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Stephen Ward
University of Southampton
72Publications
22H-index
2,336Citations
Publications 72
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Published on Jul 1, 2015in International Journal of Project Management 4.69
Gabriela Fernandes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Minho),
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Southampton),
Maria Madalena Teixeira de Araújo13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Minho)
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...
Published on Aug 1, 2014in Project Management Journal 2.04
Gabriela Fernandes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Southampton),
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Southampton),
Maria Madalena Teixeira de Araújo13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Minho)
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 organizations. A preliminary framework, based on a literature review and a series of interviews with practitioners, was tested via a questionnaire, which elicited 793 responses from project management practitioners worldwide. The paper focuses on factor analyses of the questionnaire responses, addressi...
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Procedia Technology
Gabriela Fernandes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Southampton),
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Southampton)
+ 2 AuthorsAna Cristina Braga7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Minho)
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 ...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Gabriela Fernandes5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 2 AuthorsAna Cristina Braga7
Estimated H-index: 7
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...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Procedia Technology
Gabriela Fernandes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Southampton),
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Southampton),
Maria Madalena Teixeira de Araújo13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Minho)
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...
Gabriela Fernandes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Southampton),
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
,
Maria Madalena Teixeira de Araújo13
Estimated H-index: 13
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...
Published on Jan 2, 2012
Chris Chapman22
Estimated H-index: 22
,
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
Published on Jan 2, 2012
Chris Chapman22
Estimated H-index: 22
,
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
Published on Jan 2, 2012
Chris Chapman22
Estimated H-index: 22
,
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
Published on Jan 2, 2012
Chris Chapman22
Estimated H-index: 22
,
Stephen Ward22
Estimated H-index: 22
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