Project Management Track

The Project Management track of the IAMB conference aims to encompass all aspects of project management research including project, portfolio, program and organizational project management.

Two complementary streams of papers are of primary interest. However original contributions to Project Management Research that do not exactly fit will also be highly considered.

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Two Streams of Papers to be

The first stream is focused on Project Management Practices and process, tools and methods, competencies and key contemporary issues such as agility, reflexivity competency, leadership, creativity and/or innovation, legitimacy and credibility, ethics, temporality, etc. Papers related to time management, emergency, urgency and stress are also of interest in this stream as it is a key element in projects and resources encounter great impacts that are not yet much under research scrutiny.

Practice-based research on what project managers actually do and the relevant theories that may contribute to a better understanding of their reality are part of our focus of interest. Papers examining how the various project management methodologies such as the PMBoK, Prince2, Agile, and Lean along with local innovations, are put into practice are welcome.

The second stream of interest is related to information system and information technology. In today’s organizations, information systems (IS) are acquired, developed, and implemented through IS projects (ISPs). Work, once mainly organized around individual jobs, is increasingly shifting towards teamwork; and more and more organizations are relying on teams to generate productive and creative solutions, resolve cross-disciplinary problems, and manage unexpected situations. Thus, ISPs have become, for most organisations, a way of working, a way of collaborating, a way of innovating, a way of generating organizational value. Nevertheless, generating benefits from ISPs is still very difficult since project managers have to deal with challenges related mainly to the managerial rather than the technical aspects of ISPs.

SCOPE of the Project Management Track

This track is the first of a series of symposium that is both interested by research and practice on Human Factors and Practice-based process related to project management. The interdisciplinary aspect is key to push further the creation and sharing of knowledge and understanding on project management in an information technology based society.