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Handling multi-projects: An empirical study of challenges faced in management
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With projects being a common way of working in modern organizations, multi-projects has become a more frequent occurrence and brought new situations that organizations need to handle. Research shows that project managers don‟t have complete understanding on how to handle multi-projects and the problems that can arise. In this thesis a qualitative study was conducted with five project managers from different organizations who had experience from working in multi-projects. Interviews were performed in order to plot the challenges and to identify how they were handled. Four areas of importance were pinpointed; project phases, composing teams, absence of multi-project management systems within the organizations and finally choice of project methods. The findings are to be thought of as guiding principles for organizations and project managers that experience concerns regarding multi-projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 25 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2013.03
Keyword [en]
multi-projects, project management
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73259OAI: diva2:630634
Educational program
Master's Programme in IT Management
Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-06-19Bibliographically approved

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