Project Management Processes in Project Businesses

Jefferson Leandro Anselmo / ANTONIO CESAR AMARU MAXIMIANO / Domingos Santin

More than a tool for organizational adaptation and evolution, project management plays a strategic role in many companies, especially those that have businesses based on projects. The knowledge on the nature of project management in this context, however, is relatively new and scarce. This study seeks to deepen the knowledge on this subject. The research problem is the identification of the project management processes performed in project-based businesses. The study is comprised of a qualitative and a quantitative phase. As a result, the article describes conclusions about the usefulness of contemporary project management concepts and about the need to make some adjustments on these concepts in the case of the project-oriented businesses.