Title: Proposing a model for evaluating lean project management performance using grounded theory

Authors: Reza Dabestani; Abbas Moghbel Baerz; Adel Azar; Arash Shahin

Addresses: Department of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Jalal Ale Ahmad Ave., P.O. Box 14115-337, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Jalal Ale Ahmad Ave., P.O. Box 14115-337, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Jalal Ale Ahmad Ave., P.O. Box 14115-337, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: The current study is an attempt to present a grounded-theory-based model to evaluate lean project management. To do that, we first developed the concept of lean project management through defining 'lean' in project management by a three-stage strategy of databased theory with inductive method. Afterwards, we exploited grounded theory and its instructions to interview experts and managers of steel industry. Having collected data and perused the related literature, we initiated a recursive process in which we defined the elements of our model as well as their relationship through formulation, amendment, and verification of the raw data. Eventually, we identified 17 major categories and 76 characteristics to be in our model.

Keywords: lean project management; performance; grounded theory; model; qualitative research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2017.087867

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2017 Vol.22 No.4, pp.521 - 535

Available online: 13 Oct 2017 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article