Project organization – Exploring its adaptation properties (Lindkvist, 2008)

 Project based firm

Lindkvist, Lars: Project organization – Exploring its adaptation properties, in: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 26 (2008), No. 1, pp. 13-20.

Linkdkvist describes in this EURAM 2007 paper the cultural characteristics of the classical functional organisation and the characteristics of the project based firm. Furthermore he outlines 5 critical success factors for changing a functional organization into a project based organisation.

  • Individual learning: Trial-and-Error-Learning on the project level
  • Team learning: Critical inquiry and reflection
  • Firm-wide learning: Strategic learning inspired by individual and team learning
  • Time boundedness: Focus on time-related concepts (plans, milestones, reviews etc.)
  • Reciprocity: Project-level process must be nested in firm-level processes

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