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Applying a life cycle approach to project management methods.

Biggins, D., Trollsund, F. and Høiby, A.L., 2016. Applying a life cycle approach to project management methods. In: EURAM 2016: European Academy of Management Conference, 1-4 June 2016, Paris, France.

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Project management is increasingly important to organisations because projects are the method by which organisations respond to their environment. A key element within project management is the standards and methods that are used to control and conduct projects, collectively known as project management methods (PMMs) and exemplified by PRINCE2, the Project Management Institute’s and the Association for Project Management’s Bodies of Knowledge (PMBOK and APMBOK. The purpose of this paper is to apply the life cycle approach to PMMs, stimulate debate on the accuracy and merits of the life cycle approach and to facilitate the development of the life cycle in the future. Currently no life cycle process exists for PMMs. Developed from desk-based research and empirical evidence, a life cycle has been proposed consisting of five stages: Select, Embed, Tailor, Operate and Develop. The stages are explained and a call made for further research to develop and validate the life cycle model.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Project management methods ; life cycle
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:23753
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:27 May 2016 09:50
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:56


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