Managing projects in an embedded systems development context: an in-depth case study from an improvisational perspective
Molnar, W. and Nandhakumar, Joe (2009) Managing projects in an embedded systems development context: an in-depth case study from an improvisational perspective. In: 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 5-8 Jan, 2009. Published in: Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System SciencesFull text not available from this repository.
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This paper reports the findings of an empirical investigation into developing and managing an embedded system project in the context of structured process management. This research adopts an interpretive case study approach and explores project managers' and developers' experiences in embedded system development within a turbulent environment. The study describes the complex undertaking of managing embedded system development, which, in this case, involved improvisational and bricolage practices. It analyses the various influences on the management of an embedded system development project in this setting, along with the organizational responses to such influences. The paper indicates that improvisation and bricolage might be possible tactics for coping with challenges, and lead to a smooth transition of organizational processes. In this case setting, best practices and principles became informal rules and standards, both of which enabled the project manager to cope with difficulties throughout the project.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > T Technology (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Information Systems & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences|
|Publisher:||IEEE Computer Society|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Waikoloa, Hawaii|
|Date(s) of Event:||5-8 Jan, 2009|
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