Project

Research areas

Being Lean and Seen research areas

The project is structured into six work packages which are intra-related and come together in the final work package to create the holistic framework. The title of each work package and its purpose is listed below.

Trends and Challenges for PM in the 21st century

The purpose of this work package is to identify the trends and challenges project management is facing in the 21st century in developed and developing countries in order to meet the increasingly more diverse and complex requirements of different stakeholder groups.

Lean Project Management

The purpose of this work package is to develop an innovative project delivery model that applies across different industries and is informed by lean PM maturity and agile based approaches.

Psycho-Social Aspects of Project Management

The purpose of this work package is to develop a model that shows the impact of psycho-social aspects like organisational justice, fairness and equity as well as of the psychology of individual team members coping with the new challenges on the ability of projects to deliver at the optimal level.

Management of Innovation and Change Projects

The objective of this work package is to investigate how the Dynamic Capability of ambidexterity and Dynamic Social Practices in project environments enables organisations to better manage innovation and change, whilst exploiting current knowledge and competencies.

Adapting Systems to Developing Countries

This work package's objective is to adapt the "lean" and "seen" models, strategies and concepts developed in the previous work packages to meet the specific requirements of developing countries.

Holistic Framework for Project Management in the 21st century

The purpose of this work package to establish ways to integrate both lean and psycho-social perspectives into a PM framework and to provide a set of guidelines, recommendations and specifications reflecting these two perspectives for effective and efficient PM.