Modeling Organizational Project Management

Ralf Müller, Nathalie Drouin, Shankar Sankaran
2019 Project Management Journal  
The current discourse on organizational project management (OPM) focuses mainly on the integration of project, program and portfolio management, and ignores the contributions of other organizational entities and tasks to OPM. This paper overcomes this shortcoming by taking an organization theory perspective to develop and validate a seven layer "onion" model of elements that constitute OPM, their relationships, integration, and structural implementation in organizations. The particular
more » ... on of elements at each layer of the onion provides the necessary conditions for the adjacent layer of the model. The layers are organizational philosophy, OPM approaches, OPM governance, business integration, organizational integration, project governance, and project management. The model provides for an integrated view of OPM, assessment and profiling of OPM in organizations, and theorizes on the conditions for implementing OPM measures. Hence, the paper addresses the often articulated need for more theory in (organizational) project management.
doi:10.1177/8756972819847876 fatcat:rxcwm3puezgfjhdjpngepgwveu