Organizational Behavior: Power, Conflict & Group Work

The Apollo 13 case study

This report offers insight into various aspects of Organisational Behavior that have been identified from three different incidents in the sequence of events surrounding the Apollo 13 mission. We put forward a number of characteristics found in various members of organisations. These usually relate to positions, roles, goals, authority, communication, attitudes and relationships

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Virtual Project Management (VPModel)

Best practice for Project Management in the Virtual World

In the dawn of the 21st century, project management discipline faces a new challenge, the transition to the virtual world. It was only a matter of time that the “virtual” trend would hit project management too. This paper displays the best practice for project management in the virtual world by introducing a new theoretical model, the VPModel (which stands for Virtual Project Management Model).

Project Management Systemic Thinking

An analysis of Athens 2004 project as a system.

How different interconnecting aspects of project management affect each other and how can project management practice help understand this interaction in order to overcome project challenges

e-Business Marketplaces

A critical review of the emergence, development, business models and performance of the e-business marketplaces.

What factors will determine the future shape of this sector of e-business activity and what are the implications for e-business marketplace providers and organisational customers.

Leadership

A critique of leadership using the example of Lars Kolind, the CEO of Oticon for 10 years (1988-1998)

Exploring leadership styles, the difference between a manager and leader, the role of vision, charisma, transformational leadership and the system perspective of leadership. All these aspects are presented with practical examples from Lars Kolind’s career as the CEO of Oticon.

Analysis of Project Success Criteria and Success Factors

How to maximise success in your projects using meaningful criteria and factors

We often hear or read about various success stories. But what is success and what criteria should organizations use to identify success? What factors lead to a successful project? The purpose of this article is to define project success criteria, clarify their difference with success factors and analyse their importance in project management methodology.

IT Tools for Project Management

A presentation of project management software packages

Research and critique the benefit of project management software packages such as MS Project in a professional project management environment. What are their strengths (and limitations) and how could they be deployed to enhance professional practice

Distinguishing Features of Project Management in the 21st Century

All the new trends in Project Management

In the 21st century, there is a clear swift from hard systems approach of project management to soft factors, a demand for strategic thinking in project management, new success factors and project uncertainty management. Broader project management theory and more intense research efforts are also a trend in the field.