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- ItemOpen AccessProject management maturity models: The silver bullets of competitive advantage.(Project Management Institute, 2002-12) Jugdev, Kam; Thomas, JProject management maturity models are important assessment tools for the profession. Maturity models identify organizational strengths and weaknesses as well as provide benchmarking information. They capture explicit, codified practice (know-what), but do not include the intangible assets of project management (know-how). Some have made the claim that project management maturity models (MM) can lead to a competitive advantage for firms. This paper uses four resource-based frameworks to assess whether or not maturity models lead to a sustained competitive advantage. In the context of the strategy domain, it is concluded that MMs can result in a temporary competitive advantage but not a sustained competitive advantage. Clearly, a sustained competitive advantage is rooted in a combination of know-what and know-how.
- ItemOpen AccessRethinking project management – Old truths and new insights.(Project Management Association Finland /Norwegian Project Management Forum, 2001) Jugdev, Kam; Thomas, J; Delisle, C
- ItemOpen AccessSelling project management to senior executives: the case for avoiding crisis sales?(Project Management Institute, 2002-06) Thomas, J; Delisle, C; Jugdev, Kam; Buckle, P.Worldwide, project management is gaining acceptance as a business competency for many organizations. On one hand, it is noted that there is a growing interest in the use of elements of project management in virtually every segment of every industry. On the other hand, long-term investment in project management remains a tough sell at the executive level. Knowing that the lack of senior management support is consistently identified as a key factor in failed projects, this disconnect is a growing concern for practitioners. This paper presents the preliminary results of the first phase of a research project designed to develop an understanding of the reasons for this conundrum.