Learning from project management implementation by applying a management innovation lens
Management innovation is a complex and dynamic process of organizational change that is not well understood. Drawing from the innovation and organizational change literatures, and using project management as an example of one particular form of management innovation, the authors operationalize this project management innovation process by identifying types of innovation events defined by the pace and scope of the change implemented. An operational framework of management innovation, based on its pace (cumulative or episodic), and scope (convergent or radical), was used for the purpose of this study. The paper reports on empirical research examining 48 cases of project management implementation, the aim of which is to explore characteristics of the change in project management process and possible ways of dealing with associated complexities.