Innovations: Project Management Research 2004

Dennis Slevin, David Cleland and Jeffrey Pinto, eds.

Publication Date: 2005

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Innovations: Project Management Research 2004 by Dennis Slevin, David Cleland and Jeffrey Pinto, eds.What does leading edge research tell us about the future of project management? What are the implications for project management professionals? Where does the profession go from here? As project management continues its progression to a distinct discipline, professionals require the latest material on the changes in project management theory and knowledge. Access to state-of-the-art information is necessary to understanding the increasing integration of project and organizational strategy, and is vital to the continued advancement of the project management profession.

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) Research Conference 2004, held 11-14 July in London, England brought together top researchers and professionals to discuss the evolving theory and practice of project management. Crucial to the evolution of the project management profession, the conference details the latest project management knowledge and practices, and this publication brings the conference's most notable research to your fingertips.By presenting a catalogue of the most significant additions to the profession's literature regarding the advancement of project management concepts and processes, this book provides fundamental insight across five major sections, including: Project Management Theory, Strategy and Project Management, Project Organization and Organizational Maturity, Project Management Practice and Processes and Project Risk.

Each chapter, written by a well-known professional, will not only help practitioners, researchers and others understand how the learning from project management research is applied in practical situations, but will also serve as a benchmark for establishing future research agendas and directions. The evolution of any profession depends on the breadth and depth of its research. Innovations: Project Management Research 2004 is a definitive source to the information that enables project management practitioners to grow and change with the profession.