Title: The project canvas: five years evolution of a project management instrument

Authors: Frank Habermann; Karen Schmidt

Addresses: HWR Berlin School of Economics and Law, Over the Fence – Projects Newly Discovered, Berlin, Germany ' HWR Berlin School of Economics and Law, Over the Fence – Projects Newly Discovered, Berlin, Germany

Abstract: The project canvas is an instrument for winning a common understanding of a project, especially (but not only) in interdisciplinary groups. For this, the project canvas has special features, which were developed, tested and proven in the context of multi-year qualitative research. Research has been conducted in the spirit of free and open-source development. In this context, a key role was played by an open global community, in which project managers have free access to data, receive and apply the project canvas for their purposes, and share their experiences, resulting in improvements and enhancements of the instrument. This article describes the research and development of the project canvas from initial ideas to professional maturity. After the introduction, we present the theoretical background, then the research methodology, followed by your results, discussion and conclusion with limitations.

Keywords: project management; project design; modelling; project communication; interdisciplinary teams.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2020.105674

International Journal of Management Practice, 2020 Vol.13 No.2, pp.216 - 236

Received: 06 Apr 2018
Accepted: 04 Mar 2019

Published online: 03 Mar 2020 *

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