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Stories from everyday life on projects: the relationship between Project Manager, the Project Sponsor and the process of Project Governance | Project Research Institute

Stories from everyday life on projects: the relationship between Project Manager, the Project Sponsor and the process of Project Governance

 

We are having a wonderful experiment on blogging with a project researcher Svetlana Cicmil PhD, MBA BSc (Civ. Eng) and  a practitioner Jason Sprague MBA.

The broad theme of their blog is ‘project governance and decision making’ in the context of managing organisational improvement initiatives as a project in the UK public sector. Svetlana and Jason have been intrigued by structural, methodological/procedural and relational problems of governing such projects in practice. More specifically, they have experienced issues with (assigned and assumed) roles, status, influence, accountability and responsibility of those who should ‘govern’ the project vis-à-vis the project manager in their everyday conduct of project related tasks. 

The series of articles in their blog has been co-created collaboratively by practitioner Jason and academic Svetlana through a continuous open dialogue, a process which, in itself, has been a fascinating challenge. Svetlana and Jason aimed is to encourage a debate about how the challenges, problems and victories experienced by practitioners can be understood and explained by the accepted wisdom in the field and /or by emerging academic concepts and research findings.

Fascinating. 

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