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Requirement managers’ roles in industrial, platform development
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 7, no 4, 493-517 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

To describe and analyze the role of requirement managers in new product development (NPD) projects.

 

Method

This paper is based on a case study of an industrial platform project. Sixty-eight persons were interviewed and project prerequisites and requirement specifications documents were studied. The roles of specific individuals and their formal role as requirement managers are reported.

                     

Findings

The requirement manager’s role fulfillment is performed through five major activities described as developing, anchoring, re-organizing, routinizing, and positioning. These activities are essential in order to manage working with a large flagship project.

 

Practical implications

This paper argues that functional roles should not be taken for granted. Even though significant efforts may have been performed in order to establish a new function within a project management setting, the process of establishing new work practices is complex. Managers should therefore investigate inter-functional integration on ongoing bases.

 

Originality/value

This paper provides important insights into aspects of requirement manager’s ongoing project activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 7, no 4, 493-517 p.
Keyword [en]
requirement managers’ roles, platform projects, positioning of requirement management, transitional development of the role
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83045DOI: 10.1108/IJMPB-04-2013-0017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-83045DiVA: diva2:664716
Available from: 2013-11-16 Created: 2013-11-16 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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