Ways to Manage Projects Efficiently
Today, projects are very popular in this time-focused society. However, they are complex by nature and include many challenges. Common problems in projects are difficulties with the learning and the knowledge that individuals possess. This thesis focuses on identification of challenges included in projects and different ways to meet them. To accomplish this investigation an actionbased perspective, which include participant observations and interviews, is applied on the SEB Project Group, our case company. The theoretical framework we use includes concepts for distinguishing challenges and three tools to meet them: Communication, Shared Understanding and Collective Competence. Challenges SEB faces are for instance; deadlines, internal legitimacy and waterproof contracts. Through our investigation we find certain factors that are important to consider while dealing with these challenges. To mention a few, a shared project platform, an awareness of the ongoing project process, and taking the time to reflect, are vital.
Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
project group perspective
characteristics typical for projects
Masters Thesis, nr 2001:28