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Dealing with deviations: Investigating coupling mechanisms in project management
Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
2007 (Engelska)Manuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Projects are often run concurrently, with tight deadlines, and no slack available to absorb delays. Consequently, projects are vulnerable for disturbances and dealing with project deviations are thus a daily practice within complex and tightly coupled projects. This paper aims at an understanding of how deviations are dealt with in practice when regular best practice and project execution models are less appropriate. A coupling perspective is used to analyze data from an extensive case study. We present different de-coupling and re-coupling mechanisms. De-coupling are activities to define and understand deviation while re-coupling represent mechanisms to mitigate consequences of the deviation. Two broad categories of management action patterns are finally discussed: Autopilot management when management is mostly to monitor and ensure smooth project execution and manual override management when immediate and precise management action is required to deal with the unexpected.

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Projects, practice, deviations, coupling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26329OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-26329DiVA, id: diva2:241879
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Manuskript till konferensen Irnop 2007.Tillgänglig från: 2009-10-06 Skapad: 2009-10-06 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad

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