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Organizational Project Management

Theory and Implementation Ralf Müller, Professor of Project Management, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway, Nathalie Drouin, Executive Director, KHEOPS- International Research Consortium on the Governance of Large Infrastructure Projects, Professor, Department of Management and Technology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada and Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney and Shankar Sankaran, Professor of Organizational Project Management, School of the Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
This concise text introduces an integrated view of all project management-related activities in an organization, called Organizational Project Management (OPM). Practical cases from several organizations, as well as popular theories such as the Resource-Based Theory and Institutional Theory provide for an insightful yet realistic understanding of OPM as an integrative tool for organizations to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
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Publication Date: October 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 096 9
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This concise text introduces an integrated view of all project management-related activities in an organization, called Organizational Project Management (OPM). Practical cases from several organizations, as well as popular theories such as the Resource-Based Theory and Institutional Theory provide for an insightful yet realistic understanding of OPM as an integrative tool for organizations to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

The reader will learn how separate organizational functions, such as project, program and portfolio management and governance integrate in a cohesive manner. The authors describe how different approaches to competing in the marketplace link to strategies, and the ways of selecting the ‘best’ business opportunities for organizations and integrating them into existing workflows and structures. They develop and describe a model that shows how OPM works within organizations.

The book is a valuable resource for top managers, reflective practitioners, academics, and postgraduate students in organization theory.
‘This fascinating book by renowned authors not only takes the organizational context of project management seriously, but also focuses on the interface as well as interplay between the temporary and the more permanent part of organizations. Discussing the value of the resource-based view and the neo-institutional approach as well as of governmentality theory for the analysis of organizational project management, the authors elaborate on the valuable link between project management and organization theory. They illustrate their ideas with the help of case studies. Reading recommended!’
– Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Contents: 1. Introduction to Organizational Project Management Part I The OPM Model 2. Organizational Philosophy 3. OPM Approach 4. OPM Governance 5. Business Integration 6. Organizational Integration 7. Project Governance 8. Project Management Part II Theories and the OPM Model 9. Resource-Based Theory and OPM 10. OPM and Institutional Theory 11. A Theory of the OPM Model Part III Applications of the OPM Model 12. Case Study: OPM and the Management of Megaprojects 13. Case Study: OPM in an Organization for Public Good 14. OPM Assessment 15. Designing OPM Systems References Index