Project Management Multiplicity – groundbreaking new book of research results published in Denmark


25 March 20013 – Copenhagen, Denmark – A groundbreaking new book on current trends and future possible directions in project management has been published in Denmark, based on the result of researchers at several leading universities and institutions in the country.  Project Management Multiplicity – Current Trends, is edited by Prof Jan Pries-Heje, Head of Studies for the Master of Project Management at Roskilde University, and published in cooperation with the Danish Project Management Association.

project-management-multiplicityFrom the back cover: Current and future project management is characterized by a multiplicity of approaches.  PROJECT MANAGEMENT MULTIPLICITY provides an overview of the most current research on project management, including:

  • How has our focus in projects changed during the last decades?
  • Should projects be seen as chains of events or as points of interaction?
  • What is the outcome of using project management tools?
  • How is uncertainty in projects perceived and what can be done?
  • How can Scrum be used as a new way to organize projects?
  • How can project management be taught?

Project Management Multiplicity – Current Trends includes the following chapters:

  1. Project Management Multiplicity: Current Trends, by Jan Pries-Heje
  2. 40 Years of Danish Project Management: From Engineering Manager to Business Developer, by Hans Mikkelsen and Jens Ove Riis
  3. Rethinking Project Management in Denmark, by Per Svejvig
  4. Projects and Company Development: Effectiveness and Productivity, by Hans Mikkelsen and Jens Ove Riis
  5. Projects and Company Development: Orchestration and Energy, by Hans Mikkelsen and Jens Ove Riis
  6. Organizing for the Unexpected: Project Organizing as Chains or Hubs?, by Jesper Schlamovitz
  7. Conceptualizing Perceived Uncertainty in Project Work, by Sabine Madsen and Jan Pries-Heje
  8. Scrum: A New Perspective on Project Management, by Lene Pries-Heje and Jan Pries-Heje
  9. The Use of Tools in Project Management and the Perceived Success Criteria of Projects, by Peter G. Harboe, Karin Glavind and Lisbeth Skytte
  10. A Communications Approach to Teaching Project Management, by Constance E. Kampf
  11. Current Trends and Future Directions, by Peter G. Harboe, Sabine Madsen and Per Svejvig

According to Professor Pries-Heje: “This book is an attempt to gather current state-of-the-art research on project management from multiple university colleges in Denmark… Multiple means many.  Today there are many projects, many project managers, many researchers studying projects, many organizations that are focused on project management, and many universities making projects and project management part of their curriculum.  In this sense, Denmark is no exception, as you will see in this book; research in project management or research using projects as the object of analysis takes place at all universities in Denmark.”

Project Management Multiplicity – Current Trends, Jan-Pries-Heje, editor; published by Samfunds Litteratur, 2013, ISBN 978-87-593-1712-9; soft cover, 233 pages; information at http://www.samfundslitteratur.dk/Visning-af-titel.242.0.html?&cHash=ccb279871d08cca26476a35d4d6c53da&ean=9788759317129

Source: Danish Project Management Association