October-November 2016

  • Project Networks—an Important—but Still Under-Researched Topic in Project Management Research

    By Gemünden, Hans Georg We are living in an interconnected world and this has clear implications for project management. A recent trend study from Schoper, Gemünden, and Nguyen (2016) showed that experienced practitioners…

  • Project Networks

    By DeFillippi, Robert J. | Sydow, Jörg This article examines how project networks may be viewed as either a single interorganizational project or as a series of projects that are interconnected by interorganizational relationships. The…

  • Organizational Design in Public Administration

    By Aubry, Monique | Brunet, Maude The article aims to renew the classification system of PMOs within the context of organizational design and proposes an empirical categorization of PMOs based on types of projects: engineering and…

  • Disassembling and Reassembling Project Management Maturity

    By Albrecht, Jan Christoph | Spang, Konrad The ability of single research efforts in the field of project management maturity models (PMMMs) to build upon previous work is strongly limited by the adoption of different conceptions of maturity…

  • Practical Application and Empirical Evaluation of Reference Class Forecasting for Project Management

    By Batselier, Jordy | Vanhoucke, Mario Traditionally, project managers produce cost and time forecasts by predicting the future course of specific events. In contrast, reference class forecasting (RCF) bypasses human judgment by basing…

  • Antecedents of Relationship Conflict in Cross-Functional Project Teams

    By Huo, Xiaoyan | Zhang, Lianying | Guo, Haiyan Relationship conflict is a pervasive phenomenon in cross-functional project teams. Although previous studies have demonstrated the dysfunctional effect of relationship conflict, the direct drivers…

  • Closing the Stakeholder Expectation Gap

    By Basten, Dirk | Stavrou, Georgios | Pankratz, Oleg Whereas expectations concerning both process and product are essential for information system development (ISD) project success, research has focused on end-user expectations toward the product.…

  • Lessons for IT Project Manager Efficacy

    By Millhollan, Chuck | Kaarst-Brown, Michelle In the maturing IT project management space, there are still many debates about the skills needed to achieve success. This article presents a review and synthesis of project management literature…

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