Global Project Management Annotated Bibliography

Global Project Management Annotated Bibliography

Abushova, E., Burova, E., & Suloeva, S. (2016). Strategic analysis in telecommunication project management system. In the Internet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networks and Systems (pp. 76-84). Springer, Cham.

The authors Abushova, Burova, and Suloeva, have a wealth of knowledge in information communication technology (ICT). The authors describes strategic analysis of project management in telecommunication. The most significant one for attaining organization’s strategic objectives is a process of choosing an appropriate project portfolio. According to the authors, the strategic evaluation of the business environment the organization operates in, has a great impact when making such a choice. As a result of constant changes in the business environment in the field of telecommunications, various aspects such as evaluation indicators, evaluation techniques, and tools which should be selected appropriately. The article is important because it assists in the evaluation of key aspects of a business. 

Apostolopoulos, C., Halikias, G., Maroukian, K., & Tsaramirsis, G. (2016). Facilitating organizational decision making: a change risk assessment model case study. Journal of Modelling in Management, 11(2), 694-721.

The authors Apostolopolus, Tsaramirsis, Halikias, and Maroukian, are professors at the City University London with different knowledge in mathematics, information technology, engineering, and computer science.  They address the issue of decision making in project management in regards to risk assessment. Besides, they discuss how various established standards such as PMBOK and SCRUM couple risk management and change that might occur in this area. The authors explain how complex decision making in the project’s timeline can modify risk assessment and the techniques that are required to make sure that all key areas are addressed. The article was an excellent source for understanding recent trends in risk assessment that can influence global project and how to handle the assessments.

Ašeriškis, D., & Damaševičius, R. (2014). Gamification of a Project management system. In Proc. of Int. Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions ACHI2014 (pp. 200-207).

The authors of the article Darius and Robertas describes Gamification in project management. According to the authors, gamification involves the use of various aspects of game design and mechanics which are an important contexts for improving the value of a service or a product for the users. They address the psychological background and social roles for gamification, its features, and concepts as well as game mechanics and aspects of a game. In the article, they have analyzed the gamification of Trogon project management system. The main role of the article is to enlighten the project managers and team to improve the value of service beyond its face value.

Biesenthal, C., & Wilden, R. (2014). Multi-level project governance: Trends and opportunities. International Journal of Project Management, 32(8), 1291-1308.

Biesenthal is a project manager and engineer while Ralf is a strategy consultant and an associate professor at Macquarie University. They describe the multi-level project governance in regards to trends and opportunities. According to them, project governance is an important aspect of making sure that project delivery is successful. In the article, they conduct a systematic analysis of various research to give a content-driven evaluation of the literature and give future study direction.  They also use textual data mining software Leximancer to determine the dominant concepts and themes found in project governance. The article is relevant because it offers information on different facets of project governance.

Eckroth, J. (2018). Python Artificial Intelligence Projects for Beginners: Get up and running with Artificial Intelligence using eight smart and exciting AI applications. Packt Publishing Ltd.

Joshua Eckroth is an assistant professor of computer science at Stetson University where he handles artificial intelligence, big data mining and analytics, and software engineering. The author demonstrates artificial projects in Python that covers the contemporary techniques that form the global artificial intelligence. In addition, he explores various artificial projects using python. According to him, artificial technology is the newest technology that is being adopted among various organizations to automate their operations and management of issues. The article is important to understand how to develop a classifier through the use of effective machine learning techniques in the management of projects.

Liu, S., Xia, F., Zhang, J., Pan, W., & Zhang, Y. (2016). Exploring the trends, characteristic antecedents, and performance consequences of crowdsourcing project risks. International Journal of Project Management, 34(8), 1625-1637.

The authors Liu, Xia, Zhang, Pan, and Zhang verifies the impact of crowdsourcing project features like project role, type, and mode on risks. They design a risk framework of crowdsourcing projects and examines the trends in risk format and outcome across crowdsourcing projects with all levels of risk. They have identified the risks that are more critical than the other. For instance, the technical-linked risks are more critical compared to social-linked risks in crowdsourcing projects. It is apparent that all risks influence the performance of the crowdsourcing project. 

Szalay, I., Kovács, Á. & Sebestyén, Z. (2017). Integrated Framework for Project Management Office Evaluation. Procedia engineering, 196, 578-584.

Szalay is a project manager and consultant with a wealth of experience in ICT and international projects. Ádám Kovács is a mobile project manager with a lot of experience in technology and mobile products. Zoltán Sebestyén is an associate professor of a project and associate manager. The authors provide a model for project management office evaluation. They define project management office as a systematic organizational entity is a key participant in attaining achievements of corporations. In addition, the proposed model for a project has approaches from an organization’s operations context, maturity, performance, services, and typology. The article is important because it provides project managers with an appropriate model for the assessment of PMO.

Schacht, S., Morana, S., & Mädche, A. (2014). The project world-gamification in project knowledge management.

Schacht and Madche are from the University of Mannheim whereas Morana is from University of Enterprise systems. The authors explain the role of gamification in project knowledge management. According to them, many organizations struggle to manage what they know. For instance, project teams are either trying to invent what is already there or making mistakes that are already established in the organization. In the article, they present a gamified project knowledge management system to fill the gap through gamification mechanisms to allow the project teams to share their experience and re-use project-related skills. The article is significant because it assists in understanding some of the problems that are experienced during project management.

Sanchez, O. P., & Terlizzi, M. A. (2017). Cost and time project management success factors for information systems development projects. International Journal of Project Management, 35(8), 1608-1626.

Both Sanchez and Terlizzi have knowledge and skills in project management. In the article, they describe critical factors such as cost and time that can influence the success of a project. They discuss the cost and time in project management as a key measure for project success. Due to the existence of different factors that affect project management success, the authors use a practical sample of 899 information system projects of leading bank by using models to account for effects of determinants like a project, project manager and team. In project management, it is important to come to terms with cost and time because of the weight they carry in the project process.

Vanzant-Stern, T. (2016). Lean and Agile Project Management-how to Make Any Project Better, Faster. Taylor & Francis Incorporated.

Terra Vanzant Stern, Ph.D. is a certified project manager and six sigma black belt holder. She also holds both senior professional and global professional human resources certifications. In the article, the author describes how to make any project better, faster and more cost effective. When the project managers or leaders encounter a budget cut and few resources, the waste elimination process becomes a key factor and a priority in maintaining effectiveness. However, this does not mean reducing or abandoning traditional project cycles. The initial results on key assignments can only be meet and completed with strong plans and a detailed work-breakdown framework. In the article, Terra defines nine wastes that are found in project management and shows how they can be addressed using lean technology.