Aim, fire, aim — Project planning styles in dynamic environments

Collyer, Simon, Warren, Clive, Hemsley, Bronwyn and Stevens, Chris (2010) Aim, fire, aim — Project planning styles in dynamic environments. Project Management Journal, 41 4: 108-121. doi:10.1002/pmj.20199

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Author Collyer, Simon
Warren, Clive
Hemsley, Bronwyn
Stevens, Chris
Title Aim, fire, aim — Project planning styles in dynamic environments
Journal name Project Management Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 8756-9728
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/pmj.20199
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 108
End page 121
Total pages 14
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher Wiley
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 1202 Building
1503 Business and Management
Abstract Rapidly changing environments are a newly recognized and increasing challenge in the field of project management. Traditional prescriptive approaches, oriented around process control, are considered suboptimal in meeting this challenge. In this article, the authors present an exploratory theory-building study aiming to identify the project management approaches used by experienced practitioners to respond to rapidly changing environments. The results of 37 semistructured interviews with 31 participants across 10 industries (i.e., construction, aerospace, international community development, pharmaceutical, defense, film production, start-ups, venture capital, research, and information technology) were analyzed according to the planning styles used. Results are discussed in the light of previous research, and a model for better management in rapidly changing environments is proposed. © 2010 Project Management Institute
Keyword Dynamism
Iterative project management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 02 August 2010. Special Issue: PMI Research and Education Conference 2010 - 10 best papers from the conference.

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