Skip to content

Understanding front-end project workshops with Social Practice Theory

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-175
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume37
Issue number1
Early online date13 Dec 2018
DOIs
DateAccepted/In press - 22 Nov 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 13 Dec 2018
DatePublished (current) - Jan 2019

Abstract

Stimulated by the growing interest in understanding the actuality of project managing and the need to better understand how front-end project workshops can be efficacious, we aim to turn workshops-as-practice into a meaningful object of inquiry. We operationalise Social Practice Theory by studying the intertwining of materials, skills and meaning in video-recorded micro-episodes in a front-end project workshop. Our findings illustrate how material elements provide sensitive assistance as professional skills are enacted in structuring the project-specific urban development challenge. Our theoretical, methodological and empirical approach makes the characteristic tension of practice between transformation and reproduction accessible for empirical inquiry and theorising from practice, thereby helping to develop project management knowledge that resonates with the experience of the project practitioner.

    Research areas

  • Methodology, Theory of Research into Project Management, Projects-as-practice, Social Practice Theory, Video data, Front-end workshop

Documents

Documents

  • Full-text PDF (accepted author manuscript)

    Rights statement: This is the author accepted manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Elsevier at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786318301662 . Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.

    Accepted author manuscript, 728 KB, PDF document

    Embargo ends: 13/12/20

    Request copy

    Licence: CC BY-NC-ND

DOI

View research connections

Related faculties, schools or groups