Title: From strategy to project effectiveness: introducing the three stages of strategic project management

Authors: Saeed Zolfaghari; Alireza Aliahmadi; Mohammad Mahdavi Mazdeh

Addresses: Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran ' Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran ' Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Increasing dependence of organisations on projects on one hand, and lack of effectiveness and high failure rates of projects on the other hand render the alignment between projects and organisational objectives highly essential. Strategic project management (SPM) is a means by which this alignment can be achieved. The inundate number of SPM research, however, has left the field nebulous especially in the way it can help organisations meet their objectives. In this study, the three general stages of SPM and their main features along with other basic concepts of organisations are introduced and elaborated on by investigating the strategy-to-project effectiveness pipeline. Furthermore, the route in SPM literature that aims to overcome the present shortcomings of its three stages is discussed.

Keywords: strategic project management; SPM; project effectiveness; alignment; project success; strategic management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2017.084441

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2017 Vol.12 No.3, pp.308 - 328

Received: 15 May 2015
Accepted: 19 Dec 2015

Published online: 12 May 2017 *

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