Expanding the domain of project management by revisiting its past
Joana Geraldi / Jonas Söderlund / Sylvain Lenfle
The workshop is moved by the belief that history matters and that there is a need for more research into the area of Project History. A better understanding of project history helps us to understand challenges and improve the creating, shaping and managing of projects in practice, and to create a common ground among academics both in terms of readings as of cases. We invite you to look back so we can move forward. Instead of academic debates, we propose a dialogue. After thought-provoking presentations on a few classic project management cases and readings, we will reflect about: What they considered to be the key readings in PM and what are the big ideas? What do we learn from historical and monumental projects? Looking at the past current developments, what could be fruitful roots for the future?