Formation of project identity in a multi-project environment
|Author:||Nyameke, Emmanuel1; Haapasalo, Harri1; Aaltonen, Kirsi1|
1University of Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.1 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020120299142
|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.
International journal of management, knowledge and learning
|Pages:||3 - 25|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
222 Other engineering and technologies
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