify useful project management improvement initiatives and factors contributing to their successful embedment in ...
25 CitationsSource
#1Gabriela Fernandes (University of Southampton)H-Index: 11
#2Stephen Ward (University of Southampton)H-Index: 22
Last.Ana Cristina Braga (University of Minho)H-Index: 9
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Abstract A conceptual framework gathering current knowledge on embedding useful project management improvement initiatives (PMIIs) was developed from an exploratory study. The framework provides guidance to organisations interested in increasing their performance in the management of projects. This paper describes how the identified key PMIIs and key embedding factors in the framework are dependent on the organisational stakeholders’ characteristics, namely primary role, PM experience, level of ...
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#1Gabriela FernandesH-Index: 11
#2Stephen WardH-Index: 22
Last.Ana Cristina BragaH-Index: 9
view all 5 authors...
A conceptual framework gathering current knowledge on embedding useful project management improvement initiatives (PMIIs) was developed from an exploratory study. The framework provides guidance to organisations interest ed in increasing their performance in the management of projects. This paper describes how the identified key PMIIs and key embedding fact ors in the framework are dependent on the organisational stakeholders’ characteristics, namely primary role, PM experience, level of educati...
#1Gabriela Fernandes (University of Southampton)H-Index: 11
#2Stephen Ward (University of Southampton)H-Index: 22
Last.Maria Madalena Teixeira de Araújo (University of Minho)H-Index: 13
view all 3 authors...
Abstract This paper describes the results of a qualitative study to develop a framework to help organisations to improve and embed project management (PM) practices in an effective way. While the literature on PM provides some advice, understanding how to facilitate embedment appears to be limited. However, research reported in the innovation literature provides a useful preliminary set of salient factors. A series of interviews with PM professionals sought to identify additional factors and the...
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This paper describes a mixed methodological research approach for identifying practitioner perceptions of the most useful project management (PM) practices to improve project management performance. By identifying the perceived most useful tools and techniques, as having the most potential for increased contribution to project management performance, practitioners and organizations can select their priorities when improving PM practices. The research involved a programme of thirty interviews wit...
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