The premise of this paper is that tension exists among participants and parties in projects. The uniqueness of development in projects virtually assures this. It is proposed that tensions are a product of the precursors of complexity, uncertainty and equivocality, and an attempt is made to characterize tension as it arises in projects – its genesis, its nature, its effects and (sometimes) its resolution. Within discussions on the strategy, decision making, intdra- and inter-project interdependencies, organization change projects and managing across development sites associated with a flagship project, 77 statements concerning tension were identified. These statements were analyzed for content to produce a model associating tension with its precursors and the literature on tension. It is felt that a contribution is made to project contingency theory where knowledge about project context is seen as essential in order to understand best practices for project execution and effectiveness.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 2016 Annual Conference|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 31.03.2016|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in conference proceedings|
|Event||NEDSI Annual Conference Alexandria, Virginia 2016 - Alexandria, United States|
Duration: 31.03.2016 → 02.04.2016
- 512 Business and Management