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Att genomföra projekt - Två teoretiska perspektiv på ett problemfyllt projekt i ett kunskapsföretag

Lindström, Magnus and Jönsson, Marcus (2001)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This thesis examines a project that has been conducted at a software development company. The aim is to investigate which problems firms of this kind faces performing projects. We choose a theoretical frame consisting of a modern view on how to manage projects. The view argues that the management of each project has to be adapted to the situation at hand. This theory is divided into two separate streams of reasoning; one emphasize learning, delegation of responsibility and flexibility, while the other argues for control, time planning and the importance of keeping to the plans.
When we compare the theories to the case we draw three main conclusions: A thorough phase of investigation is required to produce the necessary planning documents.... (More)
This thesis examines a project that has been conducted at a software development company. The aim is to investigate which problems firms of this kind faces performing projects. We choose a theoretical frame consisting of a modern view on how to manage projects. The view argues that the management of each project has to be adapted to the situation at hand. This theory is divided into two separate streams of reasoning; one emphasize learning, delegation of responsibility and flexibility, while the other argues for control, time planning and the importance of keeping to the plans.
When we compare the theories to the case we draw three main conclusions: A thorough phase of investigation is required to produce the necessary planning documents. Further, flexibility is essential regarding the plans that have been made, thus if reality diverges from the plans they must be changed. Finally, care must be taken when consultants are involved in a project. It is then vital to work with them and manoeuvre their work process towards the goal of the project. (Less)
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author
Lindström, Magnus and Jönsson, Marcus
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
projekt, konsulter, kunskapsföretag, projektledning, mjukvaruutveckling, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1349817
date added to LUP
2001-06-05
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines a project that has been conducted at a software development company. The aim is to investigate which problems firms of this kind faces performing projects. We choose a theoretical frame consisting of a modern view on how to manage projects. The view argues that the management of each project has to be adapted to the situation at hand. This theory is divided into two separate streams of reasoning; one emphasize learning, delegation of responsibility and flexibility, while the other argues for control, time planning and the importance of keeping to the plans.
When we compare the theories to the case we draw three main conclusions: A thorough phase of investigation is required to produce the necessary planning documents. Further, flexibility is essential regarding the plans that have been made, thus if reality diverges from the plans they must be changed. Finally, care must be taken when consultants are involved in a project. It is then vital to work with them and manoeuvre their work process towards the goal of the project.},
  author       = {Lindström, Magnus and Jönsson, Marcus},
  keyword      = {projekt,konsulter,kunskapsföretag,projektledning,mjukvaruutveckling,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att genomföra projekt - Två teoretiska perspektiv på ett problemfyllt projekt i ett kunskapsföretag},
  year         = {2001},
}