The central claim of this dissertation is that contemporary IT project management is largely practised within the constraint of a dominant discipline, that of the 'scientific' project manager, for whom projects are defined in terms of the 'iron triangle' of time, cost and performance. It argues that identification with that archetype has been a limiting factor in the development of project management as a sophisticated human practice.
Table of ContentsPar I . The problem of project management. Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. A practice in crisis
Chapter 3. A genealogy of project management
Chap[ter 4. Opening the space of project management : the hermeneutic phenomenological interview
Chapter 5. The philosophy of ironism -- Part II. A virtuoso competency framework for project management practice. Chapter 6. Attending to project management practice
Chapter 7. Redescribing project management
Chapter 8. 'Being-in' project management practice
Chapter 9. Conclusion : making project management relevant.
NotesBibliography: pages 236-246
Thesis by publication.
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Department, Centre or SchoolMacquarie Graduate School of Management
Year of Award2015
Principal SupervisorSteven Segal
Additional Supervisor 1Claire Jankelson
RightsCopyright Bradley Rolfe 2014.
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Extent1 online resource (xx, 246 pages)