Operationalizing Coordination of Mega-projects - a Workpractice Perspective
2006 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we propose a workpractice approach towards operationalizing the coordination of mega-projects. The approach matured over several years in development practice at Ericsson, a major supplier of telecommunication products and services worldwide. Key points in the approach are the management of critical dependencies and the construction of a communal understanding on how to coordinate projects. Coordination is seen as a workpractice, where actors provide coordination services to the project. We discuss some results from the application of the approach in relation to an ideal-type classification of mega-projects such as Weber, Rambo and Gaia. The main conclusion is that the suggested approach enables the coordination of extraordinarily complex mega-projects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 26, no 5, 574-587 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54024DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.05.009Local ID: 73938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-54024DiVA: diva2:297220
IRNOP VII Project Research Conference, Xi'an, China, October 11-13, 2006