Learning and acting in project situations through a meta-method (MAP) : a case study : contextual and situational approach for project management governance in management education

Bredillet, Christophe (2007) Learning and acting in project situations through a meta-method (MAP) : a case study : contextual and situational approach for project management governance in management education. In Proceedings of : 3rd Project Management Conference for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Bournemouth, UK.

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The paper introduces the underlying principles and the general features of a meta-method (MAP method – Management & Analysis of Projects) developed as part of and used in various research, education and professional development programmes at ESC Lille. This method aims at providing effective and efficient structure and process for acting and learning in various complex, uncertain and ambiguous managerial situations (projects, programmes, portfolios). The paper is organized in three parts. In a first part, I propose to revisit the dominant vision of the project management knowledge field, based on the assumptions they are not addressing adequately current business and management contexts and situations, and that competencies in management of entrepreneurial activities are the sources of creation of value for organisations. Then, grounded on the new suggested perspective, the second part presents the underlying concepts supporting MAP method seen as a ‘convention generator' and how this meta-method inextricably links learning and practice in addressing managerial situations. The third part describes example of application, illustrating with a brief case study how the method integrates Project Management Governance, and gives few examples of use in Management Education and Professional Development.

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ID Code: 49510
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: project management, meta-method, contextual approach, situational approach, learning, acting, ingenium
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 please consult the author
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2012 01:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 16:29

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