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Nyameke, Emmanuel; Haapasalo, Harri; Aaltonen, Kirsi (2020) Formation of project identity in a multi-project environment 9(1), 3-25.

Formation of project identity in a multi-project environment

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Author: Nyameke, Emmanuel1; Haapasalo, Harri1; Aaltonen, Kirsi1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: ToKnowPress, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-12-02


Managing multiple projects concurrently is an effective way to handle modern business projects. However, management of project multiplicity is still a challenge in the construction industry, and the project identity is considered fundamental for success of a project. This study seeks to deepen the understanding of multi-projects and to outline key features that constitute the process of managing projects simultaneously in multi-project environments within project-based organisations. A case study with two renowned construction companies in Finland was undertaken to identify five processes that constitute project identity in a multi-project environment. These processes include: (1) articulating a multi-project environment vision and goals; (2) managing the allocated recourses and schedule for a multi-project environment; (3) establishing adequate communication systems for a multi-project environment; (4) establishing stakeholders’ management and paying attention to documentation details; and (5) providing adequate training and establishing an innovation-adaptive box. These results will assist project-based organisations in developing and managing projects concurrently in a multi-project environment.

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Series: International journal of management, knowledge and learning
ISSN: 2232-5107
ISSN-E: 2232-5697
ISSN-L: 2232-5107
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages: 3 - 25
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2020 The Authors. CC-BY-SA.