Discussing project status with the project-space model: an action research study

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van der Hoorn, Bronte. 2016. "Discussing project status with the project-space model: an action research study." International Journal of Project Management. 34 (8), pp. 1638-1657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.09.001
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Discussing project status with the project-space model: an action research study

ERA Journal ID3498
Article CategoryArticle
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Authorvan der Hoorn, Bronte
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Project Management
Journal Citation34 (8), pp. 1638-1657
Number of Pages20
Year2016
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0263-7863
1873-4634
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.09.001
Web Address (URL)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786316300874
Abstract

This empirical research article assesses the use of the project-space model as a tool for improving communication and understanding of a project's status, and the enablers and constraints to its progress. The study is driven by the Rethinking Project Management network calls for new approaches and frameworks that enable projects to be considered from different perspectives. The project-space model is already established in the literature as a project communication tool. This study uses an action research method, underpinned by an interpretivist research methodology, in a single case study environment. The model is found to be successful in enabling an improved strategic, integrated and holistic conversation regarding the case study project's status that reflects the ‘lived experience’. This article contributes to the literature by providing empirical testing of an alternative tool for communication of project status, enablers and constraints.

Keywordsmanaging projects; reporting; action research; project-space model
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020359999. Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
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Second place winner for the USQ School-Specific 2016 Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles - School of Management and Enterprise.
Student award winner for the USQ Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles published during the period September - December 2016.
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Management and Enterprise
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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