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Project Management Model for In-House Projects

Ekesiöö, Agnes and Hagberg, Anna (2018) MIOM05
Production Management
Abstract
Background/Problem Description: The purpose of project management is to keep track,
organize and assure that the specific goal of a project will be accomplished before the
project ends. Without a project management model, it is hard for an organization to
monitor and fulfill the purpose of project management. Therefore, ESSIQ AB believes
it would be beneficial to have a project management model when running their in-
house projects. This belief laid the ground for this master thesis project. Having a
project management model within an organization can also give a competitive
advantage, and allow the organization to be more efficient, which is needed on today’s
market.



Purpose & Research Questions: The purpose of... (More)
Background/Problem Description: The purpose of project management is to keep track,
organize and assure that the specific goal of a project will be accomplished before the
project ends. Without a project management model, it is hard for an organization to
monitor and fulfill the purpose of project management. Therefore, ESSIQ AB believes
it would be beneficial to have a project management model when running their in-
house projects. This belief laid the ground for this master thesis project. Having a
project management model within an organization can also give a competitive
advantage, and allow the organization to be more efficient, which is needed on today’s
market.



Purpose & Research Questions: The purpose of this master thesis project was to develop
a project management model for small in-house projects at ESSIQ AB. Another
purpose of this master thesis project was to collect information from best practices, the
forefront in science and international guidelines, and to expand the knowledge within
the field of project management. Based on the purpose, the following research
questions were established:



RQ1: How can a generic project management model be designed to efficiently
manage small projects?



RQ2: Can agile project management help organizations to manage project more
flexibly?



RQ3: What are the best practices within the field of project management, at other
companies?



Delimitations: A couple of delimitations have been set for the master thesis project. The
framework to be developed will be a generic model but with a focus on Mechanics and
Design/UX projects. The framework will be developed for small projects, normally
consisting of five project members. However, the framework will be applicable for
project sizes up to 15 members.






Methodology: A couple of research strategies and methods were used for this master thesis
project. When gathering the theoretical framework for this master thesis project, a
literature collection was carried out during an exploratory research strategy. Further
on, a descriptive strategy was used when semi-structured interviews were held at
ESSIQ AB, which was the master thesis’s large case company. To collect best
practices, seven other companies were used as smaller case companies. The
interviews at the smaller case companies were open in their nature. During the model
development phase, when combining and using the knowledge gathered through
literature and empirical studies, the problem solving research strategy was applied.



Results and Conclusion: The contribution from this master thesis project is the project
management model created for in-house projects at ESSIQ AB. The project
management model is a combination of traditionally standards and approaches, such
as the Project Management Institute, and forefront science within agile management.
Moreover, the model is a working method for project management and can cover
complete project from their initiation until they are closed. (Less)
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author
Ekesiöö, Agnes and Hagberg, Anna
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organization
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MIOM05
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M1 - University Diploma
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keywords
Project management, project management model, in-house projects, product development, agile project management, agile projects
other publication id
18/5606
language
English
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8953400
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2018-06-27 14:49:54
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2018-06-27 14:49:54
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  abstract     = {Background/Problem Description: The purpose of project management is to keep track, 
organize and assure that the specific goal of a project will be accomplished before the 
project ends. Without a project management model, it is hard for an organization to 
monitor and fulfill the purpose of project management. Therefore, ESSIQ AB believes 
it would be beneficial to have a project management model when running their in-
house projects. This belief laid the ground for this master thesis project. Having a 
project management model within an organization can also give a competitive 
advantage, and allow the organization to be more efficient, which is needed on today’s 
market. 

 

Purpose & Research Questions: The purpose of this master thesis project was to develop 
a project management model for small in-house projects at ESSIQ AB. Another 
purpose of this master thesis project was to collect information from best practices, the 
forefront in science and international guidelines, and to expand the knowledge within 
the field of project management. Based on the purpose, the following research 
questions were established: 

 

RQ1: How can a generic project management model be designed to efficiently 
manage small projects? 

 

RQ2: Can agile project management help organizations to manage project more 
flexibly? 

 

RQ3: What are the best practices within the field of project management, at other 
companies? 

 

Delimitations: A couple of delimitations have been set for the master thesis project. The 
framework to be developed will be a generic model but with a focus on Mechanics and 
Design/UX projects. The framework will be developed for small projects, normally 
consisting of five project members. However, the framework will be applicable for 
project sizes up to 15 members. 

 

 


Methodology: A couple of research strategies and methods were used for this master thesis 
project. When gathering the theoretical framework for this master thesis project, a 
literature collection was carried out during an exploratory research strategy. Further 
on, a descriptive strategy was used when semi-structured interviews were held at 
ESSIQ AB, which was the master thesis’s large case company. To collect best 
practices, seven other companies were used as smaller case companies. The 
interviews at the smaller case companies were open in their nature. During the model 
development phase, when combining and using the knowledge gathered through 
literature and empirical studies, the problem solving research strategy was applied. 

 

Results and Conclusion: The contribution from this master thesis project is the project 
management model created for in-house projects at ESSIQ AB. The project 
management model is a combination of traditionally standards and approaches, such 
as the Project Management Institute, and forefront science within agile management. 
Moreover, the model is a working method for project management and can cover 
complete project from their initiation until they are closed.},
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  keyword      = {Project management,project management model,in-house projects,product development,agile project management,agile projects},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Project Management Model for In-House Projects},
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